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90th Ave Repaving & Redesign

The City of Oakland is repaving 0.8 miles of 90th Avenue between International Boulevard and MacArthur Boulevard in Spring 2019.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020 Event


The 90th Ave redesign is a traffic safety improvement project, intended to reduce the number of speeding cars on the street and make it more safe to walk and bike in the neighborhood. This project is part of the city’s 2014 5-year Paving Plan and the East Oakland Planning for Paving initiative.

Curb ramps and crosswalks have been upgraded to meet accessibility standards. The bollards in the medians and at crosswalks create safe refuges for pedestrians crossing the street, allowing them to more easily see and be seen by cars.

This project is not affiliated with the BRT construction on International, and the redesign will not disrupt AC Transit service (Line 90) on the corridor.

This project was designed in close collaboration with the Scraper Bikes Team members, who have advocated for a safe place to bike in East Oakland. The new center turn lane on 90th Ave will be filled in the coming months with a Scraper Bike mural design and function as a multi-use lane.

Improvements on 90th Ave include:

  • Travel Lane Reduction
  • Painted protected median
  • Flexible bollards
  • Upgraded curb ramps
  • Upgraded high-visibility crosswalks
  • Painted Pedestrian Safety Zones
  • Far-side bus stops for increased transit efficiency

To reach this design concept, OakDOT worked closely with the Original Scraper Bike Team and the local community to collect surveys, conduct workshops, and talk to neighbors and other community organizations. City staff and members of the Scraper Bikes Team and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland canvassed the corridor passing out flyers door-to-door and talking with residents. 90th Ave was also discussed at a series of East Oakland Planning for Paving outreach events including four mobile workshops at libraries and community centers, three design workshops hosted in June, and presentations at local NCPC meetings. Additionally, city staff engaged residents on this project at events such as National Night Out and Art and Soul, as well as through online platform Streetwyze.

Upcoming Events

Join OakDOT, The Scraper Bike Team, and SPIN for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020 event on January 18, 2020.

For more information, contact:
Brytanee Brown, project manager | 510-238-6965