Contra Costa Times: Study: Increased traffic throughout city as Alameda Point redeveloped, September 11, 2013


ALAMEDA -- Traffic would increase on the city's main throughfares during commute times with the redevelopment of Alameda Point, a draft study on the environmental impacts of the project has found.

Noise would also increase as crews work to build the 1,425 homes and about 5.5 square feet of retail and business space proposed for the former U.S. Navy base, plus the resulting dust and debris would undermine air quality.

But the draft Environmental Impact Report, which city officials are now considering, also recommends steps that could lessen the short and long-term impacts, including offering incentives for the area's future residents to use water taxis and other public transportation to lower geenhouse gas emissions.