Plan Bay Area 2050

Plan Bay Area 2050

Plan Bay Area 2050

Plan Bay Area 2050 is the long-range transportation and land use plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. ABAG and MTC are required by state law to update and adopt this plan every four years.

This plan describes where and how the Bay Area can accommodate projected household and employment growth. It includes a transportation investment strategy for the region, and outlines how the Bay Area will meet greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board.

Visit Plan Bay Area 2050 for more details.

Local Governments Invited to Update Priority Areas - Submission Window Open Through Sept. 16, 2019

A call for Letters of Interest for new or modified Priority Development Areas and Priority Conservation Areas, as well as a new pilot for Priority Production Areas opened on July 1st. To learn more, visit

Road to Plan Bay Area 2050

The roadmap for how the Bay Area will grow over the next three decades will identify transportation and land use strategies and enable a more sustainable, equitable and economically vibrant future.

While the Plan Bay Area 2050 long-range planning process will not officially kick off until August 2019, ABAG and MTC are beginning some of the technical analyses required to develop the plan in spring and summer 2019.

Get the details on technical analyses already underway.

Through the Horizon initiative the Bay Area is planning for the impacts of climate change, emerging technologies and economic booms and busts that affect every communities.