Leveraging Downtown Assets: Creating a walkable and transit-oriented downtown
Date: June 24, 2015 from 5:45 pm (networking/food), 6:00-7:30 pm (program)
Location: Draper University (Hero City), 55 E. 3rd Ave., San Mateo
On Wednesday, June 24th a community forum was held at Draper University (Hero City) to explore an urban design strategy that emphasizes compact development centered around a transit hub, referred to commonly as transit-oriented development (TOD). The core objective of this type of community development is to diversify travel options while promoting increased pedestrian, bike and transit access. Typically TODs include a mix of housing, office, retail and/or other amenities located within a walkable distance (up to one half-mile) of well-connected public transportation. The forum included presentations that illustrated case studies and regional examples of TODs, and an overview of related policy and implementation measures.
Shireen Malekafzali, Senior Manager for Policy, San Mateo County Health System
Ratna Amin, Transportation Policy Director, SPUR
Gaye Quinn, Managing Director, Westlake Urban
Ron Monekawa, Chief of Planning, City of San Mateo
The event was catered by Three Restaurant.