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HAPA News June 18 2018
- HAPA to City and CSUEB-Hayward: Shape Up!
- Here is the referenced PowerPoint on the BeeLine Bus: Beeline Bus new powerpoint
- News from Friends of San Lorenzo Creek
- Pensions: Making a Sustainable Impact, by Hayward Councilperson Sara Lamnin
- Projects on HAPA’s To-Do List
What do you want for Downtown Hayward?
The City of Hayward is asking for comments on what the environmental impact report on downtown should look at. Comments are due to the City by March 26. Unfortunately the City does not say what the Downtown Specific Plan is. All we have is a “vision report” by Lisa Wise Consulting. This issue of HAPA news has links to the referenced files and Notice of Preparation, and a list of 20 questions to start you thinking.
Draft letter to CSU Board of Trustees re parking structures in the Master Plan, even though CSU’s policy is to prioritize transit over parking structures.
HAPA’s 21-Point Basics of Advanced Planning for Access to Universities
This issue contains:
City Moves Forward on Caltrans Surplus Parcels Including Quarry – City of Hayward has hired Pat O’Keeffe to manage development of 10 parcel groups of Caltrans land the City controls.
LATIP (Local Alternative Transportation Improvement Program) – $13.1 million unallocated; will Hayward use the money to fix the Loop?
Unanswered Questions on Loop Reform
EBRPD Report on Walpert Ridge Fund – good news!
Here are HAPA’s thoughtfully considered comments: “Downtown Hayward Plan: Vision or Fiasco?”
Summary: The Vision is a well-illustrated, well-organized report with many good ideas . . . and some glaring problems.
Problem 1: The vision calls for parking structures, which are absolutely the wrong way to go.
Problem 2: The proposed fancy super-peanut traffic circle seems far too expensive and impractical when we have affordable, cost-effective solutions to reforming the Loop.
Problem 3: The Vision is devoid of any specific information on how to improve pedestrian and transit access to downtown, and how much it can be improved.
For details, we suggest reading this report side-by-side with the consultant’s vision plan, available at:
Slide numbers in the report refer to slides in the Vision Plan.
In the case of HAPA v CSUEB-Hayward, HAPA won an argument against the Master Plan. The delay from litigation stopped the parking structure. Or did it? Should HAPA sue? (Again?) Read this compelling update: