BART Seeks Feedback on Bike, Pedestrian Access at Planned and Existing Stations

April 19, 2017 14:00 pm · 7 comments

As BART extends it reach deeper into Eastern Contra Costa County, the transit agency is studying ways to improve pedestrian, bike, car and public transit connections to its stations.

The “North Concord to Antioch BART Access Study” examines possible new pedestrian and bike routs, crosswalks, parking and pick-up and drop-off areas, among other things.

The study focuses on the two existing stations, North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point, and the two planned stations, Pittsburg Center and Antioch.

The extension to Antioch is expected to be complete sometime in 2018.

BART is asking people who use the existing stations or who live in Eastern Contra Costa County to weigh in on the study by calling (510) 874-7303 or by emailing igriffi@bart.gov.

The study can be viewed by visiting the BART website http://www.bart.gov/about/planning/eastcocoaccess.

1 Jojo Potato April 19, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Bike routs? That’s pretty much the way isn’t it?

2 Hans April 19, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Bike routes to Bart? Because commuters just love those bikes on Bart. Those trains coming from Antioch are going to be packed before they even make it to Concord, they already are with just going to the Pittsburg station. Hopefully, then can figure out a way to get more trains going thru Concord and out to Pittsburg, instead of turning around at Pleasant Hill…

3 AnonUnReformed April 19, 2017 at 5:16 PM

Put more f$%^ing seats in the cars d$psh$ts!

4 Strad April 19, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Need more buses.

5 anon April 19, 2017 at 7:39 PM

Need an alternative transportation to San Francisco besides BART period. BART = FAILURE. They only put a couple measely e-BART stations in East County anyway. They will all get blown away and rained on come the first storm. It is a real joke when you look at the Warm Springs Stations to see what they did in East County; just wrong, wrong, wrong, and a rip off on everyone in East County who has paid into BART for the last 60 years.

6 anon April 19, 2017 at 7:41 PM

Can’ ride the bike trails in East County; littered with glass, they don’t go to BART and the transients will get you. Concord is not much better but at least you can ride all the way to Walnut Creek. Todos Santos has been taken over though so why they are doing a Transient/enable robbers walkway, who knows.

7 Kenji April 20, 2017 at 2:22 PM

Bike routes to BART + plentiful secure bike parking at BART (which is in the works, 100+ spaces in a locked facility at Concord station to be built in addition to the existing BikeLink lockers) = fewer cars competing for space in the parking lot and garage, and most of those new bicycles staying parked at the station instead of going on trains.

If you drive to BART and have no intention of bicycling under any circumstances, this is still good news for you.

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