By Simon Perez KPIX-5 Video

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is thinking about ways to reduce the traffic and housing crunch in its Plan Bay Area 2050.

One of the concepts the MTC is looking at is putting a cap on office space in cities that have more jobs than houses. The idea is to push businesses to set up shop in places that have more housing, thereby reducing commutes.

“The goal of the strategy is to see where jobs would choose to relocate if limitations would put in place in job-rich areas,” according to an MTC report.

The MTC would try out the office space cap on the 11 Bay Area cities that have more than two jobs for every housing unit. Cities affected by this strategy include: Colma, Brisbane, Menlo Park, South San Francisco, and Burlingame in San Mateo County; Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, and Cupertino in Santa Clara County; and Emeryville in Alameda County, according to the report… (more)

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