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June 05, 2019

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resident

The solution to this whole mess is obvious. Instead of an overpass just do an underpass like San Carlos did at Holly. No long wall. Less money. Leave the old station where Maverick Jack's is now. Why do they let people who can't see clearly develop the plans?

Laura

I believe underground wipes out part of Broadway, up a block. Or at least that's what I've always been told. Can't understand why as the San Carlos one doesn't seem to require as much space. Perhaps different requiements?

Just Visiting

If you like San Carlos at Holly, you'll like this; they are just about exactly the same thing. Both are partially underpass and partially viaduct.

BMW

Here's the slide deck, with renderings from the presentation to council:
http://burlingameca.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=F&ID=502aced8-d4f0-4d75-9a78-f84ac1f72d34.ppt

There's a lot of emphasis on offstreet parking, when this should be the walking and neighborhood station. If you maximize parking, they will come. They will drive. And any improvements to traffic via the grade separation will be muted by the number of people driving to the area to get to the station.

But that'll be in the late 2020's, early 2030's. We first have to survive 2021 when electrification is done and more trains are running, those RR gates will be down half the time.

Gerald Weisl

Broadway's train station is within hoofing distance of thousands of residents. It's a modest business district, so having viable train service for those working in the area is helpful. Add to the mix the thousands of hotel rooms within a short distance...and incoming enterprises such as Facebook and there is plenty of reason to operate Broadway's train station.
Caltrain worked hard to diminish ridership to claim a legitimate reason for by-passing Broadway.
If they offer good quality train service on a regular and frequent basis, there will be good ridership. If they offer but sporadic service, there won't be the customer base.

Isn't Mr. Brownrigg running for a state senate position? Maybe some creativity to bring train service to Broadway would be a good idea. How did these other towns swing a grade separation?

Biddy

Why not redevelop the little Broadway Street into affordable housing. In looking at these old obsolete buildings along the street developers would love to build it into something our city residents could be proud of in the long run; then maybe we can address a train stop. No matter what time you we are on Broadway all you see is the workers at the businesses and probably not enough to put a train stop.

Joe

From the City newsletter:

The City of Burlingame has been working closely with Caltrain to upgrade the Broadway railroad crossing by creating a junction with two different "grades" or heights so that train traffic will be completely separated from motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic. The project will significantly improve safety and alleviate traffic congestion along the Broadway corridor and surrounding area.

The City of Burlingame and Caltrain are currently working to complete environmental studies and preliminary design for the Broadway Grade Separation Project. More detail about the project is available by clicking here. The City had requested grant funds from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority for moving the project into its final design phase. At its July 11, 2019 board meeting, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority approved a $18.3 million grant for developing the final design. Once the design is completed, the project will then be considered "shovel ready" and eligible to apply for future grants and other funding sources for the construction phase of the project.

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