This is the final phase of the Oakland Intermodal Terminal Coliseum BART Project, implementing the last pieces of pedestrian improvements. The project was split into smaller projects, and has cycled through multiple project names - but is now close to completion! The project uses from funds from the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) funds.
Project Limits & Scope:
71st Ave – Snell St to Hawley St
- Pedestrian scale lighting
- Widen sidewalk (south side of the street)
- Plant trees
- Update curb ramps
Hawley St – 71st Ave to 72nd Ave
- Pedestrian Scale lighting
- Repair sidewalk, curb & gutter (west)
- Update curb ramps
The project will connect with other safety and East Oakland Neighborhood Bike Route projects, including the upcoming extension of the East Bay Greenway, and the Neighborhood Bike Route on 69th Ave. This safety improvement will also create a more direct connection to the Coliseum BART station and affordable housing in the neighborhood, as well as connect to the new AC Tempo (East Bay Bus Rapid Transit) on E 14th/International Blvd, with a new BRT station located nearby between 71st Ave and 72nd Ave.
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 an AHSC-funded project, Lion's Creek Crossing:
- Lion Creek Crossings is an exemplary model of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) Healthy Neighborhoods approach. From the beginning, EBALDC has worked with partners to ensure that the community that lived at and around Coliseum Gardens was part of the planning process, including planning for the 5.7 acre park with a restored creek, available services on-site, and structure of the complex (such as the various playgrounds throughout the complex, with a central open space at the park).