Public Works Department

New Oakland Pedestrian Plan and Survey Underway

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The city of Oakland is creating a new Pedestrian Master Plan that will define specific steps to improve the safety and walkability of streets and pathways throughout Oakland. To let the city know what you think works best about walking in Oakland and what sorts of improvements you would recommend, please complete the online survey ( by August 31, 2015. The draft plan is expected in early 2016, with the final version to be published in April 2016.

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!

City’s Pothole Blitz Makes for a Smoother Ride

Saturday, July 6, 2013

So, when you've been out and about on your shopping rounds recently - driving from store to store - has the ride seemed a bit smoother, less of the old bounce and jounce?

You are not imagining things: Oakland's Public Works Department has been out in force pursuing its goal of filling 3,000 potholes in a pothole repair blitz between April 29 and June 26. According to Kristine Shaff, Public Information Officer for the department, 2,664 holes had been filled as of June 21. She added that she had every confidence the goal of 3,000 would be reached by the end of the blitz.

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