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High Speed Rail Design Workshop

Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

High Speed Rail Design Workshop

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High Speed Rail Workshop Schedule ------October 3 Palo Alto Sheraton





Oct. 3 Morning

8:00 Coffee and gathering

8:15 Mayors' Welcome

8:40 City Manager, Jim Keene: HSR Vision for our communities

8:50 Brian Steen, workshop organizer: Workshop Purposes and Objectives

9:00 Technical experts (15 min each)

Transportation Betty Deakin, Prof. of Transportation, UC Berkeley

Tunneling David Young, Hatch Mott MacDonald

Geotechnical Douglas Hamilton, retired geologist

Historic Resources Beth Bunnenberg, Palo Alto Historic Resources Board

Trains Bob Doty, Transportation Chief, CalTrain

Finance Tom Lockard, managing director, Stone & Youngberg, LLC.

Public Art Peter Richards, Senior Artist, San Francisco Exploratorium

11:15 Session Closing Donlyn Lyndon, Prof. Emeritus, Architecture, UC Berkeley

11:30 General Q&A Statements from stakeholders from the floor

12:00 Lunch at the Sheraton (Justines); report from the Sept. 12 Teach-In





1:30 – 5:00 DESIGN in the AFTERNOON (Reception Room)

Table Topics: Facillitated design exercise by geographic focus

  • Atherton
  • Menlo Park neighborhoods
  • Menlo Park downtown (2)
  • Menlo Park-Palo Alto border
  • Palo Alto downtown (2)
  • PAHS/Southgate/Evergreen Park
  • California Avenue (2)
  • South Palo Alto neighborhoods (2)


  • What is the preferred vertical alignment? Above? below? at grade?
  • How to use the space; what will it look like?
  • What are the relationships between land uses? Paths, parks, back yards, etc
  • How to pay for alternate proposals
  • Multi-modal transportation
  • New east-west connections – pedestrian/ bike possibilities, cars

5:00 – 6:30 Reports Pros & cons, ideas from the tables – table recorders

Sunday Oct. 4

4:00 - 6:00 Public meeting Summary reports by experts

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When & Where

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, 94301

Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

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