Station Access Studies & Projects

BART is undertaking studies and projects to advance the goals of our Station Access Policy and related Performance Measures and Targets. Check back regularly for updates and new initiatives.


BART Walk and Bicycle Network Gap Study

Following the Board approval of the Station Access Policy and the voter passage of Measure RR in 2016, BART is seeking to identify ways to make it safer and easier to walk and bike to and from BART stations, to gather station access data and information of the area around the station and to recommend global and station-specific solutions to facilitate pedestrian and bicyclist usage in and out of stations. The final study of the first 17 analyzed stations is coming Spring 2020.

North Concord to Antioch BART Access Study

Anticipating the opening of BART to Antioch, BART undertook this study to identify how access to stationsin Eastern Contra Costa County could be improved. For North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations and the BART to Antioch stations at Pitttsburg Center and Antioch, the North Concord to Antioch BART Access Study identifies potential access improvement projects to enhance pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and vehicular access.

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Multimodal Access Design Guidelines

Following the Board's adoption of the Station Access Policy in 2016, BART developed Multimodal Access Design Guidelines to provide easy-to-use guidance and minimum/maximum and recommended standards for planning pedestrian, bike and transit access within BART’s station areas. This guide covers the area from the station faregates to the edge of BART’s property, and applies to connecting intersections.

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Image of 40th Street underpass adjacent to MacArthur station looking very dark and uninviting

MacArthur Lights Conceptual Designs

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.

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North Berkeley Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements

BART is designing bicycle and pedestrian improvements for North Berkeley Station to:
1. Advance the 2016 Station Access Policy goals (safer, healthier, greener) & targets (52% active access by 2025
2. Give people who bike the same level of access to the station as people who walk and people who drive
3. Improve the Ohlone Greenway connection around the station area and up to Franklin Street

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Dublin/Pleasanton Bicycle and Pedestrian Access Improvements

As an end-of-the-line station, Dublin/Pleasanton attracts BART riders from many distant locations. For these riders, the only really viable options for accessing BART are to drive and park at BART, or to ride a regional bus. This project aims to support existing biking and walking trips to BART, and to make walking and biking to BART a better, more attractive option for more people who can and want to walk and bike.

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Antioch Station Access Improvements

Antioch Station Access Improvements

Since Antioch Station opened in 2018, ridership has exceeded expectations. In response, BART is planning to make multimodal access improvements into the station such as adding an 850-space parking lot; improved passenger pick-up/drop-off and transit circulation; improved wayfinding; and relocated bike parking. The City of Antioch is working with BART, Caltrans and Contra Costa County to lead implementation of a multi-use path on Slatten Ranch Road to the station entrance.

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For information on BART to Antioch, read more here.