66th Avenue Coliseum BART to Bay Trail Project

At the June 16, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Celina Chan presented on two projects, the 66th Ave Coliseum BART to Bay Trail project (this post) and the Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project.

These projects and the 27th St Bay Pl Project which was heard at the May BPAC meeting was submitted as One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) applications for the June 30, 2022 deadline. Staff requested the commission review the checklists attached for each of the three projects and share comments back to Charlie Ream by June 23, 2022.

Project goals

  • Create an off-street biking and walking pathway connecting the East Bay Greenway (San Leandro Street) with the MLK Jr Regional Shoreline
  • Realign Caltrans freeway ramps to create space for pathway
  • Work with Union Pacific Railroad on safe crossing treatments
  • Add AC Transit bus stops to the Dil Damon Slough trailhead

The full presentation is below.

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Oakland Waterfront Trail

At the December 16, 2021 BPAC meeting, Kristin Hathaway, Watershed and Stormwater Division and Measure DD Program Manager, will present on the status of the Oakland Waterfront Trail.

As part of the $198,250,000 Measure DD Bond, a General Obligation bond approved by Oakland voters in 2002, $43,500,000 of the Estuary Waterfront Access category is designated for waterfront trail and parks acquisition and construction. Through this category of funding, Oakland is completing local segments of the regional San Francisco Bay Trail, a 500-mile walking and cycling path around the San Francisco Bay that passes through 47 cities and all nine Bay Area counties. The City has completed several segments and is in various stages of design on the remaining segments that still need to be constructed to close the Bay Trail gaps in Oakland.

The presentation is below.

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