September 14, 2009

Community Meeting on San Leandro BART and Pedestrians

On Monday September 21, 2009, the City of San Leandro will hold a community meeting to gather information on how to better integrate pedestrians and bicycles with the San Leandro BART station and the City's Transit-Oriented Development Strategy. Here is the text of the flyer sent out by the City:

We Need Your Ideas On Improved Pedestrian and Bike Access along San Leandro Blvd.

Please Join Us!

Monday, September 21, 2009 6:30-8:30 San Leandro Main Library-Karp Room 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro

San Leandro-BART Pedestrian Study Community Meeting To Be Held September 21st

The City of San Leandro will host the first of several meetings to gather community input on the creation of a new plan for the San Leandro Boulevard-BART station area relative to pedestrian and bicycle safety and access.

The City has received a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to study how the San Leandro Downtown BART station can be better integrated into the plans of the City's newly adopted Transit Oriented Development strategy. The goal of the study is to provide a transportation environment that contributes to increased ridership by emphasizing accessibility, safety, and a high quality environment for pedestrians, bicycles, public transit and automobiles. Other transportation options, such as utilizing LINKS, a free shuttle linking San Leandro BART and the West San Leandro business community, carpooling, and "kiss and ride" will be encouraged. Development within the station area will ensure that it is multi-modally connected to downtown and enhance opportunities for regional connections. This transportation environment will significantly reduce vehicle miles traveled by residents.

The first community meeting will emphasize design ideas needed to make pedestrian and bicycle access between the Downtown BART station and downtown San Leandro safer and more pedestrian friendly. We welcome your participation in this meeting

For more information please call Philip Millenbah, Senior Planner at 510/577-3327.

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