Transportation Committee

Rockridge BART 'Safe Routes to Transit' Project Community Meeting, 9/30

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The cty of Oakland is proposing improvements to bicycle and walking access to the Rockridge BART station. The Transportation Services Division will host a meeting Wednesday, September 30, 7:30-9 p.m. at the Rockridge Library to present preliminary project plans and to hear comments from Rockridge residents and business owners.

Three Feet for Bicycle Safety

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Following the lead of many other states, California has enacted a new law, which took effect last September, requiring that car drivers maintain a minimum three-foot buffer when passing a bicyclist, an important revision to a previous state law which required drivers to pass bicyclists at a "safe distance."

The new law requires motorists to slow down and wait to pass until it is safe to do so, including on narrow roads. Three feet is roughly equivalent to a fully open passenger-side door, or the length of an acoustic guitar.

City Responds to Community Questions and Comments About Planned Broadway Changes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the weeks since the May 29 community meeting hosted by the city of Oakland to present planned improvements to Broadway between Broadway Terrace and Ocean View Drive (see June 2014 issue of The Rockridge News for a report of the meeting), staff and their consultants have transcribed and to over 70 comments and questions conveyed at and since the meeting.

A summary of this information is available at www.fourthbore.org.

Meeting: Broadway Improvement Plans

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The latest plans for pedestrian crossing, bikeway, lane configuration and related improvements on Broadway between College Avenue and Ocean View Drive will be presented by city staff Thursday, May 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rockridge Branch Library community meeting room on the second floor.

Following review of a traffic study, plans are moving forward on the project, which is intended to improve safety in the corridor for all roadway users.

The project includes the following components:

I Bike Rockridge

Monday, February 17, 2014

The world of bicycle infrastructure is changing rapidly. People around the United States are realizing that cycling can be a major form of urban transportation-if cities provide bikeways that are safe, convenient, and comfortable.

Recently, more of Rockridge's bikeway network came to fruition with the completion of bike lanes on Alcatraz; sharrow markings on the Shafter-Forest-Colby and Cavour bike routes; and improved wayfaring signage.

Paving the Worst Biking Streets

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:

AC Transit Proposes Changes to 51 Line; Kills 21 Parking Spaces

Friday, November 8, 2013

AC Transit received a $10 million grant to design and implement infrastructure modifications along the entire Line 51 route to increase reliability and on-time bus performance, and improve safety for pedestrians and AC Transit riders.

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.

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