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Bayshore Station Meeting Aug 13 10am

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    COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: A third community workshop will be held on August 13, 2011 at the new Visitacion Valley Public Library, 201 Leland Ave., from 10:00AM
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      COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: A third community workshop will be held on August 13, 2011 at the new Visitacion Valley Public Library, 201 Leland Ave., from 10:00AM until noon. We will share the evaluation results of conceptual station design alternatives, potential recommendations on projects and policies to support strong transit, and next steps. (Previous workshops were held in Visitacion Valley and Brisbane.)
      FOR MORE INFORMATION, to submit input, or to request a presentation, contact Chester Fung,
      SF County Transportation Authority, 415.522.4804, or chester.fung@...

      Study Purpose

      In anticipation of dramatic proposed growth in nearby land uses and transit services, the Bayshore Intermodal Station Access Study aims to build consensus around a vision and conceptual design for new multimodal connections to the Bayshore station. The design effort aims to:

      • Enable smooth transfers among Caltrain, light rail, and buses
      • Support easy access by foot, bicycle, and private vehicle
      • Create a high-visibility, community-focused station area for existing neighborhoods and expected new development

      The Authority is conducting this Study in close coordination with local agencies and community stakeholders on both sides of the county line.

      Background and Context

      The area near the border between San Francisco and San Mateo County, including the southeastern portion of San Francisco around Executive Park, Candlestick Point, and Visitacion Valley, and the City of Brisbane's Baylands area, is expected to undergo transformative development in the coming years. Several land use proposals envision placing over 18,000 new housing units and 15 million square feet of employment in this area. Enhancing the transportation infrastructure will be of critical importance to transforming the area from former industrial expanses into new smart growth neighborhoods.

      The Bayshore Intermodal Station is slated to play a central role in bringing regional transit access to the area. The station will not only need to provide seamless transit transfers but also become a key transit access point for both new and existing neighborhoods.

      The transportation and land use proposals in the area, include:

      • Significant new development for Brisbane Baylands, Schlage Lock, and Executive Park sites, including new housing, employment and retail uses, as well as a potential revamping and greening of the Recology (formerly NorCal) facility
      • Muni Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)along Geneva Avenue and Harney Way, connecting from Hunters Point Shipyard to Balboa Park BART station
      • T-Third Street Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension from its current terminus at Sunnyvale Ave. to the Bayshore Caltrain station
      • Caltrain electrification and increased service
      • Extension of Geneva Avenue from its current terminus at Bayshore Boulevard to Harney Way with a new interchange at US 101
      • New local bus and shuttle connections

      Now is the time to coordinate among planned transportation improvements and land use development proposals. The Bayshore Study considers alternate configurations for the location of the Caltrain station platforms, the alignment of the Geneva Avenue extension, and the routing of BRT that goes furthest in creating a smooth-functioning transit station and highly-prized community asset.

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