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More A’s stuff

Click here, for the story I wrote in today’s paper about the A’s.

The big change to the site plan is that the team now have 2,500 parking spaces east of Interstate 880, which means building an expensive pedestrian bridge over the highway.

Other stuff:
The team plans to change more for parking in lots that are closer to the stadium.
It also plans to offer benefits for public transit riders and carpoolers (more than four people in a car), such as coupons for concessions at the ball game.

The most surprising assumption to me was that 12.3 percent of fans would use mass transit in 2015 and 26.3 would use mass transit in 2030.  The team has said that about 18 percent of fans take public transit to the Coliseum, which will be a lot closer to BART than Cisco Field.

The traffic Management Plan includes:
Directing ballpark traffic to use three highway interchanges: I-880 at Stevenson, Auto Mall and Fremont Boulevard
Separating traffic flows in to and out of the ball park and maximizing the use of right-hand turns
Sign boards alerting fans which parking lots aren’t filled
Specially timed traffic lights along Auto Mall Parkway, Cushing Parkway and Boyce Road corridors, as well as at the freeway interchanges.

Matt Artz