MacArthur Lights Conceptual Designs


Image of the 40th Street underpass from the center median

INTRODUCTION

BART is working to improve the lighting along 40th Street at the I-580 underpass at the MacArthur BART station. To develop the lighting design, BART is coordinating with the City of Oakland, Caltrans and other agencies, with input from riders and the community.

The lighting design is focused on improving the experience for pedestrians accessing the station via the underpass from Martin Luther King Jr. Way along 40th Street to the station entrance. It also will improve the experience for those waiting to get picked up or being dropped off by other transit, shuttle, taxi or ride-hailing services.


GOALS

BART is developing conceptual designs for lighting up the underpass at 40th Street to:

  • Improve safety for people walking through and waiting for buses
  • Create a sense of place that better connects the east and west sides of the neighborhood
  • Encourage walking and biking to the station
  • Encourage spreading pick-up and drop-off activity of shuttle operators along the underpass to take pressure off of the curbs along the plaza.

 

Aerial image of the MacArthur Station location with the project area under the freeway highlighted


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

BART is working with the community to achieve a shared vision for the lighting design that creates safe and welcoming access to the station. The MacArthur Lighting design project will have several opportunities for community input, through an online survey and neighborhood meetings.

On-line Survey

BART would like your input for the lighting design. The results of this survey will be used to inform the lighting design concept. Click this link to take the survey.

Neighborhood Meetings

Once the draft concepts are developed for the lighting design, BART will attend regularly-scheduled neighborhood meetings to present the designs and gather input. This feedback will be incorporated into the final design. Check back here for the locations and times of the community meetings.


LIGHTING CONCEPT DESIGNS

The lighting design concepts will be posted here.


For questions or input, please email us at MacArthurLight@bart.gov.


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