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.