Pedestrian access and safety

Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Comment Deadline May 19

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thank you to the over 250 people who were able to attend one of the three Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets open houses over the past 2 weeks. The turn-out and energy was tremendous, and we now have over 200 completed comment cards to review!

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:

Telegraph Avenue Makeover Underway

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The city of Oakland and other agencies are working to improve transportation safety and comfort on Telegraph Avenue between 20th Street and 57th Street for all modes of travel.

The Telegraph Avenue project website (www.oaklandnet.com/TelegraphAvenue) has results of an online survey of people who travel frequently on Telegraph. The summary report is at: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/n/OAK046218.

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:

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.

Rollover Collision at Controversial Intersection Sparks Calls for Action

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Claremont Avenue and Hudson Street on Sunday, July 18, causing a small SUV to roll onto its roof in the crosswalk that spans the entrance to the highway ramp. This latest incident at the notoriously dangerous intersection has residents calling for more pedestrian safeguards near Frog Park and Hardy Park Dog Run.

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 (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.

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