College of Architecture and Environmental Design
City and Regional Planning Department
BS in City and Regional Planning
The purpose of this study is to assess and analyze the City of Dublin’s current emergency road network and provide recommendations to improve emergency evacuation in the event of natural disasters in the City of Dublin, California.
Planning for emergency preparedness, especially in the aftermath of the wildfires in Paradise and Montecito, California, is more relevant than ever. Learning from these disasters highlight the importance of preparedness, as well as the consideration of roadway capacity and conditions to evacuate during emergencies. This study analyzes the volume, capacity, density, and travel time to determine the capability of a mass evacuation in the City of Dublin in the event of a natural disaster. The results of this study are to enable citizens and decision-makers to visually identify the problem locations and determine which routes best serve for an emergency evacuation. This can help in alignment planning for alternate evacuation routes, in improving upon the current evacuation routes, and in stimulating emergency preparedness education for citizens.