OAKLAND -- AC Transit will hold five public workshops this month on designing bus stations for its bus rapid transit service planned to run between downtown Oakland and San Leandro.

Topics to be discussed include station architecture, landscaping, traffic impacts and ways to offset the loss of on-street parking spaces.

The first workshop will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Recreation Center, 250 Tenth St., Oakland.

Others will be held:

Thursday: 6 to 8 p.m., at the south offices of San Leandro City Hall, 835 East 14th St., San Leandro.

Nov. 13: 6 to 8 p.m., St. Anthony's School, 1535 16th Ave, Club Room, Oakland.

Nov. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., Rainbow Recreation Center, 5800 International Blvd., Oakland.

Nov. 17: 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., 81st Avenue Library, 1021 81st Ave., Oakland.

In April, the AC Transit board approved a $153 million plan for the frequent bus service on a route between 20th Street in downtown Oakland and the San Leandro BART station. Much of the route will run in bus-only lanes with loading stations on elevated medians.

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