Chapter 6: Outcomes

Plan Bay Area 2050’s Outcomes chapter assesses how well the plan’s strategies succeed in supporting the adopted vision.

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Chapter 6: Outcomes

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The prior chapters outline 35 strategies across the elements of housing, the economy, transportation and the environment. This chapter delves into what the Bay Area may look like in 2050 with the strategies in place, organized by the plan’s five guiding principles: affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant.

Plan Bay Area 2050 is forecasted to make significant progress in tackling the greatest challenges facing the region, from housing affordability to the intensifying impacts of global climate change. Highlights from the Outcomes chapter include decreased housing and transportation costs for most Bay Area families, more people living near transit, and significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the plan’s strategies.