Transportation Committee

Bike to Work Day: Rolling Along for 20 Years

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Join cyclists from around the Bay Area and ride your bike to work. The San Francisco Bay Area's 20th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is Thursday, May 9, an event to encourage cycling as a non-polluting and healthy commute option.

Report Your Potholes for City’s ‘Pothole Blitz’

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Shortly after Susan Shawl's informal pothole survey was published in the March issue of The Rockridge News, many of the pavement failures she documented were filled and paved, including the one on Claremont Avenue that measured a whopping 3 feet by 4 feet by 3 inches deep.

Coincidence? Possibly.

City Releases Soundwall Study Petitions

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Following the process presented at the September and January RCPC Town Hall meetings and in articles in the December 2012 and January 2013 issues of The Rockridge News, the city of Oakland has released petitions that eligible property owners can use to indicate their support of further study of two potential soundwalls along eastbound and westbound SR-24 in Rockridge (see below for map).

Rockridge Potholes: An Informal Survey

Saturday, March 2, 2013

By the time her car had dropped bone jarringly into yet another pothole on a Rockridge street, Susan Shawl began to wonder just how bad the potholes were around her neighborhood. She had driven only a few blocks and was already concerned about the car’s suspension.

After returning home for paper, pencil and tape measure, she cruised nearby streets to record potholes and deteriorated paving. Her plan was to submit the list to the Public Works department for repairs.

In less than half-an-hour, she developed the following list of 28 potholes:

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.

Wow! Free Holiday Parking in Oakland!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The city of Oakland has announced it is offering free holiday parking as part of its shop local campaign.

Shoppers may park for free in metered spaces and city-owned garages on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. But note: Posted time limits – typically two or four hours or 30 minutes, for example – will be enforced. Watch for laminated flyers on parking kiosks and stickers on meters for details.

City Discusses Study Process, Soundwall Technology With Residents

Saturday, October 6, 2012

More than 80 Rockridge residents crowded into the Rockridge Library meeting room on September 27 to hear about soundwalls and the process that might lead to their construction in the Rockridge area.

Organized by the city of Oakland, the meeting presented a wealth of technical information on sound wall functionality, the sound wall study process, landscaping considerations and the preliminary technical report evaluating noise levels in Rockridge.

Soundwalls in Rockridge? City Hosts Public Meeting on Caldecott Settlement Studies Sept. 27

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The next chapter in the process of determining the future of soundwalls at three State Route (SR) 24 locations in Rockridge and Temescal will unfold starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 27, at the Rockridge Branch Library.

Soundwalls: Process, Benefits and Drawbacks to be Topics of a September Community Meeting

Friday, July 6, 2012

During 2010 and 2011, the city of Oakland developed a ranked list of projects funded with the $8 million Caltrans paid Oakland in a settlement reached over the adequacy of environmental reports which studied effects on the neighborhood of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore construction.

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

Saturday, June 2, 2012

During 2010 and 2011, the city of Oakland developed, through public meetings, a ranked list of projects to fund with the $8 million Caltrans paid Oakland in a settlement reached over the adequacy of environmental reports which studied effects on the neighborhood of the Caldecott Tunnel's fourth bore construction.

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