Slow Streets–Essential Places Program Update

At the January 20, 2022 BPAC meeting, Megan Wier and Jason Patton, OakDOT staff in the Safe Streets Division, will present on upcoming changes to the Slow Streets–Essential Places Program in response to the ongoing and changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes include removing the temporary Slow Streets and Essential Places materials, including temporary street closures, and shifting efforts to longer term strategies for pedestrian safety and neighborhood traffic calming. The presentation is below.

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Slow Streets Interim Findings Report and Implementation

At the December 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, Megan Weir, OakDOT Safe Streets Division Manager, presented on the Slow Streets program including the Slow Streets Interim Findings Report and implementation of the recommendations since its release in September including more durable treatments, new signage, and corridor-level engagement on the future of the program. More information about the program, including the Interim Findings Report, is on the Slow Streets webpage.

The full presentation is below, and you can view the full report (September 2020) here.
Oaklandside also wrote an article about Slow Streets: “What do we know about Slow Streets and safety? Here’s what data and residents have to say.” 25 Nov 2020.

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Oakland Slow Streets – June 2020 Update

At the June 18, 2020 BPAC meeting, Nicole Ferrara, OakDOT Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Advisor, and Megan Wier, Safe Streets Division Manager, presented an overview of Oakland’s Slow Streets initiative in response to COVID-19, community engagement, its evolution to date, and planning for the next phase as the county gradually reopens. Here are the presentation […]

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