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.

Between Keith Avenue and Brookside Drive, the design calls for wider, continuous sidewalks and safer intersection crossings; a two-way bicycle pathway separated from motor vehicle traffic; and more conventional urban roadway configurations than the current high-speed design.

The bike path will transition to more traditional one-way bike facilities between Brookside – at a new four-way stop – and Golden Gate Way.

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/proj-9-14-pub-mtg for the meeting presentation, including slides of the proposed project.

Contact the city’s Caldecott projects outreach coordinator, Victoria Eisen, at victoria@eisenletunic.com or 510/525-0220 with any questions or comments.

The comment deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013.