West Oakland Link – Public Meeting 6/29/22

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.

Register for the Zoom meeting here.

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.

Read more about it on MTC’s blog.

Rendering of the widened sidewalk and 2-way bikeway on the south side of West Grand Avenue at Mandela Parkway, looking west.

About the project

The West Oakland Link is a proposed 1.1-mile-long elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway that will connect Mandela Parkway in West Oakland with the existing Bay Bridge path, Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline (formerly Gateway Park), Treasure Island and, eventually, downtown San Francisco.

The West Oakland project will also connect the City of Oakland’s growing network of walking and biking routes with the greater San Francisco Bay Trail. Located in an area of heavy industry, Port, rail and freeway infrastructure, the West Oakland Link will enhance public safety by enabling residents of West Oakland and the greater East Bay to bike and walk on a lighted structure separate from truck and rail traffic.

The projected $65 million project is funded by the Bay Area Toll Authority, Alameda County Transportation Commission, City of Oakland, and Caltrans, and will likely be implemented in phases depending on the availability of State and other funds.

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