TransForm has recently released a report titled, "Windfall For All: How Connected, Convenient Neighborhoods Can Protect Our Climate and Safeguard California’s Economy." The report looks at the four main population areas of the state - Southern CA, the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, and Sacramento - and finds that residents could save $31 billion if all communities had the same level of efficient design and access to public transportation as the best 20%.
The report also examines the effect of such planning on greenhouse gasses, the benefits that would be seen in specific communities, and the huge potential Senate Bill 375 holds as we look toward an even more populous California.
From the report:
Growing more efficiently will not just save households money, but will also reduce the costs of transportation infrastructure, generate city revenues, and possibly even reduce the cost of new homes. But, as with all things that sound too good to be true, there’s a catch: If we want to reap the full benefits, we must change how we plan...
The report highlights are attached. For the full report, go to http://transformca.org/windfall-for-all.