Together with the County, State, and Federal governments, the City of Oakland is one of many government agencies that work to pave your roads, clean your parks, and offer services to Oaklanders who need them the most. A City budget is the plan for how we will use our resources to provide services to the public.
At 7.5 miles in length, the Foothill Blvd/Bancroft Ave Bikeway connects Lake Merritt to San Leandro and to the residences, parks, schools, libraries, and other destinations that line the corridor.
In 2009, the US EPA awarded the City of Oakland a $200,000 “site-specific” brownfield assessment grant for use at an assemblage of eleven contiguous parcels located at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Seminary Avenue.
E. 15th St between 1st and 14th Avenues and Foothill Blvd between 8th and 14th Avenues
A protected bike lane and pedestrian safety project on Fruitvale Avenue between E12th St and Alameda Ave
The Fruitvale Avenue Project installs bike and pedestrian safety improvements to the Fruitvale Corridor between E 12th Street and E 22nd Street.
This project runs from Alameda Ave at the Miller Sweeney Bridge to Park Blvd at the Leimert Bridge, connecting the City of Alameda to the Fruitvale BART Station, and the Fruitvale and Dimond Districts. The section between Alameda Ave and E 7th St forms part of the spine of the on-street Bay Trail.
Bridge Development Partners has submitted a proposal to demolish the existing contaminated buildings, remediate the site, and construct a warehouse on the site previously owned by General Electric.
A comprehensive transportation plan to keep existing residents in place, while strategizing an inclusive, safer, and sustainable transportation network for the future. Check out the interactive engagement tool at the green link below!
Through an RFP process, the City entered an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Orton Development, Inc. for the adaptive reuse of this historic building on the southern shore of Lake Merritt.
Imagining a safer and more connected High Street with a planned repaving project
Funded by Measure HH
The Lake Merritt BART Bikeways Project installed high-quality bikeways serving Lake Merritt BART in early 2017.
Chinatown near Lake Merritt BART received swift and effective safety improvements in July 2019
This proposed project is a two-block transit-oriented development project at 51 9th Street (Block 1) and 107 8th Street (Block 2). The project proposes 557 residential units (including 233 affordable units), up to 500,000 sf of office space, up to 16,500 sf of ground floor retail and food service, ~2,000 sf for a commercial kitchen, 6,200 sf for day care, and a total of 408 parking spaces. The project includes a public paseo and BART plaza.
The Oakland Waterfront Trail is a part of the San Francisco Bay Trail, a planned 500-mile network of bicycle and hiking trails that will form a continuous ring around the Bay.
Extending the Lakeside Drive two-way protected cycletrack around the Lake to International Boulevard
The Lake Merritt Channel is a narrow waterway that connects Lake Merritt with the Estuary and San Francisco Bay.
One of Measure DD’s major goals is to improve the water quality in Lake Merritt, with an emphasis on reducing floatable trash and increasing dissolved oxygen levels.
<p>The work along Lakeshore Avenue and El Embarcadero included restoration of the historic Pergola in 2007, reconstruction of the historic E.18th Street Pier in 2008, and complete park renovation, seawall repair, path improvements and street calming in 2009.</p>
The intersection of 20th Street, Lakeside Drive, and Harrison Street adjacent to Snow Park is not currently friendly to pedestrians or park users. The Lake Merritt Master Plan calls for this intersection to be reconfigured to calm traffic, create safer pedestrian crossings, add bike lanes, and increase park space.