Bay Area Rapid Transit District – Oakland, CA

South Hayward Station Access

The South Hayward BART station, midway between Oakland and San Jose, was experiencing substantial development pressure. Like many suburban BART stations, it was surrounded by over 1,500 off-street surface parking spaces, in addition to on-street spaces, land that could be better used.

Nelson\Nygaard investigated the potential to improve access to the station and accommodate new transit-oriented development. After studying the area and listening to the community, we recommended creating a fee-based parking district around the station, integrating the proposed mixed-use development within the adjacent neighborhood fabric, and upgrading pedestrian and bicycle access facilities at and near the station.

These changes are helping transition South Hayward station from an auto-oriented station to a more multimodal one.