Last week the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors approved moving forward with developer negotiations for new buildings at the Lake Merritt Station in Oakland. Their approach offers plenty of interesting ideas for transit agencies that work with developers.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Union City, CA could divert millions of dollars that voters approved for transit into a new road project, ostensibly to improve station access. To the north in Oakland, CA, developers have proposed a 1,000+ unit housing complex right next to the West Oakland BART Station with just eight off-street parking spots. The contrast leads to a discussion about station access.
Is it art? Or a key component for improving and leveraging transit system investments? It can be both! See how art installations and other placemaking strategies are being used in four communities. How are Tucson, the Bay Area, the Twin Cities and Dallas incorporating art into their local delivery systems? Each community tells a different … Continued