What is the Downtown Transit Center Study?
This study looks at potential short-term and long-term improvements to the Downtown Transit Center that would improve functionality, usability, and attractiveness.
Why is it Needed?
Caltrain ridership is going up, and community members are using the transit center to travel to jobs, home, and other activities up and down the Peninsula. With the electrification of the Caltrain line and new development in Downtown, there will be even more users of the Downtown Transit Center. This is a good time to plan for the future of the station.
- Conduct design studies for the Transit Center, including pedestrian, shuttle, taxi, and bicycle connections, train platform improvements, and inefficiencies in the surrounding parking lots.
- Consider connections to the potential Broadway Streetcar Line.
- Coordinate with Caltrain, SamTrans, and other affected transportation agencies, as well as the El Camino Real Corridor Plan effort.
- Provide public outreach opportunities for the public to become informed and provide feedback on priorities and issues.
The Consultant and City are designing several alternatives to improve pedestrian function, bus drop off areas, and potential Caltrain expanded service.
- November 16, 2017 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with outreach for RWC Moves at the PAL Building, 3399 Bay Road
- November 29, 2017 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with outreach for RWC Moves at Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Pkway
- December 9, 2017 10-1 p.m. in conjunction with outreach for RWC Moves at Kennedy Middle School, 2521 Goodwin Avenue
Join us at any of the above workshops - we'll have mock-ups of new transit center ideas and more information.
- January 25,2016 City Council Meeting (authorizing work with the consultant team)
As a feasibility study, no environmental review is required.
Materials and Related Resources
- Draft Existing and Short-Term Improvements (Spring 2017)
- Caltrain Corridor Vision Plan by SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association)
- Transit Survey Results - 2016
- Existing Conditions for the Downtown Transit Center
- Caltrain Ridership Counts - 2016
- January 25, 2016 City Council staff report with overview of study and consultant contract
- General Plan excerpt of discussion of possible streetcar
|Project Planner||Project Consultant|
|Diana O'Dell||William E. Hurrell|
|Principal Planner, City of Redwood City||Project Manager, CDM Smith|