21 registered statements
November 24, 2017, 8:05 AM
Repeating Greg Green's statement:
Gallegos/Palmdale Winery Site needs to be cleaned up and maintained to properly pay respect to this historic site that was integral to the development of the Irvington District, Washington Township, and the formation of the surrounding districts that joined to create the City of Fremont at large.
The station can be a place where history of the area (all of Fremont) is displayed!
November 9, 2017, 7:49 PM
I live in the immediate Irvington area and, while I would love to have a guaranteed seat on BART during peak commute hours, do not think it should be accomplished through building another BART station here. The funding should go toward providing more new BART cars so people down the route line can actually sit down for long rides and there are less complaints about cleanliness and functionality. Additionally, adding a BART station to this area is simply not viable as there is such limited space for parking and infrastructure to accommodate for the inevitably increased traffic.
The funding could also be moved toward the education budget and support building more schools for the district. As more housing is constructed around Fremont, our school capacities are constantly being pushed to and over the limit. We need more teachers, space, materials, support programs, and general academic resources for students, not another BART station!
Greg Green inside Mission San Jose
November 9, 2017, 4:20 PM
This design of this station must coincide with "Good Neighbor" practices by not infringing on the local community and residences. This means providing enough parking spaces to curtail riders from parking all over the place.
In addition, providing some sort of business assistance to the local merchants to help them increase their service capabilities in case the expected foot traffic really does bring in good business.
Last, the Gallegos/Palmdale Winery needs to be cleaned up and maintained to properly pay respect to this historic site that was integral to the development of the Irvington District, the Washington Township, and the formation of the surrounding districts that joined to create the City of Fremont at large.
November 8, 2017, 8:49 PM
The Irvington BART station will help fuel a dense urban community in Irvington. This station will enable everybody living in this community to walk to BART for work commutes. This station will transform Irvington.
Name not shown outside Community Plan Areas
November 8, 2017, 7:08 PM
I believe one more BART station in Fremont is not necessary. The funds can be better used elsewhere.
November 8, 2017, 5:54 PM
my house is about 2 miles from the proposed Irvington station so it is within walking/biking distance. I'd like to see improved bike lanes and pedestrian sidewalks so nearby residents can safely walk or bike to the station
LeRoid David inside Irvington
November 8, 2017, 4:32 PM
Having moved to Fremont 3 years ago, I have seen an increase of auto traffic within Irvington and do feel that BART will alleviate some of the congestion. However, for this new BART station to be effective, there should be more public/ shuttle transportation presence in the residential areas and less parking access. With more public transportation presence and reliability, we can help change the commute culture which in turn can reduce the use of personal autos.
November 8, 2017, 4:32 PM
I'm not sure that an Irvington BART station can serve me or the community. There would need to be a huge amount of parking available as well as more and more frequent bus service. We don't need transportation system bandaids, we need a holistic approach to major transportation infrastructure surgery, East Bay-wide. I don't think this is solely a City of Fremont problem, but there is no reason the city can't advocate strongly for a better regional solution.
November 8, 2017, 4:09 PM
Why??? What analysis was done to conclude that this stop was necessary?
Originally studied in 1979 and approved in 1992? Voters passed funding in 2014. The new warms spring station opened in 2017. Are these details being taken into consideration?
November 8, 2017, 2:03 PM
I am not sure why we need another BART station between the one on Walnut/Mowry and the Warm Springs station. Yes, it was approved years ago, but situations do change. Can't we be flexible and figure out whether a new station is a necessity? If it isn't a necessity, the money that's unused could possibly be used to improve the current BART infrastructure?
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