THE HISTORICAL GROWTH RATES BY TRANSPORTATION ZONE
2000 – 2017
The county ascribed a growth rate of 1.03% for all transportation zones. Look at the lower right corner of the maps and see what the growth rate is for your Transportation Zone. If you are outside of El Dorado Hills zone 8, your fees reflect a subsidy for zone 8. Note the substantial difference in growth rates for the individual zones. The most interesting observation is that zones 2 and 3 combined (Bass Lake Rd to Missouri Flat) average less than 20 homes a year – Less than Lake Tahoe’s annual growth! These incredible maps are produced by the El Dorado County Surveyor’s G.I.S. Department and are also located in the Map Library on their site. They can also be downloaded below and zoomed in to street level.
WHY ARE LOCAL TRAFFIC COUNTS DECLINING?
Click on the photo below to download the CTPP data – The Census Transportation Planning Package. This shows why traffic congestion is declining at the local level – working from home, elderly population, and declining enrollments account for the dramatic changes. About 10% of the workforce is now working from home. CAL TRANS ramp counts document the reduced HWY 50 impacts from LOCAL TRAFFIC. EDC’s Traffic Counts document the local road trip count declines. We note that peak hour external traffic counts on HWY 50 have increased from 3% to 70% on segments of HWY 50 (Bay To Basin Recreation and Tourism Travel Impact Study 2014).
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