Planning a More Resilient Highway 37 for All
Think about Highway 37 as more than just a commute! The future of this corridor demands finding solutions to chronic traffic congestion and periodic flooding. But it will also require balancing transportation needs with protecting and enhancing sensitive marshland habitats. Planning a long-term solution presents an opportunity to provide bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and carpool options for all travelers. For more information, visit the Resilient 37 page.
Growing housing demand in the North Bay counties has produced a housing market that a high percentage of household cannot afford. Consequently, many have to live far away from their jobs. This jobs/housing imbalance is one cause of congestion Bay Area wide, and specifically for SR 37. Average Annual Daily Trips are projected to increase from 45,000 in 2013 to 58,000 by 2040.
Sea Level Rise
SR 37 is protected by a complex system of interconnected levee which makes the corridor vulnerable to Sea Level Rise inundation and flooding now and in future.