This Neighborhood Bike Route extends the East Oakland Neighborhood bike network on Flora St from Havenscourt Blvd to 69th Ave, using Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) funds. The Flora Neighborhood Bike Route connect recently repaved bike connections on Havenscourt Blvd and 69th Ave, as well as the expanding East Bay Greenway, all supported with AHSC funds.
What is a Neighborhood Bike Route?
- Calm local streets where bicyclists have priority, but share roadway space with automobiles.
- Includes shared roadway bicycle markings on pavement and may include additional traffic calming measures, like speed humps or traffic diverters, to keep streets comfortable for bicyclists
- Comfortable for bicyclists with wider range of comfort levels
- Oakland refers to this as Class 3B Bikeway
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) is administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF).
AHSC assists key project areas by providing grants and loans to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and benefit priority communities by increasing access to affordable housing, employment centers, and other key destinations via low-carbon transportation. The idea is that these strategic connections will result in fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) through shortened or reduced trip length, or allowing residents to shift their mode from a car (Single Occupancy Vehicle) to be able to use transit, bike, or walk.
The project funding is connected to the affordable housing developments Coliseum Connections, an innovative housing and transportation project with 110 mixed-income units adjacent to the Coliseum BART station. Coliseum Connections will provide 55 units of restricted affordable housing (50-60% of Area Median Income (AMI)), and have 55 units available for ‘workforce’ housing (80-120% AMI).