Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project


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On July 1, 2014 the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved the design of the project.  The design team is to refine the design and then move to producing construction documents.

The Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project will serve a signature place-making function for the Downtown Area and improve access for an influx of new residents and employees.

Currently serving over 30,000 daily transit riders including BART, AC Transit, and UC Berkeley Bear Transit Shuttle, the project will improve traffic safety and enhance the transit rider experience.

Additionally, the project will redevelop and reallocate the public space surrounding the station; improve pedestrian safety; support commerce, arts and entertainment; replace sidewalk materials and landscaping; and incorporate other design amenities.

Finally, the project will dovetail with the Shattuck Couplet Reconfiguration Project, and serve as an invaluable capital improvement to the City of Berkeley, its residents and merchants, and transit riders of the East Bay.

For previous public meeting presentations, and project information click here

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