Annoying me to no end are decisions to locate major new employment opportunities in areas that have no access to regional rapid transit. The most recent of these is the idea that Berkeley Labs would take the Golden Gate Fields horse racing track and redevelop it to bring all the employees together that were once in different places.
This is a laudable goal however it's right next to a major freeway and will basically add more transportation costs to the University, AC Transit district while also increasing auto traffic (A mention of 2,500 cars). I'm sure my taxes will have to pay for that stupidity. Apparently downtown Oakland isn't good enough.
I think Auto Row might be a good location for this campus, right next to Pill Hill and Kaiser hospital. There's plenty of space for a few tall buildings, its ripe for redevelopment because of all the parking lots, and its on a major transit route, and fairly close to BART. Another good place would be downtown Oakland. There's plenty of space if they really took a look. People seem to be lazy and look for what amounts to an urban greenfield. They really need to get an imagination.