At the October 21, 2021 BPAC meeting, Marquita Price, Director of Urban & Regional Planning at the East Oakland Collective (EOC), gave a presentation describing EOC’s focus on shoreline access by highlighting the new Power the People: MLK Jr. Shoreline Access Study, which aims to explore feasible clean mobility options that can connect East Oakland residents to the MLK Jr. Shoreline.
About the study
Power the People: Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Access Study, is a project that will explore the feasibility of creating a new Non-Fare zero emissions bus route along 73rd Ave and other clean mobility options that will bring East Oakland residents from 94603, 94605 and 94621 zip codes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline park. In the belief that the same neighbors of East Oakland deserve better neighborhoods, this project aims to model how community can plan for improvements without displacing existing low-moderate income BIPOC residents.
The full presentation is below.
At the April 1st, 2021 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting, Charlie Ream gave a presentation on the 14th Avenue Streetscape Project. Charlie previously presented the project at the November 19, 2020 BPAC meeting.
About the project
14th Avenue is a major east-west corridor that connects International Boulevard with Highland Hospital and points north of I-580. 14th Avenue is currently a relatively high-speed, 4-lane divided roadway that is a barrier for people walking between residential neighborhoods to the north and south. 14th Ave is also an important, (relatively flat) connection for people biking and is a critical gap in the network between the Foothill Blvd and MacArthur Blvd bike lanes.
The City recently completed Phase 1 of this Project, which upgraded sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and landscaping between International Blvd. and E 19th Street.
The next phase of The 14th Avenue Streetscape project will deliver an important bicycle connection on 14th Avenue from Foothill to 27th Street/Highland Hospital. This project will form the foundation for a complete network connection north to MacArthur Blvd. This project will also make pedestrian crossing improvements and striping upgrades between E8th Street and International Blvd.
- Fall 2020 – Public noticing, outreach, and online survey
- Summer 2021 – Complete design of roadway
- Fall 2021 – Advertise project for construction
- Mid-2021 – Begin construction (18 month duration)
The presentation [PDF] and notes from the presentation and discussion are below.
At the April 1st, 2021 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting, Charlie Ream and Colin Piethe gave a presentation on the High Street Paving Project.
High Street is an important east-west corridor that connects the Laurel District, Maxwell Park and Allendale to International and Foothill Boulevards.
- Slow vehicle speeds and curb unsafe driving
- Reduce vehicle collisions
- Improve safety and comfort for people walking, especially crossing at major intersections
- Increase the visibility of people walking and biking
- Investigate providing a bicycle lane for people biking on High Street
- Feb/March/April 2021 – Public Outreach
- Online Presentation and Online Survey to get neighborhood feedback
- Presentations to stakeholder groups (email OakDOT staff if you’d like to set up a small-group video chat)
- Postcard mailer to the High Street community
- Social media/online outreach
- Spring 2021 – Select final design for street and post online/email to survey respondents
- Summer 2021 – Roadway design
- Late 2021/early 2022 – Roadway repaving
The presentation and notes from the presentation and discussion are below.
Thursday, April 1st, 2021, 3:30-5:30pm online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:
- West Grand Avenue HOV/Bus lane extension Phase II project
- 14th Avenue Phase 2 project
- High St paving project
- Neighborhood Bike Route Implementation Guide
At the November 19, 2020 BPAC meeting, Charlie Ream, Transportation Planner on OakDOT’s Great Streets Planning & Project Development Team, will be presenting on the 14th Ave Streetscape Project. View the presentation below or download it here [PDF]. Take the survey here.
OakDOT is continuing with Measure BB-funded pedestrian and bicycle improvements on 14th Avenue. Phase 1 of the project installed pedestrian crossing improvements, sidewalk upgrades, and new curb ramps between International Boulevard and E 19th Street. This upcoming phase of work will convert one lane of vehicle traffic on 14th Avenue to a buffered bike lane from Foothill to E 27th Street, install rapid flashing pedestrian beacons at seven intersections along the corridor, add corner bulb-outs at all intersections from E 19th to E 27th, and plant new street trees on the sidewalk and median.
August 6th, 2020, 3:30-5:30 pm, online and by phone.
Agenda topics include:
- Bicycle boulevards
- Foothill/E 15th St
- ATP application: 7th St Streetscape improvements
- ATP application: Foothill/22nd St
- KONO rapid response
At the June 18, 2020 BPAC meeting, Craig Raphael, Senior Transportation Planner in the Capital Finance Section, will provide an update on upcoming competitive grant opportunities, including potential OakDOT project applications and the status of past grant awards.
Projects Currently Being Considered for ATP Cycle 5:
- International Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements
- 7th Street Complete Streets Project
- Bancroft Avenue Greenway (73rd – 106th)
- Foothill/22nd traffic signal upgrade
- 73rd Avenue (McArthur/Foothill to International)
- East Oakland Neighborhood Bikeways
View the full presentation…
June 4th, 2020, 3:30-5:30 pm, online and by phone.
OakDOT staff from the Bicycle & Pedestrian Section will lead a discussion on Neighborhood Bike Routes.
Emily Ehlers, Planning and Project Development Section Manager, will present the East Oakland Neighborhood Bike Route draft concept plans. Ehlers will focus on the the Arthur/Plymouth St corridor.