Owens Drive lane reductions
In August 2016, Owens drive was reduced from 3 eastbound lanes to 1 eastbound lane between Willow Road and Iron Horse Trail. This was done to create public diagonal parking in the existing street right of way in conjunction with the new apartments that were built at the same time. This project was approved several years prior.
Traffic backups have been observed as a result. It was determined in 2009 that the PM traffic condition of "LOS A" would exist at 2025 buildout, thus the predicted flow has suffered at least temporarily. The current LOS has not yet been studied, and it is not known whether the buildout grade will change.
The same lane configuration change will be applied in the opposite direction when housing is built in the current BART parking lot, which may not happen for several years.