Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE)

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: October 31st, 2023 2:11 PM

General Plan Update

The General Plan Update is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all Oaklanders to work together to create a visionary blueprint for our City's future over the next two decades. The update will occur in two phases, guided by a set of core principles rooted in equity.

Phase 1 includes updates to the Housing Element and Safety Element, and the development of a new Environmental Justice Element and Industrial Lands policy. Phase 2 includes updates to the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE), Open Space, Conservation, and Recreation (OSCAR) Element, Noise Element, and the development of a new Infrastructure and Facilities Element.

The LUTE was updated in September 2023, as part of Phase 1 of the General Plan Update.

Visit the General Plan Update page for more details.

This document combines land use and circulation (transportation) topics. It designates the kinds, location, and intensity of land uses, as well as appropriate zoning controls to achieve development policies. And it also provides guidance on circulation policies.

Title Page & Contents


  1. Planning Context
  2. Policy Framework (Updated 9/2023)
  3. Policies in Action (Updated 9/2023)
  4. Implementation Program

Appendices & Credits (Updated 9/2023)

Text Addendums

The 2019 Oakland Bike Plan - Let’s Bike Oakland and the 2017 Pedestrian Plan - Oakland Walks establish the General Plan circulation policies.