SPUR Lunchtime Forum: East Bay Boulevards

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In July, the city councils of Oakland and San Leandro approved bus-only lanes for AC Transit’s planned bus rapid transit line that will connect the downtowns of both cities. How might these investments reshape transit and travel in the East Bay, and how do International Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue function as important linear corridors for the East Bay? Carlos Castellanos, director of real estate development at the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, and Joel Ramos, community planner with TransForm, will explore the evolving role of boulevards and transit corridors for East Bay planning, development and transit travel.


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