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Alternatives to parking at Bart at Stoneridge Mall?

Original post made by Pleasantonian, Mission Park, on Sep 26, 2012

Several times a month I have to take BART into the city on business. The past few times I have tried, there are no parking spaces left. The first time I was running late so I parked at the Mall but I know this is illegal and won't do that again. Since I only go infrequently, I don't want to pay for a monthly parking pass. Any solutions?

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Posted by Move to Milpitas, or Antioch
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

They'll probably have more parking there.

Remember that BART originally promised ample FREE Parking. Same guys who promised computer operated trains, and a station in Livermore...
They did build a parking lot near where tehy said tehy'd build the station, now in the middle of no where.
Now that they've taken the tax money for generations, and the federal money they said would pay to build to Livermore,
they want different money to pay again for the station.
Q. Does anyone know if the proposed Livermore Station has on site parking?
Or is it all mythical anyway?


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Around Town,

If you dont get to bart until after 8:30 most likely there will be very very little parking. I arrrive every moring at 6:30 at the pleasanton station, and it is already 3/4 full. So the earlier you go the better parking, anything after 8 is a big iffy.

Livermore is still not a done deal. They are still having talks on it.


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Posted by Pleasantonian
a resident of Mission Park
on Sep 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Pleasantonian is a registered user.

It's a shame because they beg us to use public transportation but how many people can't because there is no where to park?


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

So true Pleasantonia, and then when there is not enough parking they will raise the rates for parking.. and I have no clue what they are building in the Dublin parking lot, is it another parking Garage or I had heard it was Condos, smack in the middle of the Dublin side parking next to the Parking Garage.. ( I am referring to the end of the line dublin)


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Posted by An idea
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Around Town-There is a park and ride on the Dublin side at Tassajara and 580 (Northwest). There is a bus to Bart from there.

I think maybe Around Town was looking an idea, not a political statement. Just saying...


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Posted by BART tried to sell the Livermore Lot
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

BART tried to sell off the existing Livermore Lot - probably one of the rare moments when they owned up that they had no actual intention of fulfilling their promise to those taxpayers.
They also gave away the right of way to be a Lexus Lane.

Word got out, and they changed their mind.
But they have quietly sold the Dublin lot to a developer, now building condos, like you said. Big apartment buildings, instant slums made of ticky tacky, on what used to be open fields.

They claim that'll provide riders for the train. But those people need to park somewhere too, even if they do ride the train because there are few jobs in the middle of those fields- so you get more congestion, and lots LESS parking!
What's wrong with this picture?

And why doesn't the money they took in help pay for the Livermore tracks?


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Posted by Pl resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:07 am

After being so frustrated with bart parking, now i am seriously considering starting a vanpool from pleasanton to Oakland. I think it will work out cheaper than Bart, and fixing times will help everyone plan better too. I dont mind driving or joining. Any thoughts?


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Posted by Pl resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:07 am

After being so frustrated with bart parking, now i am seriously considering starting a vanpool from pleasanton to Oakland. I think it will work out cheaper than Bart, and fixing times will help everyone plan better too. I dont mind driving or joining. Any thoughts?


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Posted by lll
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:12 am

BART officials really do not get it. We have public transportation to get people off the road but there is no place to park at BART, forcing us to get on the road instead. Adding insult to injury, since Pleasanton/Dublin is the end of the line, we have many commuters from the East parking at our stations, meaning there are less spots available. BART really should double the number of spaces at the end of the line stations.

At this point, if I have to go to Oakland I always drive. Even through my destination is a block from a BART station, I spend more time looking for a parking space than the amount of time I spend driving to Oakland.


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Posted by Dan
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:41 am

When I need to take BART I will not fight the parking problem. I call a cab. It doesn't cost much and it's worth it to me anyway. I spend less time getting there than I would driving around looking for a parking spot!


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Those of us who voted in the 60's remember the Bart promises, trains every 90 seconds, free parking, stations in Livermore, just to name a few of their lies!! Kind of like the bridges- " once they are paid for their would Be no more tolls for crossing." I'm guessing that if I live long enough 580 eastbound will finish their widening project just in time to tear down that new center barrier to prep for the Bart extension!! Not only does Bart continue to amaze me but cal-trans as well, wish I had gotten on their payrolls and ridden that money train to retirement.