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Station Area Planning: The Fundamentals by Tim Chan


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What basic elements go into making a successful station area plan? Review the fundamentals of a station area plan that catalyzes the development and investments your community envisions. Hear from transit planners, city staff, and land use and urban design consultants. What are their tips and pet approaches? How can you engage your communities? What's the latest and greatest from the transportation, housing, public works and economic development worlds? Absorb a wide range of new ideas and details during this station area planning overview.

Moderator: Jan Lucke, Transporation Planning Manager, Washington County Regional Rail Authority, Stillwater, Minnesota
Nadine Fogarty, Principal, Vice President, Strategic Economics, Berkeley, California
W. Brian Keith, AIA, AICP, Associate Principal, JHP, Dallas, Texas
Tim Chan, Manager of Planning, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, California

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Station Area Planning: The Fundamentals by Tim Chan

  1. 1. There’s No Station Area Planning Without the Station October 28, 2015 2015 Railvolution - Dallas
  2. 2. BART Overview • 4 counties – San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo • 45 stations • 104 track miles • Recent daily ridership ~ 445K • Total FY2014 trips ~ 117M 22015 Railvolution - Dallas
  3. 3. Leadership = Legislation, Policies + Framework 3 Make Transit Work Create Place Connect to Community 2015 Railvolution - Dallas TOD Policy A. Increase transit ridership and enhance quality of life at and around BART stations by encouraging and supporting high quality transit-oriented development within walking distance of BART stations. B. Increase transit-oriented development projects on and off BART property through creative planning and development partnerships with local communities. C. Enhance the stability of BART's financial base through the value capture strategies of transit-oriented development. D. Reduce the access mode share of the automobile by enhancing multi-modal access to and from BART stations in partnership with communities and access providers. SAN FRANCISCO TRANSIT FIRST + VISION ZERO Station Modernization Framework
  4. 4. Process + Partnership = Relationships Existing Conditions & Best Practices Establish Mission, Vision, Goals + Objectives Alternatives Needs Analysis Draft and Final Plan Delivery BART Planning & Development Ongoing Public Outreach, Engagement, Consultation 4 • Robust, meaningful, innovative, flexible • Charrettes, in-station events, workshops, open houses, town halls, neighborhood meetings, email blasts, social media, twitter, other web-based tools
  5. 5. 5 Three Core Counties Job Growth • 565,000 • 50% of growth near BART Household Growth • 350,000 • San Francisco 100,000 • Alameda 160,000 • Contra Costa 90,000 • 44% of growth near BART Process + Partnership = Relationships
  6. 6. First/Last Mile, Circulation + Network 62015 Railvolution - Dallas
  7. 7. Safety + Security 72015 Railvolution - Dallas Enforcement Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design • Defensible Space • Natural Surveillance • Territorial Reinforcement • Access Control • Maintenance
  8. 8. Design Matters / Placemaking 82015 Railvolution - Dallas
  9. 9. Bread + Butter: Capacity, Reliability, Frequency 92015 Railvolution - Dallas
  10. 10. Financing + Funding 102015 Railvolution - Dallas FTA - Grants State - Bonds, Grants Regional - Tolls County - Sales Tax, VLF Fares
  11. 11. Diversity + Equity 112015 Railvolution - Dallas
  12. 12. Other Considerations 122015 Railvolution - Dallas Innovation/ Technology MarketLivability Affordability Gentrification/ Displacement Opportunities Trade-offs
  13. 13. See You in SF in 2016! 132015 Railvolution - Dallas