The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding an online public meeting about the West Oakland Link Project on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6-7:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted by the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). The online meeting will enable participants to learn more about the proposed project, including the planning timeline, funding, and future opportunities for public input.
The project recently released its draft environmental document. The adoption of this report after public review will pave the way to begin detailed design of the 1.1-mile-long Class 1 elevated multi-use path plus an additional 1.5 miles of connecting on-street bike lanes.
After many years of community engagement and design and a unanimous vote of approval at the March 22, 2022 Public Works Committee Meeting, OakDOT will bring the 14th Street Safety Project to City Council for a VOTE OF APPROVAL on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:30am.
Join the meeting on Zoom on June 16, 2022 at 10:30am, raise your hand when you enter the meeting to be added to the public comment queue, where you will have 2 minutes to provide a comment.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please use this e-comment link to provide a written comment on the project.
At the Monday, June 20, 2022 Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities (MCPD) meeting at 6pm, Megan Weir, Maya Amichai, Ofurhe Igbinedion, and Nicole Ferrara from OakDOT with the first annual update of SOS. The Safe Oakland Streets (SOS) Initiative was launched in 2021 with the primary goal of preventing severe and fatal crashes and related disparities impacting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, persons with disabilities, seniors, children, and low-income populations. This presentation will provide an overview of the initiative, progress made in 2021, and focal points for work in 2022 and beyond.
At the May 19, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planner Colin Piethe presented on the 27th and Lakeside Streets Project. An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation [PDF], and summary of discussion.
The project includes:
Protected bike lanes on 27th Street
Buffered bike lanes on Bay Place
Two-way cycle track on Grand Avenue from Bay Place to Harrison Street
Simplified driving lanes and shorter crossing distances at the intersections of Grand Ave and Bay Place, Grand Ave and Harrison Street, and 27th Street and Harrison Street
Grand Avenue from Broadway to Elwood Avenue is on the City’s 5-year Paving Plan. Along with this planned repaving, OakDOT is conducting community outreach and design related to safety improvements and mobility enhancements for people walking, biking, and taking the bus on this important connection. This presentation is an opportunity for BPAC commissioners and members of the public to provide input on safety issues they see on Grand, or provide guidance to OakDOT as staff begin to develop project alternatives.
An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.