Fruitvale: A Community Discovers Its Sense of Place

This article describes the process by which the Fruitvale Transit Village was developed at the site of what had been originally proposed as a multi-story parking structure for riders of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) lines. Located in Oakland, California, the Fruitvale district has suffered job loss and out-migration, and the transit village concept is an effort to reverse those trends. It was accomplished through an innovative mutual agreement between BART and local agencies permitting BART to swap land in order to assemble a large parcel in close vicinity to its Fruitvale station. The Fruitvale experience has led BART to alter planning decisions elsewhere in the system, which is 104 miles long, with 43 stations and 315,000 weekday riders.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 28-32
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 2007 1:13PM