Project Location


The E. 15th St and Foothill Blvd corridor is home to Franklin Elementary School and Recreation Center, one of the largest schools in OUSD, as well as a dense community of homes and churches. Additionally, AC Transit buses frequently run on this corridor. Portions of E. 15th are High Injury Corridors (the 2% of Oakland's streets with 36% of pedestrian injuries), meaning they are prioritized for safety improvements. Currently, some safety issues along these streets include:

  • Low-visibility, fading crosswalks
  • No safe place to bike
  • Two lanes of single-direction, high-speed traffic with poor visibility at intersections.
  • Crashes most likely due to speeding, stop sign, and signal violations.

Proposed Improvements

OakDOT aims to enhance this street to create a delightful, safe place for the community to enjoy. In order to meet this goal, several improvements have been proposed:

  • Reducing traffic lanes to one in each direction to better accommodate the low number of vehicles on the corridor at calmer, slower speeds
  • Adding high visibility crosswalks to increase yielding to people walking
  • Adding bicycle lanes in each direction to create a safe place for people to bike
  • Evaluating intersections for stop signs
  • Moving bus stops to safer and more convenient locations
  • Expanding school loading zones to accommodate families dropping off and picking up children

These improvements are planned to be installed in 2018/2019.

Project Materials

For more information on project materials, click here.

Community Input

Past Community Meetings:

Bella Vista NCPC 1/10/2018

Greater San Antonio NCPC 3/14/2018

Upcoming Community Meetings:

Franklin Elementary School Cafeteria 4/25/2018, 5:30pm

For more information, contact:

Nicole Ferrara, Project Manager nferrara@oaklandnet.com 510-238-4720

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915 Foothill Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606