Grand Avenue Complete Streets Project – Draft 15% Plans

At the November 3, 2022 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting, Celina Chan and Charlie Ream of OakDOT presented the draft 15% design plans [PDF] of the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Project.

The survey is currently available in multiple languages. Postcards will also be sent to addresses on the corridor through December.

Notes from the presentation and discussion are below.

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Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project

At the May 19, 2022 BPAC meeting, OakDOT Transportation Planners Charlie Ream and Josie Ahrens presented on the Grand Avenue Complete Streets Paving Project, OakDOT’s next step towards realizing the vision laid out in the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan.

Grand Avenue from Broadway to Elwood Avenue is on the City’s 5-year Paving Plan. Along with this planned repaving, OakDOT is conducting community outreach and design related to safety improvements and mobility enhancements for people walking, biking, and taking the bus on this important connection. This presentation is an opportunity for BPAC commissioners and members of the public to provide input on safety issues they see on Grand, or provide guidance to OakDOT as staff begin to develop project alternatives.

An excerpt of the presentation is below, followed by the full presentation.

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Grand Avenue – West Oakland Focus Group Round 2

The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) & West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) would like to gather the West Oakland community again for further input on the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan!

The Grand Avenue Mobility Plan is a comprehensive plan for a more inclusive, safer and sustainable transportation network on Grand Avenue between Mandela Parkway to MacArthur Boulevard.

Register here if you would like to be a part of the focus group sessions:

  • Tuesday June 29th, 6-7:30pm, OR
  • Wednesday June 30th, 6-7:30pm

An update on the Grand Avenue Mobility Project was last presented to the BPAC Infrastructure Committee on February 4th, 2021.

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West Grand Avenue HOV/Bus Lane Extension Phase II

At the April 1st, 2021 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting, Cathy Chea (MTC) gave a presentation on the West Grand Avenue HOV/Bus lane extension Phase II project. The project is part of Bay Bridge Forward.

  • Phase 1 project opened January 2019 added 1300’ of bus/HOV-only lane 
  • Phase 2 project proposes the following:
    • Bus/HOV lane westbound by converting existing shoulder from Frontage Road to Maritime Street
    • Multi-use 2-way path on south side of West Grand between Mandela and Maritime by extending existing sidewalk. It would be 8’ wide with a 2’ barrier.
    • Construction expected in 2nd half of 2021.

Notes from the presentation and discussion are below.

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