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July 3, 2018 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Community Feedback on Plastic Usage
The City of Fremont is starting to research the usage of plastic in our city and looking for feedback from the community. The goal is to improve local waste reduction efforts and create a more sustainable future for Fremont.

Fremont is calling on community members to share their thoughts via an online survey conducted on the City?s online civic engagement forum, Fremont Open City Hall. The feedback received will help to inform outreach and education activities, local programs, and future policy-making efforts.

Community members can visit to take the survey, which runs until July 16. There are sixteen questions in the survey, and it should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The City appreciates the community?s time and feedback in helping Fremont become a healthier and greener city!

Construction projects to start
The City of Fremont Public Works Engineering Division?s Construction section will begin three large construction projects this summer. These projects include the BART West Access Bridge in South Fremont, Central Park Large Group Picnic Area, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements for BART Way and Gateway Plaza near the Fremont BART Station.

The BART West Access Bridge project will begin construction of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the BART and Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks, connecting a new plaza on the west side to the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station. Construction is expected to last approximately two years.

Over in Central Park, the construction of a new concessions building just north of Aqua Adventure Waterpark is in the works as part of the Central Park Large Group Picnic Area project. The picnic area will include 50 picnic tables covered by shade sails, two sand volleyball courts, and barbecues. Construction is expected to last approximately eight months.

To better connect BART Way and Gateway Plaza to Downtown Fremont, bicycle and pedestrian improvements are planned. This project entails a streetscape reconstruction of BART Way and Gateway Plaza, including raised bike lanes to curb level, a protected intersection at Civic Center Drive, and wayfinding signage installation throughout. Construction is expected to last approximately eight months.

For more information about these projects, contact the City?s Engineering division at 510-494-4700 or

Small Business Owner Survey
If you?re a business owner, we want your feedback! The City of Fremont?s Economic Development Department, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, and local business associations are seeking small business feedback on the best way to support business growth and vitality.

We invite you to participate in a 5-minute email survey to tell us more about your business and the resources you need to enhance your enterprise. We will use the responses to develop targeted educational business workshops and networking events starting in September.

The survey is open until Friday, June 29 and can be accessed at For questions, please contact Kim Marshall, Economic Development Specialist, at (510) 284-4026.

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