Dumbarton corridor study needs review – August meetings

SamTrans is presenting on its multi-modal Dumbarton Corridor plan next week at two public meetings the transit agency is hosting in East Palo Alto and Union City, as well as several meetings hosted by other civic agencies in August. Your attention will be needed to ensure a plan that achieves its ambitious goals.

The outcomes of the plan will have potentially transformative consequences for mobility on the congested corridor, regional transportation connections, planned growth including housing, the experience of neighborhood services and public places, local health and safety, and climate goals.

The program of proposed investments would use a combination of highway bridge changes, rail bridge restoration, revival of the nearly-abandoned rail right of way, and freeway-izing Bayfront Expressway with goals of improving ridership and relieving congestion.

Two meetings this coming week are:

Tuesday, August 15 – Union City
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
East Palo Alto Library/City Hall
Community Room
2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA

Meetings hosted by other agencies include:

Thursday, August 17, 7pm-9pm
San Mateo County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
San Mateo City Hall Conference Room C
330 West 20th Avenue San Mateo

Thursday, August 24, 7pm
North Fair Oaks Community Council
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
Agenda will be posted here.

Tuesday, August 29
Menlo Park City Council
701 Laurel St, Menlo Park
Meetings usually start 7pm, check here for the agenda beforehand

September 12, typically 6pm
Redwood City Complete Streets Advisory Committee
Redwood City City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, usually Conference Room 1A
Redwood City CA
Agenda will be posted here

SamTrans is seeking accelerated public feedback and speedy decisions, with a board decision on alternatives in October.

The board presentation is here, and the full report is expected to be published on August 15. For a first take on the presentation, see this blog post.

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