HAPA News August 28, 2017

HAPA News August 28, 2017

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:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wsyhixvvsix4mx8/LWC_Hayward_Vision%20Framework_Draft_052517.pdf?dl=0.

Slide numbers in the report refer to slides in the Vision Plan.