Regional Goods Movement
Regional Goods Movement Study for the San Francisco Bay Area
Goods Movement/Land Use Study
The 2004 Regional Goods Movement Study found that goods movement industries and industrial businesses that rely on our transportation systems play an important role in the region’s economy. However, while development and regional growth trends indicate increased demand for goods movement services, research indicates that affordable, close-in location options for goods movement businesses are declining. This follow-on Goods Movement/Land Use Study provides additional analysis of the land use trends and their implications.
The study focuses on two major corridors: 1) I-880 from Richmond to Fremont, and 2) US 101 from the San Francisco/San Mateo County line to SFO. The first phase of the study identified and mapped key goods movement businesses in the study corridors and identified those currently “at risk” from land use policies (See map). The second phase of the study analyzes the current and future supply and demand of goods movement businesses and assesses how their displacement due to local land use policies impacts our transportation network.
Goods Movement Businesses
The goods movement industries for the purposes of this study are: 1) industries to which goods movement is of high- or mid-level importance to their operations and to their location decisions; and 2) industries that are industrial land uses with demand for industrial land and building space. (See Attachment B, Table 1 for a summary of the industries included.)
Historically, industrial land supply for goods movement businesses has been concentrated along the major transportation corridors that ring the central parts of San Francisco Bay. These locations offer proximity to the business and population centers in the region and access to the major airports and seaports. Goods movement businesses along the study corridors facilitate and support business activity and household consumption throughout the region. Overall, there were approximately 5,400 goods movement establishments located along the study corridors, supporting 177,200 jobs in 2006.
The Study compared two scenarios in 2035: 1) assumed existing industrial land supply would be available and 2) assumed reduced land supply based on existing trends and local zoning policies.
Attachment B compares these two scenarios and documents the transportation, environmental and economic consequences that the outward dispersion of industrial goods movement businesses, while the demand they serve in the central Bay Area grows, will have. Those impacts include:
Final Summary Report
The Final Summary Report and each task report are available below.
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