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Meanwhile, Balboa City's Eastern Neighborhood Plan

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Eastern Neighborhood Plan-- Balboa City

Even in political turmoil, cities keep going.

The eastern side of Balboa City had few developments over the years. Besides an ugly industrial sector built in the 1950s and freeways that crossed the river to near by towns, there was lots of open space. In 1996, the Eastern Neighborhood Plan was finalized. The area was to be a mix of homes and jobs with a "transit first" network built in.

"Transit first" was the motto of the Eastern Neighborhood Plan. With the western shoreline already developed, building a bridge wasn't an option anyway, so ferry terminals were built on both sides of the river. A light rail station will be there to take ferry riders around the new developments soon to come.

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Years later, with the developments around the ferry and light rail terminals

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Two stops up from the ferry terminal is a major transit center, connecting commuter & long distance rail alongside light rail and bus stations. An underground parking lot completes the set.

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An example of mixed-use development. Modern glass houses, shops, and high-tech industries all in close (and clean) proximity with rail service to the whole city right there.

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A suburb north of Balboa City is already developed, so connecting that city to the light rail in the big town means a subway connection.

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Here the light rail goes into the hillside, makes one subway stop, and exits the other side.

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Finally, I am trying to make a transit map for Balboa City, as I have for other cities. However, Balboa City's network is, to say the least, difficult. So this is a work in progress. Why am i sharing it now? I don't know!

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