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Lakeside Dr/Lake Merritt Blvd Complete Streets Paving Project

Extending the Lakeside Drive two-way protected cycletrack around the Lake to from Madison Street to the 1st Avenue/International Blvd intersection.



The Lakeside Drive/Lake Merritt Boulevard Complete Streets Paving Project will coordinate with a planned repaving project to extend the popular two-way cycletrack around Lake Merritt from Madison Street/Lakeside Drive to 1st Avenue/International Blvd.

Project Goals

  • Provide a safe, welcoming place to ride a bike around Lake Merritt from Madison Street to E 12th Street
  • Coordinate with AC Transit to provide bus-only lanes for the new Tempo BRT service, where feasible
  • Alleviate congestion on the Lake Merritt mixed-use pathway
  • Provide two-way bicycle connectivity on the lake side of Lake Merritt Boulevard and Lakeside Drive for recreational users, and provide one-way bike facility on south side of Lake Merritt Boulevard to connect to bike lanes on 1st Avenue and to planned bike facilities on 14th St
  • Leave the freshly-paved roadway better than we found it, with a new roadway plan that encourages recreation and safe travel by all modes

Project Schedule

  • Late 2020 - Late 2021 - Public Outreach including online survey, online meetings with Neighborhood Councils and local stakeholders, corridor walks with residents.
  • COMPLETE: Develop construction designs for Lake Merritt Boulevard, 1st Avenue, and Lakeside Drive
  • Summer 2022: Target grant funding sources for this major capital project.



Map of Project: Lakeside Dr/Lake Merritt Blvd Complete Streets Paving Project