West Oakland Link & Bay Skyway: Update

At the December 15, 2022 BPAC meeting, Gavin Lohry, Project Manager for the Bay Area Toll Authority of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, will provide an overview of the Bay Skyway and the current projects that are under development and will provide an active transportation connection between San Francisco, Treasure Island, and the East Bay.

A more in-depth update will be provided on West Oakland Link section of the Bay Skyway which will provide a safe connection for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel between West Oakland, the Port of Oakland, and the Bay Bridge Trail. The West Oakland Link is currently finishing environmental review and plans on beginning detailed design (PS&E) in early 2023.

An excerpt is below, followed by the full presentation.

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West Oakland Link – Public Meeting 6/29/22

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding an online public meeting about the West Oakland Link Project on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 6-7:30 pm. The meeting will be hosted by the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). The online meeting will enable participants to learn more about the proposed project, including the planning timeline, funding, and future opportunities for public input.

Register for the Zoom meeting here.

The project recently released its draft environmental document. The adoption of this report after public review will pave the way to begin detailed design of the 1.1-mile-long Class 1 elevated multi-use path plus an additional 1.5 miles of connecting on-street bike lanes.

Read more about it on MTC’s blog.

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The West Oakland Link – Public Meeting

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding an online public meeting about the West Oakland Link Project on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA). The online meeting will enable participants to learn more about the proposed project, including the planning timeline, funding, and future opportunities for public input.

Join the meeting via Zoom here.

Public comments

You can write your comments on the “virtual comment card” [PDF] and send them to Peter Lee at plee@bayareametro.gov or Francis Lo at flo@baypacconsult.com. You can also send your questions about the project to them. The deadline for public comments is Friday, January 8, 2021.

Agenda

  • 6:00-6:10 PM — Welcome & Introductions
  • 6:10-6:30 PM — Presentation
  • 6:30-7:00 PM — Question & Answer (Q&A)

You will also be able to submit comments and questions via the chat feature during the meeting.

The full project factsheet and flyer are below.

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