Downtown Plan’s Traffic, BRT, Parking Issues Face Commission

By Richard Brenneman
Tuesday October 28, 2008 - 07:26:00 PM

Berkeley planning commissioners have slated yet another special meeting for Wednesday night as they rush to finish their rewrite of the new Downtown Area Plan. 

The session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave., focuses on only one topic—the plan’s access chapter, which covers critical issues ranging form parking to BRT—AC Transit’s proposed Bus Rapid Transit system. 

Commissioners need to complete their version of the plan by early next year, which will be accompanied by the version prepared over the course of two years by a citizen committee appointed by the council which included three members of the commission. 

The chapter is available online at www.ci.berkeley.ca