Caldecott 4th Bore

Freeway Sound: Pervasive, Possibly Harmful If Unmanaged

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Noise is one of the most pervasive pollutants in our environment, and, in Rockridge as in many communities, much of it originates from surface transportation: cars, trucks, trains, and motorcycles. This noise can be difficult or expensive to block in older homes, and nearly impossible to block in yards outside the homes.

On Soundwalls and Rockridge: Sound

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Since the 1970s, the transportation system comprised of Highway 24 and BART that bisects Rockridge has been both a boon and a bane to the neighborhood: It's convenient for getting around but often a negative in terms of both air pollution and noise pollution.

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

Friday, May 6, 2011

The final list of projects to be funded through the city of Oakland's $8 million Settlement Agreement with Caltrans over the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore EIR was released March 23. These projects are intended to ameliorate the impacts to the North Oakland Hills, Rockridge and Temescal districts of adding the fourth bore to the Caldecott Tunnel.

Introducing the Sound Facts About Soundwalls series

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Engineering studies for possible soundwalls along parts of SR-24 in the Rockridge area have been included on the final list of the Caldecott Fourth Bore Settlement projects. The subject of soundwalls in Rockridge has a long history, and has generated much discussion and many questions over the years. To determine whether these sound wall projects will continue to move forward, residents of affected parts of Rockridge will be polled for their opinions.

Tunnel Mitigation Money to Fund Many Rockridge Projects: Please Attend Nov. 8 meeting or Comment! (Oakland settlement)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rockridge residents are invited to a Nov. 8 public meeting to discuss a proposed list of transportation projects along Highway 24 west of Caltrans’ Caldecott Tunnel Project.

Plan to attend this important meeting Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m. Kaiser Elementary School, 25 South Hill Court (Hiller Highlands Neighborhood). For carpool information from Rockridge BART, email info@rockridge.org .

Community Meeting to Review Caldecott Tunnel Settlement Projects November 8 (Oakland settlement)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Councilmember Jane Brunner is hosting a community meeting Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at Kaiser Elementary School, 25 South Hill Court (Hiller High-lands) to review and discuss projects proposed for the City of Oakland Caldecott Settlement Agreement. Please attend! This might be your only public opportunity to make your voice heard on these crucial projects.

4th Bore Mitigation Areas Surveyed in Consultant’s Rockridge Walking Tour

Monday, July 5, 2010

Representatives from the Rockridge neighborhood, including Claremont Middle and Chabot schools, the city of Oakland Transportation Services Department, RCPC, Rockridge District Association (RDA), East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC), North Hills Phoenix Association (NHPA), Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) and consultants participated in the Oakland mitigation walking tour early in June.

4th Bore Mitigation Areas Surveyed in Consultant’s Rockridge Walking Tour (Oakland settlement)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Representatives from the Rockridge neighborhood, including Claremont Middle and Chabot schools, the City of Oakland Transportation Services Department, RCPC, Rockridge District Association (RDA), East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC), North Hills Phoenix Association (NHPA), Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) and consultants participated in the Oakland mitigation walking tour early in June.

Bore Mitigation Projects to be Rated (Oakland settlement)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) filed a lawsuit against Caltrans over its plans to add a fourth bore to the Caldecott Tunnel. In January 2009, the FBC settled its lawsuit under threat by Governor Schwarzenegger. The settlement included $3 million for air quality and noise mitigation for two Rockridge public schools immediately adjacent to Hwy. 24, Claremont Middle School and Chabot Elementary. The FBC is a coalition of local community groups in Oakland and Berkeley centered around Highway 24, including RCPC and FROG.

Schools get $3 million for air pollution, noise mitigation from State Legislature

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

With money to support a settlement reached in January between Caltrans and legislative moneythe Fourth Bore Coalition, state Sen.

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