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BART has kicked-off its transit-village project at Walnut Creek. And as usual, it has a huge amount of parking. Might as well call it a parking-oriented village: The first preliminary work begins Saturday in the “south permit lot,” where the new 900-stall BART parking garage will be built. It will stand next to the existing […]

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At a cost of over $30,000 per space, parking garages are the most expensive way for passengers to reach a BART station. BART also gives that parking away at below-market cost. The most vocal advocate for parking garages is BART Director Debora Allen. Allen also opposed the BART-housing bill. So it is strange to see […]

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Contrary to what you may have heard from the VTA, development around the new Berryessa BART station will be extremely car-centric: More density and imagination should be employed for the development than what has been shown to this point, said Bob Staedler, principal executive with Silicon Valley Synergy, a land use and planning consultancy. “The […]

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The parking lot surrounding North Berkeley BART is the poster child for bad station-area planning. For decades city officials have made vague promises to put infill housing there, but nothing actually happens. The wealthy homeowners who live in the neighborhood vehemently oppose infill housing. Sponsored by Assembly members David Chiu and Tim Grayson, AB-2923 would […]

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Billions of dollars are going to be spent extending BART to Livermore. And once again, the plan is to surround this new BART station with acres of parking: In general, according to BART, the neighborhood is still over-parked and is not entirely consistent with BART’s TOD policy and guidelines that recommend against parking minimums and […]

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So much for that BART transit-oriented development policy: The BART board is expected to consider on Thursday an additional $37.1 million, 655-space parking garage to the Dublin station. The proposed six-story garage would replace a current surface parking lot of 118 spots. A net 540 spaces would be added, according to a BART report. The estimated […]

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They keep calling it “Transit-Oriented Development” — but I don’t think they know what it means: Could the purchase of a 2.2-acre strip transform the city’s downtown into a more commuter- and shopper-friendly place? Mayor Benjamin Blake thinks so, which is why he’s excited about the expected approval soon by the State Bond Commission of nearly $5 […]

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Alameda County voters will soon go to the polls to decide the fate of a proposed BART extension to Livermore. The project has been controversial not just among transit activists, but also Livermore residents. In 2012, a transportation sales tax measure that would have funded the project was narrowly defeated, largely because of lackluster support […]

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Washington Metro is trying something new with its Silver Line extension. The suburban stations will not be surrounded by huge parking garages. Instead, the idea is to promote transit-oriented development, and more walking to the station. Quelle Horreur! That decision has been cheered by “smart growth” advocates, but some residents are concerned that their streets […]

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Academics Or Parking?

Colorado has made huge cuts to higher education funding. So what does the CSU Administration plan to do about that? Answer: spend up to $93 million of on three new parking garages! University officials say the development is not directly connected with the proposed on-campus football stadium a few blocks away, but acknowledge the additional parking would […]

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