The Peninsula Corridor Plan study in Redwood City focused on redesigning El Camino Real to improve the safety and ease of pedestrian circulation from the west side of town, including a local high school, to the transit hub (which includes a major bus transfer center as well as a rail station) and the central business district, and suggested traffic calming solutions to auto-dominated streets proximate to the station. PPS also developed plans for reconfiguring the bus transfer station in order to consolidate bus layover activity while providing an enhanced waiting environment for bus passengers and to free up prime downtown real estate for new mixed use development. PPS also identified key locations for new housing, retail, and parks facilities.
Transit is a component, but by no means the extent, of your experience at a station that is a place. Memorable and enjoyable stations and stops that create value for neighborhoods are perfectly attainable. In fact, a transit station or stop can serve much more than a transportation function; it can be a setting for community interaction, a place that fosters a diversity of activities.