Diridon Station Area
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Next Meeting Planning and Parks

Update # 18 - April 9, 2010
In This Update
SBC Park Case Study
Next Good Neighbor Committee Meetings
High Speed Rail Survey
Our Website

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In this update you will find, at the suggestion of committee members, an article on Mitigating Traffic Congestion:The Role of Demand-Side Strategies, and a link to an online survey from the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
At the next meeting of the Good Neighbor Committee on Wednesday, April 21, 2010,  topics will include an update on the Diridon Station Area Plan, a presentation on Parks, Trails, and Open Space, and time to work on the Framework for Implementation. 
Also, you may want to check out the website as it has a number of new notes capturing past conversations including discussions of public art, destination diridion, and the most recent Framework for Implementation.
SBC Park Case Study

Mitigating Traffic Congestion: The Role of Demand-Side Strategies articulates a framework for understanding contemporary efforts to manage demand and improve the performance and efficiency of transportation systems. The document provides extensive examples of programs already underway in a variety of application settings, including over 25 in-depth case studies from across the country.

The in-depth case studies illustrate a handful of the many applications of demand-side strategies in place today. The case studies attempt to highlight the diversity of programs, with an effort to find examples that also provided one or more measures of program effectiveness.

SBC Park Case Study  (formerly Pac Bell Park) in San Francisco - a 41,000 seat baseball stadium - forged an access plan that integrated excellent access to existing transportation facilities (roadways, bus and rail transit, ferry services, and an extensive sidewalk network) and a comprehensive transportation management plan. With only 5,000 dedicated parking spaces available, demand-side strategies to promote a variety of mode and route travel options, along with advanced transit ticket sales and an aggressive marketing program, were key to the stadium's success. The year the park opened, approximately 50% of baseball fans arrived in non-auto modes, over 100,000 advance-purchase transit tickets were sold, and the limited number of parking spaces were rarely full.

Good Neighbor Committee Meeting #11
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.   
City Hall Council Wing, 
Rooms W-118, 119, 120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose
Diridon Station Area Plan Update
- Parks, Trails, and Open Space
- Framework for Implementation
Good Neighbor Committee Meeting #12
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.   
City Hall Council Wing, 
Rooms W-118, 119, 120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose
Tentative Agenda
- Framework for Implementation
California High-Speed Rail Authority Online Survey. 

The California High-Speed  Rail Authority (CHSRA) has designed a survey asking for feedback about how it can design a Web site tailored to provide the information most important to you and your community, and how you prefer to receive such information.  

Your answers will help them redesign the CHSRA Web site, making it convenient for you to learn more about California's high-speed rail system as well as help you get involved in shaping the project in your community. 

Do you Tweet?  How do you get your news?  Are you familiar with status of the high-speed rail project in your community?  Please let them know how they can best share information on all things high-speed rail. 

Click here to give them your input.  Also, if you would like to receive email notifications and information about California's high-speed rail system, please click here.