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Status of City Council's Traffic Safety Earmark & Discretionary Projects:

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Traffic Safety Earmarks & Discretionary Projects

In July 2021, the Oakland City Council amended the 2021-23 Biennial Budget utilizing a one-time Measure BB Transportation Sales Tax fund balance to implement specific, identified traffic safety projects. The status of each of these projects can be found on the following table.

Separately, the Oakland City Council allocated an additional $800,000 for discretionary minor, high priority traffic safety projects on two separate occasions (April 2021 for FY 21-23; and June 2023 for FY 23-25). Each of these $800,000 allocations are split equally among the eight Council offices (seven geographic districts and one citywide at-large office), providing $100,000 per Council Office to identify specific expenditure priorities. This page summarizes the status of each project identified by each Council Office using these funds.

FY 21-23 Discretionary Project Status by Council District

As of April 2024, the following projects are identified and being advanced:

At-Large Member, Vice Mayor Kaplan - Identified East 18th Street from 5th to 14th avenues to install stop signs on East 18th Street resulting in all-way stop-controlled (AWSC) intersections. OakDOT retained an engineering consultant in late 2022 to conduct a study on AWSC installations and alternative crosswalk safety enhancements. We are in the process of scheduling the implementation of crosswalk daylighting, which was recommended from the study in lieu of additional stop signs. We anticipate installation to be complete by December 2025.

District 1, Councilmember Dan Kalb – 1) Identified hardened centerlines at the intersections of Shattuck Avenue/55th Street and Shattuck Avenue/56th Street as a Rapid Response project. The second phase of this project added two-phase, left-turn bike boxes and signal timing and detection adjustments at Shattuck Avenue/55th Street. Both phases have been completed as of May 2023. 2) Identified side-street stop sign installations at the intersections of 53rd/Gaskill streets and Fairmount/Bayo Vista avenues. (53rd/Gaskill was enhanced to All Way Stop Control because both intersecting streets are designated as Neighborhood Bike Routes) . The stop signs were installed in November 2022. 3) Identified additional investigation of all-way-stop sign installation at the intersection of Adeline/61st Streets. The study is to be completed by December 2025. 4) Identified Market Street & 45th Street for installation of pilot sideshow prevention treatments, which is pending design and anticipated to be installed by June 2025.

District 2, Council President Nikki Bas – Identified raised pedestrian median on Lakeshore Avenue at the Prince Street/Santa Ray Avenue crosswalk. Design is underway with an estimated time of completion set for June 2025.

District 3, Councilmember Carroll Fife – Identified Frontage Road flex post installations in the median. Installation was completed in April 2023.

District 4, Councilmember Janani Ramachandran (this location was identified by Mayor Sheng Thao when she was the District 4 Councilmember) - Identified improvements related to the crosswalk on 35th Avenue at Kansas Street. Improvements will focus on the investigation of a lane reduction pending design and further outreach. If approved, installation is anticipated to be complete by June 2025.

District 5, Councilmember Noel Gallo – Identified locations on Park Boulevard to reduce the number of traffic lanes approaching marked crosswalks at 1) El Centro, 2) Everett, and 3) Beaumont Avenues. Installation for the first two locations was completed in September 2022. The remaining location, Beaumont Avenue, will be completed in Spring 2024.

District 6, Councilmember Kevin Jenkins (These locations were identified by former Councilmember Loren Taylor) – Identified Ney Avenue quick-build traffic calming. Installation of speed bumps and an intersection diverter at Ney/75th Avenue was completed in December 2021. Identified paint-post pedestrian refuge islands on Bancroft Avenue at 61st and 62nd avenues as a Rapid Response project. Installation was completed in December 2022.

District 7, Councilmember Treva Reid – Identified Crest Avenue measures to address night-time crowd gatherings and associated violence. The installation of the water barriers was completed in August 2022.

FY 23-25 Discretionary Project Status by Council District

As of April 2024, the following projects are identified and being advanced:

At-Large Member, Vice Mayor Kaplan – TBD

District 1, Councilmember Dan Kalb – Identified the Hillegass Avenue & Colby Street traffic calming pilot, which is anticipated to be complete by June 2025.

District 2, Council President Nikki Bas – TBD

District 3, Councilmember Carroll Fife – Identified a temporary lane reduction at the intersection of Bay Place and Montecito Avenue in advance of more permanent improvements to be installed with the 27th Street, Bay Place, and Lakeside Family Streets project. Installation of the temporary lane reduction is anticipated to be complete by December 2024. More information on that project can be found here: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/lakeside-family-streets.

District 4, Councilmember Janani Ramachandran – Identified installing crosswalk flashers (rectangular rapid flashing beacons) in the Laurel District, pending further investigation. Anticipated timeline is to be determined.

District 5, Councilmember Noel Gallo – TBD

District 6, Councilmember Kevin Jenkins – 1) Identified MacArthur Boulevard & Ritchie Street for pilot sideshow prevention treatments. Installation is anticipated to be complete in June 2025. 2) Identified a Maxwell Park neighborhood traffic study. The City is currently in the contractor solicitation phase. The study is anticipated to be complete by June 2025.

District 7, Councilmember Treva Reid – TBD

Relevant Webpages:

Sideshow Prevention Efforts: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/sideshow-prevention-efforts

Traffic Safety Requests: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/traffic-safety-requests

Speed Bump Program: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/apply-for-a-speed-bump

Capital Improvement Program (Major Projects): https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/capital-improvement-program

Paving Program: https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/paving