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Toolbox for Regional Policy Analysis Report (2000)

Case Study: Envision Utah

Table 5. Quality Growth Strategy Impacts

Measure

Units

Current**

Baseline

Quality Growth Strategy

Baseline and QGS Differences

Absolute

Percent

Demographics/Economics

Population

Resident Population

1,687,124

2,695,273

2,695,273

0

0.0%

Households

Number of Households

549,889

952,910

952,910

0

0.0%

Employment

Nonagricultural Jobs

841,581

1,368,024

1,368,024

0

0.0%

Land Use

Total Developed Area

Square Miles

370

695

524

-171

-24.6%

New Developed Area

Square Miles: 98-2020

--

325

154

-171

-52.6%

Agricultural Land Converted to Urban Use

Square Miles: 98-2020

--

143

27

-116

-81.1%

Population Density

Persons Per Residential Acre

6.0

5.6

--

--

--

Average Single Family Lot Size

Acres

0.32

0.35

0.29

-0.06

-17.1%

Housing Type

Single Family

% of Total

71%

73%

67%

-15%

-20.0%

Town House/Duplex

% of Total

9%

9%

11%

9%

225.0%

Apartment/Condo

% of Total

20%

18%

22%

5%

23.8%

Transportation*

VMT: 10-County Area

Millions

40.7

79.2

76.8

-2.4

-3.0%

Per Capita

25.1

29.3

28.3

-1

-3.4%

VMT: Metro Counties

Millions

--

60.4

57.4

-3

-5.0%

Per Capita

--

26.0

24.8

-1.2

-4.6%

Average Peak Speeds

Miles Per Hour

25.7

20.0

22.5

2.5

12.5%

Average Trip Time

Minutes

18.5

23.2

22.0

-1.2

-5.2%

Transit Trips

Linked Trips Per Weekday

54,000

120,000

165,000

45,000

37.5%

Transit Share of Work Trips

% of Total

3%

3%

5%

2%

59.4%

Proximity to Rail Transit

Population within Half Mile

--

45,557

608,490

562,933

1235.7%

% of Total

0.0%

1.7%

22.6%

21%

1235.7%

Air Quality*

           

Total Emissions (CO, PM, and O3)

Tons Per Day

1,869

2,634

2,541

-93

-3.5%

Mobile Emissions (CO, PM, O3)

Tons Per Day

--

1,212

1,123

-88.7

-7.3%

Distribution of Emissions

Concentration Index (Lower=Better)

--

0.78

0.79

0.01

0.9%

Population-Pollution Coincidence

Coincidence Index (Lower=Better)

--

2.44

2.53

0.09

3.7%

Water

Total Demand

Acre Feet

698,800

1,008,800

915,600

(93,200)

-9.2%

Per Capita Use

Gallons Per Day

319

298

267

-31

-10.4%

Conservation

Percent Reduction by 2020

--

6.3%

12.5%

6.3%

100.0%

Infrastructure Costs

Billions of 1999 Dollars

         
-- Regional

Roads

 

--

12.587

9.980

-2.6

-20.7%

Water

 

--

0.606

0.545

-0.1

-10.1%

Transit

 

--

0.276

1.728

1.5

526.1%

Total Regional

 

--

13.469

2.253

-1.2

-9.0%

-- Sub-Regional

On-Site

 

--

11.256

8.218

-3.0

-27.0%

Roads

 

--

2.706

1.916

-0.8

-29.2%

Water

 

--

1.429

1.030

-0.4

-27.9%

Other

 

--

7.121

5.272

-1.8

-26.0%

Off-Site

 

--

1.736

1.461

-0.3

-15.8%

Roads

 

--

0.329

0.260

-0.1

-21.0%

Water

 

--

0.594

0.512

-0.1

-13.8%

Other

 

--

0.813

0.689

-0.1

-15.3%

Total Sub-Regional

 

--

12.992

9.679

-3.3

-25.5%

Total Regional and Sub-Regional

 

--

26.461

21.932

-4.5

-17.1%

Total Roads

 

--

15.622

12.156

-3.5

-22.2%

Total Water

 

--

2.629

2.087

-0.5

-20.6%

Total Transit

 

--

0.276

1.728

1.5

526.1%

Total Other

 

--

7.934

5.961

-2.0

-24.9%

* Congestion, transit, and mobile emission measures are for metro counties only. The Quality Growth Strategy includes a policy to promote telecommuting, and an adjustment was made to the VMT from a modeled estimate of 58.2 million miles per day to 57.4 million miles.
** Represents the base year for modeling purposes and varies from 1995-1998 among measures.

Source: Quality Growth Efficiency Tools Technical Committee, Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (2000).

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