Friends of Future Millbrae launched to educate residents on Station Area Plan

Friends of Future Millbrae launched to educate residents on Station Area Plan

On Tuesday night, a group of non-profits (including SVBC) and local residents called Friends of Future Millbrae convened a community workshop to educate residents about the potential benefits, impacts, and concerns of Millbrae’s Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP). The plan is an update from the original 1998 plan. It includes updates to zoning, circulation, design, and other guidelines for the specific plan area, immediately surrounding Millbrae’s BART and Caltrain station. This multimodal transit station is one of the busiest on the Peninsula, servicing not only the two train lines, but also connections to San Francisco Airport. It will also serve as one of a few High Speed Rail train stops in the Bay Area (the other two being San Jose and San Francisco) on a blended system with Caltrain. Currently, the station is surrounded by parking lots and effectively disconnected from the Millbrae community through the barriers of Millbrae Ave. and El Camino Real. However, this station is a commute hub for Millbrae and other nearby communities like San Bruno, Burlingame, and San Mateo to access employment and other destinations north and south. This plan and two proposed Transit-oriented Developments could be a real game changer in terms of connections for Millbrae and nearby cities. Friends of Future Millbrae is an ad hoc group of local Millbrae residents and non-profit organizations including the Millbrae Cool Cities Team, the Sierra Club Sustainable Land Use Committee, the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County, Friends of Caltrain, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and public health advocates. We are dedicated to making the proposed (MSASP) the best transit-oriented development possible to benefit the...

Millbrae Station Area Plan: Panel Presentation + Open Forum

150721 Flyer for MSASP meeting Hear from experts, see the future and share your concerns How can the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (MSASP) improve safety, convenience, and security rather than create more problems? How can the MSASP connect attractively to downtown and to the rest of the city to become an inviting neighborhood to visit and an economic asset for the city? What benefits should developers be expected to offer the community for the privilege of building in Millbrae? How can fees generated by developers benefit our neighborhoods, parks and schools throughout the city? How can you have input into this plan and contribute to positive changes in our community? FRIENDS OF FUTURE MILLBRAE We are Millbrae & Peninsula residents and non-profit groups who believe in making a difference (this includes SVBC). THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL CITY OF MILLBRAE...

*Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan Update

This Community meeting is to present information on the update to the Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan (Specific Plan), two specific development proposals within the Plan Area; Transit Orient Development (TOD) #1 and TOD #2, and the prepared Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The purpose of this meeting is informational to present the update to the Specific Plan and associated DEIR to the community and to introduce the two developer’s TOD’s proposals and receive community comment. No decisions will be made at this meeting. Future public hearings will be scheduled for the Planning Commission and City Council in late summer...
Lincoln Avenue Road Diet needs your help to survive

Lincoln Avenue Road Diet needs your help to survive

The June 18 community meeting to discuss the Lincoln Avenue road diet in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood had an impressive turnout of both supporters and detractors of the project. Several hundred residents filled the Willow Glen High School auditorium, with many donning extra large t-shirts with a red circle and stripe through the words “Road Diet” to show their disapproval. Despite the fact that most reactions to the road diet, and the data behind it, have been positive, there was an undeniable sense that the opponents were out in force that night. City staff presented the results of the three-month trial period road diet (PDF). Traffic had been reduced! Speeds had been reduced! Travel times were up by a few minutes during the worst times of day, true, but one of the goals of the project was to make Lincoln Avenue less appealing to commuter traffic using Willow Glen’s main drag as an alternative to Highway 87. Mission accomplished! Importantly, bicycling and walking had increased. And cut-through traffic on side streets was either not significantly increased or actually reduced. To us, to many residents and business owners, and to the city, these were all positive results. SVBC and our partners at California Walks had written a letter to Councilmember Oliverio, the Willow Glen Business and Neighborhood Associations, and the Department of Transportation to voice our support for the trial and celebrate the results. I also attended the community meeting with several SVBC members. We spoke about the multiple goals that have been achieved by the road diet: To reduce and slow vehicle traffic, shifting Lincoln Avenue away from...

*Mountain View City Council Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan

The Mountain View City Council will review and provide input regarding the Draft Bicycle Transportation Plan (Plan) Update on: TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015 -6:30 P.M* COUNCIL CHAMBERS SECOND FLOOR, MOUNTAIN VIEW CITY HALL 500 CASTRO STREET, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA Members of the public will have an opportunity to address the Council regarding the Draft Plan. The Council report will be available on the City’s website mountainview.gov the evening of Thursday, July 2, 2015. *Scheduled meeting start time. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 903-6304 to confirm start time and timing for this item. For further Information, contact the Public Works Department at (650) 903-6311 or...