Oakland residents and visitors use 27th Street, Bay Place, Harrison Street, and Grand Avenue to travel to Lake Merritt, grocery stores, places of worship, and more. Residents here commute by biking, walking, and public transit more often than other Oaklanders. 15% of residents in the area walk or bike to work, and 34% take transit.
Grand Avenue and 27th Street are part of the City’s High Injury Network (the 6% of Oakland’s streets where 63% of severe and fatal collisions occur). There have been 87 collisions within the project area since 2012, including one pedestrian death. People walking and biking make up the majority of all people harmed by crashes within the project area (20.7% and 40% respectively).
This project was developed from community feedback and recommendations made in the 2014 Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan and the 2019 “Let’s Bike Oakland!” Bike Plan.
The project includes:
- Protected bike lanes on 27th Street
- Two-way cycle track on Grand Avenue from Bay Place to Harrison Street
- Simplified driving lanes and shorter crossing distances at the intersections of Grand Ave and Bay Place, Grand Ave and Harrison Street, and 27th Street and Harrison Street
- Planted medians along 27th Street and Bay Place