Just noticed that the green bars showing residential demand is actually partially faded out. The whole bar is filled, but a portion of the top is maybe 50% lighter than the rest. My industrial demand is also a full bar, but all the same color.

Anyone know what this means? Does it have anything to do with the region as a whole, or?

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That means there is demand in your region, but not in the city (city demand is full green).

So your residential demand is at 50% locally and full regionally and you industrial demand is full within your city.

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    Note that if your industry is full with dark yellow and you zone industrial you'll get tons of commuters coming to your city = gridlock.
    – user43524
    Mar 11, 2013 at 19:07
  • @user43524 A park and ride along with a bus stop at the entrance of your city can work wonders with that.
    – James
    Mar 11, 2013 at 19:21
  • @James what does that do? Screen shot of working solution?
    – Svish
    Mar 11, 2013 at 20:27
  • @Svish Sims will use public transportation for low to medium wealth jobs. I can not get to a screen shot right now as I am not near a system with the game installed.
    – James
    Mar 11, 2013 at 21:31
  • @James with a full city zoned with ~1/3 Ind with 3 mines and a smelter + lots of education I was getting more population from commuters than locals! Note that ~35000 was being handled by train/boat/tram but that still left 5-10 thousand coming via road :(.
    – user43524
    Mar 12, 2013 at 0:17

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