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Plan Bay Area 2050: Drafting the Blueprint

Check out the Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint, which integrates 25 resilient and equitable strategies to make progress toward a more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant Bay Area for all.

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While a series of Virtual Workshops and Telephone Town Halls will be happening during the Plan Bay Area 2050 Blueprint public comment period - July 10 through August 10, 2020 - busy Bay Area residents are invited to provide quick feedback via an online survey

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New routes for bicycles and pedestrians, denser housing near transit stops, and more frequent and reliable train service were the top three strategies chosen by more than 3,100 people who played the Mayor of Bayville this fall.

A tabletop sign reading "It's Your Future, Bay Area" with the Plan Bay Area 2050 logo is in the foreground while a staff member speaks with members of the public in the background.

Better public transit, more affordable housing and new routes for safe biking and walking were recurring themes raised by Bay Area residents at more than three dozen “pop-up” workshops held around the region this fall.

The construction of any new travel route across San Francisco Bay — whether for cars, trucks and buses; for BART or other rail services; or for a combination of auto and rail uses — certainly would have a transformative effect on the Bay Area, reshaping both the region’s transportation network and its broader growth pattern.

A bench with trees in the foregrwound while a sailboat, bridge and buildings are in the background of this illustration from the Mayor of Bayville game.

MTC and ABAG are pleased to announce the launch of the Mayor of Bayville, the agencies' very first online game.

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The future will be here before we know it, and Plan Bay Area 2050 is a roadmap to help the Bay Area prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead.

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While the Plan Bay Area 2050 long-range planning process will not officially kick off until September 2019, MTC and ABAG are beginning some of the technical analyses required to develop the plan in spring and summer 2019.

Have you seen any recent changes in your commute? Do you want better connections with an agency that plans for the future of our road, highway and transit networks? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites you to take a short survey about the best way to reach out to you for comments and ideas.

The deadline for the public to comment on the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is June 1, 2017.