San Rafael has put together one of those Gawd-awful design-by-committees to do a station area plan for its downtown. This is for when the new ‘SMART’ rail line reaches the downtown.
Here some of their recommendations:
- Additional traffic lanes on Hetherton St.
- 3rd St. crosswalk elimination
- 1:1 parking requirement
- Potential public garage
- Potential future transit parking
It is amazing how so many of these transit station area-plans morph into autocentric parking plans.