Grand Avenue from Broadway to MacArthur is set to be repaved by the City of Oakland's Measure KK-funded paving program. This segment of Grand is a vital transit connection for thousands of bus riders every day, a key link in the City's Bikeway Network, and a thriving commercial corridor that acts as Oakland's gateway to Lake Merritt.
Grand Avenue in this neighborhood also acts as a bypass or cut-through route for drivers avoiding traffic on I580, and is on the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian High Injury Network - the 6% of City streets that account for over 60% of severe and fatal collisions. How can OakDOT leverage this paving project to improve safety and access for people walking, biking, and taking the bus?
This planning and design process will be informed by the outcomes of the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan, which for the last two years has worked with the community in West Oakland, Downtown, and Adams Point to develop a long-term vision for the corridor. While this repaving project will likely not be able to fully implement the long-term vision of the Grand Avenue Mobility Plan, this coordination opportunity provides an important and timely opportunity to implement roadway safety improvements on Grand Avenue. These improvements could include:
- Pedestrian Crossing Improvements (pedestrian refuge islands, new crosswalks, etc)
- Transit Improvements to improve reliability of the bus, (building off the recommendations of AC Transit's Grand Ave Rapid Corridors Project)
- Protected Bike Lane Treatments to separate people biking from motor vehicle traffic
- Traffic Calming to slow vehicle traffic
- Curb Management to address loading and operational needs
- Roadway Re-striping to reconfigure travel and/or turning lanes
OakDOT staff will be conducting in-person outreach to local businesses and stakeholder in late 2021, with more events and pop-ups planned for early 2022. Please enter your email into the form above and stay connected with this project!