Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project
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. BART is currently in the process of selecting a contractor and expects to break ground in Summer 2016.
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 Reconfiguration and Pedestrian Safety Project, and serve as an invaluable capital improvement to the City of Berkeley, its residents and merchants, and transit riders of the East Bay.
Project funded by ACTC One Bay Area Grant and Vehicle Registration Fee Funding