The area along the waterfront should be turned into the greenway with walking, running and bike lanes, trees planted and grassy areas along the way. It can be a strip of parkland that will improve the area and will bring beauty and businesses to the area. i think this will make a bid difference. So much can be done with this idea and expand it even more!
I use Caltrain station a lot commuting to and from work. This area definitely needs improvements and I would love to get involved. Please let me know how I can contribute (email@example.com).