Victoria Eisen

City Solicits Comments on Newest Caldecott List

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

As reported in the October 2013 issue of The Rockridge News, Oakland staff and consultants are well into designing many of the highest-ranking projects on the Caldecott Settlement project list. As detailed design of construction plans has unfolded, cost estimates have grown from the initial costs used to develop the list, in some cases significantly. The result is that fewer projects on the list will be funded than originally anticipated.

Broadway Road Diet Discussed at Community Meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

City staff presented proposed designs for the Upper Broadway "road diet" and related intersection improvements at a public meeting held in mid-November at College Preparatory School. This project includes components that will be funded through the Caldecott Settlement Agreement - including a pedestrian-activated traffic signal at Lawton and corner bulb-outs to reduce the speed of vehicles turning from Broadway onto Ocean View and Lawton - as well as a number of improvements to be funded through roadway resurfacing and other funds. These components include:

Broadway "Road Diet" and Crossing Improvements Set for Community Meeting November 18

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Proposed designs for the Upper Broadway "road diet" and related intersection improvements funded with Caldecott Settlement Agreement funds are the topics of a community meeting to be hosted Monday, November 18 by Councilmember Dan Kalb"s office. The meeting, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m., will be held at College Preparatory School, 6100 Broadway at Brookside Avenue. The meeting room is on the far right-hand side of the parking lot, facing the gym. Plans for the project area on Broadway between Broadway Terrace and Keith Avenue include:

Caldecott Settlement Project Costs Coming in Over Budget

Sunday, October 6, 2013

City of Oakland staff and their consultants are well along designing many of the highest ranking projects on the Caldecott Settlement project list.

Unfortunately, as the detailed design of construction plans has unfolded, corresponding cost estimates have grown from the initial costs used to develop the list, in some cases significantly.

City Releases Soundwall Study Petitions

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Following the process presented at the September and January RCPC Town Hall meetings and in articles in the December 2012 and January 2013 issues of The Rockridge News, the city of Oakland has released petitions that eligible property owners can use to indicate their support of further study of two potential soundwalls along eastbound and westbound SR-24 in Rockridge (see below for map).

Broadway/Keith to Broadway/Golden Gate Way Redesign Unveiled at Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Preliminary plans to reconfigure Broadway between Keith Avenue and Golden Gate Way to improve safety were presented at the February RCPC Town Hall meeting by city of Oakland staff and their consultants.

Improvements to this section of roadway – funded through the city’s settlement agreement over the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel – were designed primarily to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the corridor by creating separate spaces for these roadway users and by slowing down adjacent motor vehicle traffic.

Petitions Will Measure Soundwall Study Support

Saturday, January 5, 2013

At a public meeting held late in September, city of Oakland and Caltrans representatives met with more than 60 Rockridge community members to discuss the dynamics of freeway noise and how soundwalls work; present a 2009 study of potential soundwall locations in the Rockridge and Temescal districts; and discuss the process of determining whether Oakland will invest in further soundwall studies at those locations. (Material presented at the meeting is available at www.fourthbore.org.)

Caldecott Settlement Project List Posted: Soundwall Studies, Intersections, Bicycle Facilities, More, Proposed for Funding

Saturday, June 2, 2012

During 2010 and 2011, the city of Oakland developed, through public meetings, a ranked list of projects to fund with the $8 million Caltrans paid Oakland in a settlement reached over the adequacy of environmental reports which studied effects on the neighborhood of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore construction.

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