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Policy analysis with the prototype integrated package

This chapter focuses on a presentation of several preliminary policy analyses undertaken with a modified form of the prototype integrated transportation and land–use package. It was felt that in practice it would be difficult to implement policies sufficiently powerful to alter the location of existing industry, but that new industrial development would be more susceptible to attempts at policy manipulation. The overall effect desired from this policy was the establishment of a green belt along the area from Lafayette to Fremont. Owing to the shortage of time and resources during the final months of the original project, a full round of runs was not done for the land–use control policy test. In a growing metropolitan region, the actual regional growth rate may be determined by factors over which the regional policymakers have little or no control. A policy which seems perfectly reasonable for one part of the region may have serious undesirable consequences elsewhere in the region.