The Island: There will be cars
City officials have finally released a long-awaited study on the potential traffic impacts of SunCal’s proposed Alameda Point development. Their shocking conclusion? It will generate more traffic than an earlier proposal that included far fewer homes.
The report, which was authored by city staff with an assist from two consultants, showed that even the current general plan zoning for the Point, which allows for 2,000 homes and 7,895 jobs, would increase commute times and would also increase the traffic volumes at Island gateways and key intersections beyond their capacity. SunCal’s plan, which includes 4,841 homes and about 9,000 jobs, would exaggerate these effects.