Reminder- Forum at Redwood City: Implications of High Speed Rail and Caltrain for the Peninsula and Its Historic Downtowns
- Don’t miss it!
Implications of High Speed Rail and Caltrain for the
Peninsula and Its Historic Downtowns
Bob Doty, Rod Diridon, Hans Korve, and Michael
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
The Little Fox Theatre, Downtown Redwood City
$10.00 fee payable at door
NO RSVP REQUIRED
A special two-hour “The Forum at Redwood City: A
Continuing Conversation on City Design” will be
held on WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2005, from 6:00 - 8:00pm!
Please join us for a dynamic and interactive panel
discussion on “The Implications of High Speed
Rail and Caltrain for the Peninsula and Its Historic
This dynamic session of The Forum at Redwood City will
examine how train service on the Peninsula is changing
in two important ways. Caltrain is substantially
changing the way it operates and High Speed Rail,
which will allow quick trips between northern and
southern California, is on the horizon.
At the Forum, we will explore these changes in rail
services, the favorable and unfavorable impacts they
are likely to have on the communities of the
Peninsula, and steps that can be taken to take
advantage of the benefits and minimize the impacts.
We invite you to join the region’s top planners,
engineers, architects, designers and community leaders
as they gather in Redwood City on May 4th for an
exciting evening of engaging presentation and lively
dialogue with the following four experienced and
* Bob Doty, Director of Rail Transportation,
SAMTRANS --- on Caltrain: Current and Projected
Service Changes, including the Baby Bullet express
service, electrification, and the Dumbarton rail
* Rod Diridon, Executive Director, Mineta
Transportation Institute and Chair of the California
High Speed Rail Authority Board --- on High Speed
Rail: What it is, why it’s needed, when
* Hans Korve, Principal, Korve Engineering --- on
Issues Communities Should Be Aware Of From A
Transportation Engineer’s Perspective; and
* Michael Freedman, Principal, Freedman Tung &
Bottomley --- on Issues Communities Should Be Aware Of
From An Urban Design Perspective.
About The Forum
The Forum at Redwood City is jointly produced by
Communities By Design (CBD), a local nonprofit, and
the City of Redwood City, with assistance from MIG.
The fee for the Forum is $10 (payable at the door,
checks or cash). The Forum will be held at the Little
Fox Theatre, located at 2209 Broadway in Redwood City.
Doors open at 5:30pm. (Please note that due to State
regulations, attendance at the Little Fox Theatre is
limited to persons over 21.) The presentation and
discussion will be followed by an optional, no-host
dinner with the speaker at a nearby restaurant in
downtown Redwood City.
Transportation: For those arriving by car, there is
plenty of parking available within a comfortable walk
of the Little Fox (Click here for parking
information). Transit is also a great option, as the
Little Fox is also only 2 blocks from the Redwood City
Caltrain Station. For Caltrain schedule information,
If you need any additional information, please contact
Dan Zack at the City of Redwood City at (650) 780-7363
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Please note: “The Forum at Redwood City: A
Continuing Conversation on City Design” will
adjourn for the summer months and will resume again
the first Wednesday of the month, starting again on
October 5, 2005. Please mark your calendars!
We hope to see you on May 4th!
Dan Zack, AICP
Downtown Development Coordinator
City of Redwood City, Redevelopment Division
1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose
shade they know they will never sit in."