Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) Phase 2 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 and the Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park & Seminary (LAMMPS) – Phase 2 project (this post).

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

  • Extend the off-street biking and walking path to Seminary Avenue to provide a safe bicycling and walking connection between Millsmont/Frick and the Laurel
  • Slow vehicle speeds and curb unsafe driving
  • Reduce vehicle collisions
  • Improve safety and comfort for people walking and biking, especially crossing at major intersections

The full presentation is below.

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MacArthur Blvd safety improvements in the Laurel District

Daniel Swafford, Executive Director of the Laurel District Association submitted the below project narrative to OakDOT as a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project request. Daniel will be presenting this at the February 4th, 2021 BPAC Infrastructure Committee meeting for discussion.

A capital improvement project—S.L.O.W. Laurel [Safe Livable Open Welcoming Laurel]—is a lane reduction, “road diet” proposal, which reduces four traffic lanes to two, builds out open-air dining, and incorporates bike lanes on the section of MacArthur Blvd. located in The Laurel District of Oakland, California. The section of road is a mixed-use area located between 35th Ave and High Street.

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HSIP Cycle 9: Foothill & MacArthur – Preliminary Plans

At the October 01, 2020 Infrastructure Committee meeting, Beaver Boonsook, Transportation Engineer in the OakDOT Great Streets Division, will provide an update on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 9 Foothill & MacArthur project.

The plans propose installing high-visibility crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands, advance yield markings, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) at multiple intersections on Foothill Blvd and on MacArthur Blvd.

Notes from the meeting and preliminary conceptual plans are below.

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