Alameda Residents and Ferry Riders: Public Workshop Notice

by admin on March 3, 2014

Attention Alameda Residents and Ferry Riders:

San Francisco Bay Ferry and the City of Alameda will be studying ways to improve customer access to the Gateway Alameda (Main Street) and Harbor Bay ferry terminals. Both the Alameda/Oakland and Harbor Bay ferry services have experienced a surge in ridership, which has resulted in full or near-full parking lots and a shortage of space available on board ferry vessels. To address these issues, a study will be prepared to identify and analyze ways to improve parking, drop-off, bicycle, bus, shuttle, and walking access to each terminal. In addition, schedule enhancements for each service are being planned for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

To kick off the study, public workshops near each terminal have been scheduled to solicit input and ideas from Alameda residents and ferry riders alike. Dates and locations for the initial workshops are as follows:

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Bay Farm Elementary (near Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal)
200 Aughinbaugh Way, Multi-Purpose Room
6:30 – 8:00pm

— OR —

Thursday, March 20, 2014
May Lin Elementary (near Gateway Alameda Ferry Terminal)
825 Taylor Avenue, Multi-Purpose Room
6:30 – 9:00pm

If you are unable to attend a workshop or would prefer to submit any ideas or thoughts about the study via email, please direct your input to access_study@watertransit.org by April 30, 2014.

A second series of workshops to review and solicit input on draft results of the study will be scheduled by San Francisco Bay Ferry and the City for later this summer.

If you have any questions about the study or the upcoming workshops, please contact Kevin Connolly (San Francisco Bay Ferry) at connolly@watertransit.org.

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