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.
The 14th Street Safety Project was previously presented at the February 17, 2022 BPAC meeting, and the 65% design plans were previously reviewed and discussed at the Jan. 27, 2022 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting.
This project will:
- Create a calmer and slower 14th Street with 1 lane of vehicle traffic in each direction
- Maintain on-street parking and loading, and add parking spaces to the area by adding angled parking spaces on the south side of 13th Street
- Install a fully protected bicycle lane, separated from vehicle traffic by raised concrete islands
- Shorten pedestrian crossings and retime signal lights to give pedestrians more time to cross and improve intersection safety
- Install a fully-raised extended sidewalk (with raised bike lanes) for the entire block face behind the Family Bridges/Hong Fook Center to allow for paratransit and senior loading directly on a level surface (the bike lane on other blocks will be roadway-level)
- Install fully-raised, extended sidewalks (with raised bike lanes) on the entire block from Webster to Harrison to upgrade the pedestrian experience on this core commercial block
- Upgrade transit stops with new boarding areas, canopies, seating, and lighting
- Install new landscaping and street trees
- Install new sidewalk lighting
- Repave 14th Street