Improving access to Berkeley and El Cerrito stations
BART and the cities are developing around 2,500 affordable and market rate homes on the El Cerrito Plaza, North Berkeley, and Ashby BART stations’ parking lots. This could potentially change how some people get to those stations. In response, BART is leading the Berkeley-El Cerrito Corridor Access Plan (Corridor Access Plan), in collaboration with the cities of Berkeley and El Cerrito, to identify options for people to get to and from BART.
This Corridor Access Plan is funded by Caltrans and the Federal Transit Administration.
Overview video – 5 minutes
Welcome to our online open house! This site is the first of three online open houses for the Corridor Access Plan. On this site, BART will explain more about the Corridor Access Plan and request feedback from you about your needs in getting to and from BART stations.
You can move between virtual “stations” like you would at an in-person meeting. Here’s what you can do at our online open house:
- Learn about the plan. Review the informational sections explaining the goals of the plan, why it is needed, the process and potential outcomes, and potential tradeoffs BART and the cities are considering.
- Share your feedback. Take the survey in the “your input” section where we ask you questions about how you get to the BART stations. Provide as much information as you would like.
- Spread the word. Share this site with your neighbors, community members, and friends who live in the corridor plan area or use the El Cerrito and Berkeley BART stations.
Station access refers to how people travel to and from BART and their everyday activities. This includes the infrastructure that allows for people of all ages and abilities to travel by:
- Rolling, such as using wheelchairs or buggies
- Riding transit, paratransit, or shuttles
- Getting dropped off by family or friends, taxis, ride-apps, etc.
- Using microtransit like bike share and scooter share
- Driving alone and parking
BART is leading the Corridor Access Plan in collaboration with the cities of Berkeley and El Cerrito with input from:
- BART riders
- Nearby residents
- Nearby businesses and business organizations
- Community and neighborhood groups
- Community-based organizations
- Cities and transit agency/operator staff
- City and agency advisory boards and committees
- Elected officials
- State and regional agencies
Share this site with others
Share this site with your neighbors, community members, and friends who live in the corridor plan area or use the El Cerrito or Berkeley BART stations. Sharing this site with friends and family can help make this project more successful!
Join us at our office hours and other upcoming events
Project staff will be available at the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, August 18, 5-6 PM: Zoom office hour focused on the Ashby and Downtown Berkeley BART stations. To join, click here -OR- dial +1 (888) 204-5987 and enter the meeting ID: 830 6768 3054
Visit the project website for upcoming Corridor Access Plan events.
Some of the many related plans and projects that BART and the cities are currently collaborating on include:
- El Cerrito Plaza Station Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
- Ashby and North Berkeley Station TOD planning process
- Adeline Corridor Roadway Reconfiguration Feasibility study
- North Berkeley Active Access Project
The sections below provide more details on related projects, policies, and plans.