For our design studios we are constantly looking for sites within the urbanized area, where we can demonstrate sustainable development strategies. In 2011, we traced the major regional roads of the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan region with the intent to find sites that could be developed at moderately high residential densities and with a greater integration of uses. Historic maps from the mid-20th century were used in selecting major roadways that existed before the construction of the modern freeway system. Given that freeways were routed parallel to these regional highways, the roads generally have available vehicular capacity and, when located near regional public transit, offer potential for urban growth in the form of infill. Click on the sub-regional maps to examine sites suitable to demonstrate sustainable development strategies.
Major Regional Roads
San Francisco Bay Area