The following excerpt appeared in the Claremont Courier on March 3, 2022. To read the full article, click here.
Claremont asks state to fund Gold Line to Montclair – Claremont Courier
By Steven Felschundneff
March 3, 2022
“There are huge environmental rewards in getting this to Montclair,” Mayor Pro Tem Reece said. “We are looking at almost 15,000 car trips a day eliminated. That equates to about 85,000 miles a day. The beauty about this, add it up over a year, that’s almost 46 million vehicle miles traveled that are eliminated because of the Gold Line getting to Montclair.”
Since the Gold Line’s inception, approximately 19,200 housing units have been built around rail stations and another 17,000 are planned. More than 10,000 of the proposed units are near the Claremont and Montclair stations.
Specifically for Claremont, the South Village project currently working its way through the commission process would be the first transit oriented development in the city. These types of developments combine close proximity to public transit with the potential creation of new employment as a way to reduce dependence on driving a car.
“I think the overall success of the South Village plan is based on the Gold Line coming through. It’s going to bring visitors to dine and experience the amenities of South Village, but also allow those that live there the opportunity to work and live right next to transit. To be able to jump on Gold Line and get to work and not have to take that vehicle, or not having to own a vehicle is potentially possible,” Mayor Pro Tem Reece said.
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