Flex Streets Update

At the September 16, 2021 BPAC meeting, Greg Minor, Assistant to the City Administrator in the Economic & Workforce Development Department, provided an update on the city’s Flex Streets program, Oakland’s program for outdoor merchant activity including café seating, parklets and street closures. This presentation also provides details about the scope of the program evaluation currently underway, including administrative review, fiscal analysis, and design standards.

OakDOT staff is seeking to finalize recommendations for City Council by March 2022. The public is encouraged to submit comments in the next couple of months.

The previous presentation at BPAC was at the July 16, 2020 meeting.

Meeting minutes will be added after approval.

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Flex Streets

At the July 16, 2020 BPAC meeting, Warren Logan, Mayor’s Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations provided an overview of the City’s Flex Streets program for business’ use of sidewalks and public rights of way for physical distancing during COVID- 19. The presentation also provides an update on next steps and coordination with Alameda County Shelter in Place orders.

The goals of the Flex Streets program are to:

  • Support local restaurants and retailers
  • Support Oakland residents 
  • Support local performers and artists 
  • Improve traffic safety 
  • Ensure and advance racial equity

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