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Case Study: Envision Utah

Table 3. Envision Utah Scenario Impacts

Element

Current

Choices for 2020

Transportation

 

Scenario A

Scenario B

Scenario C

Scenario D

Primary choices available

Private vehicles, public buses

Private vehicles, public buses

Private vehicles, public buses

Private vehicles, buses, walking, biking, rail

Private vehicles, buses, walking, biking, rail

Average peak hour speeds (mph)

25.7

22.9

20.0

20.9

19.8

People who can walk to rail transit (½ mile) / Percent of total population

0

0

38,755

1.5%

45,557

1.7%

664,991

25%

866,765

32%

Water

Total Water Demand (acre feet)

(1 acre foot = 325,830 gallons)

698,800

1,025,900

954,200

808,600

770,500

Per Capita Water Use (gallons per day)

319

303

279

231

218

Air Quality

Total emissions (tons per day)

1869

2660

2511

2501

2512

Overall performance (1=best, 4=worst)

--

4

2

1

3

Land Use and Housing

Average size of single-family lot

0.32 acre

0.37 acre

0.35 acre

0.29 acre

0.27

Walkable communities

--

least

2nd least

2nd most

most

Overall housing availability

Single-family: 68%

Townhouses: 4%

Condos and Apts: 28%

(1990 Census)

Single-family: 77%

Townhouses: 4%

Condos and Apts: 19%

Single-family: 75%

Townhouses: 4%

Condos and Apts: 21%

Single-family: 68%

Townhouses: 7%

Condos and Apts: 25%

Single-family: 62%

Townhouses: 9%

Condos and Apts: 29%

Land consumed: NEW

TOTAL

431 sq. mi

431 sq. mi

409 sq mi

840 sq. mi

325 sq mi

756 sq. mi

126 sq mi

557 sq. mi

85 sq mi

516 sq. mi

Agricultural land consumed

--

174 sq. mi

143 sq. mi

65 sq. mi

43 sq. mi

Cost

Cost of infrastructure (water, sewer, transportation, utilities) 1998-2020

--

$37.6 billion

$29.8 billion

$22.1 billion

$23.0 billion

Source: Quality Growth Efficiency Tools Technical Committee, Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (1999).

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