Objectives

  • Sustain a transit and pedestrian friendly development pattern. The core of each village will consist of services and amenities for districts and neighborhood, from retail and service establishments to transit stops and parks (BRP p. 59).
  • Link villages by transit routes and open space corridors suited for cycling and walking (BRP p. 59).
  • Locate concentrations of activity and density along future transit rights-of-way (BRP p. 63).
  • Provide transit accessibility at major development sites by orienting highest concentrations of activity along transit rights-of-way and providing easy pedestrian access to these points (BRP p. 70).
  • Locate transit hubs within walking distance of gathering spaces, news stand access, cafes, convenience stores, orientation to surroundings, public restrooms, shelter, bicycle storage, and/or internet connectivity to create/enhance neighborhood identity.

Measures

  1. Amenities. Work with transit agency to identify location and provide transit amenities which may include but is not limited to shelter, seating, real-time and/or static route information, bicycle racks, electric vehicle charging stations, and lighting at transit hubs. Reserve space for transit shelters and any required improvements.
  2. Concentrate Development. Use transit hubs to concentrate transit-oriented developments and discourage sprawl. Locate hubs to maximize connectivity with pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular transportation.
  3. Coordination. Ensure that new transit facilities (hubs, transfer points, and bus stops) and routes meet Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) approval, design guidelines and Americans with Disabilities requirements by coordinating with MST.
  4. Identity. Use academic and nature themes for transit facility design inspiration.
  5. Location. Ensure all residences have access to regional transit stops within 1/4 mile. Locate stops adjacent to conveniences such as mixed-use and commercial areas to maximize ridership and access.