Downtown San Leandro Transit-Oriented Development Strategy

San Leandro, CA

Project Description

Downtown San Leandro is one of the most transit-rich locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has direct access to a BART station, several AC Transit bus lines and an AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line is planned for the near future. Despite the abundance of transit facilities, however, much of the new downtown development that has occurred over the past fifty years has been auto-oriented, which has degraded the historic pedestrian environment of the downtown and discouraged the use of transit to its full potential.

In 2005, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) provided a major funding grant to the City of San Leandro to explore measures to enhance transit ridership and strengthen the downtown area. The planners led the project team and provided the station area plan, urban design, and community outreach services.

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