San Mateo County, CA (2001-2004)
Client: San Mateo County Economic Development Association (Samceda)-Peninsula Policy Partnership (P3); San Mateo County Transit District; The County of San Mateo
The Peninsula Corridor Plan is a collaborative effort geared towards transforming San Mateo County into a livable, sustainable region that will serve as a model to the rest of the country. PPS has been leading this effort in seven cities and towns along the peninsula to identify problems and outline short and long-term opportunities for enlivening the downtown districts around their transit facilities, calming traffic, creating new housing, and designing grade separated rail facilities that support their communities.
This regional initiative targets Caltrain Station communities along the rail corridor-the area bounded by El Camino Real and Highway 101, and is taking place concurrent with the four-tracking and grade separation of CalTrain stations and a planned context sensitive design solution for El Camino Real from South San Francisco to San Jose. Work carried out under this initiative falls into four main categories: Turning Transit Centers into “Places,” Creating Balanced Access, Adding Housing to a Lively Downtown Mix, and Transforming El Camino Real into San Mateo’s Grand Boulevard.
The seven cities involved in this project are:
Transit to the Rescue
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