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.
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.