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Transition Plans

ADA Capital Improvement Programs

The ADA Programs Division coordinates the development and implementation of the City’s ADA Title II transition plans for physical access in its buildings, facilities, and right of way. While all City projects are required to address disability access compliance, the Division separately manages major and minor capital improvement projects to improve accessibility. Major ADA Transition Plan improvement projects have been completed at locations such as: Oakland Museum of California; Oakland Public Library Main Branch; Temescal and Dimond (Lions) Pools; Dimond Park and Sheffield Village Recreation Centers; and Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center where a new inclusive recreation annex was constructed. Below are descriptions of the plans, policies and programs that represent the City's current ADA Transition Plan implementation efforts.

Pursuant to Council authorization in 2015, the Division is leading the update to the City's Transition Plan policies and programs. Please check back here for more information or contact adaprograms@oaklandnet.com.

Buildings & Facilities Transition Plan

The City of Oakland published its Buildings & Facilities Transition Plan in 1996.
Please contact our office to request a copy of the Buildings and Facilities Transition Plan.

ADA Programs Division
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-5219 (711 for relay services)
Fax: (510) 238-3304
Email: adaprograms@oaklandnet.com

Curb Ramp Transition Plan (2017 Update Coming Soon)

The City of Oakland City Council passed a resolution adopting the City of Oakland Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Transition Plan on May 5, 2009: City Council Resolution Number 81954. The ADA Programs Division is completing a comprehensive update of curb ramp location inventory and conditions for an updated plan to be released in 2017.

Oakland ADA Curb Ramp Transition Plan

Curb Ramps are built upon request for persons with disabilities and according to the priorities set forth in the Curb Ramp Transition Plan. Oakland Public Works Department's Right of Way Management Division currently administers the Curb Ramp Program and regularly reports on its progress to the Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities.

These reports are available below:

September 2015
November 2014
June 2014

October 2013

March 2013
September 2012
April 2012
December 2011
March 2011
January 2011
May 2010
January 2010
September 2009
April 2009

Please contact our office with any questions that you may have or to request an alternative format version of the plan.

ADA Programs Division
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (510) 238-5219 (711 for relay services)
fax: (510) 238-3304
email: adaprograms@oaklandnet.com

Sidewalk and Curb Management Programs

The City of Oakland completed a comprehensive survey of over 1,500 linear miles of sidewalk in 2006. The Oakland City Council adopted a Five Year Prioritization Plan for the City’s Sidewalk Repair Program in October 2008. The City established an On-Call ADA Sidewalk Repair Program in December 2008. The City Administrator approved the City’s original On-Street Disabled Parking Zone Program in June 2009 which was replaced in 2017 with the City's new Accessible On-Street Parking Policy.

Please contact our office with any questions that you may have regarding the City's coordination among these various right of way policies and programs to improve mobility for persons with disabilities.

ADA Programs Division
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (510) 238-5219 (711 for relay services)
fax: (510) 238-3304
email: adaprograms@oaklandnet.com