Pedestrian Plan Implementation
Since the Pedestrian Plan was adopted by City Council in 2017, there have been significant pedestrian safety improvements across the city.
The Pedestrian Plan identified the "High Injury Network," a set of 34 high-injury corridors and 37 high-injury intersections which make up just 2% of Oakland's streets but where 36% of pedestrian collisions happen. This network of high-injury corridors and intersections was identified by analyzing seven years pedestrian crashes (2008-2014) as well as the physical characteristics of the roadway and prioritized based on equity, safety, and walkability.
You can find a map tracking the improvements being made to those intersections and corridors here.
Other pedestrian related progress includes the implementation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) across the city. You can find a map of them here.
Pedestrian Plan Creation
In 2017, the City of Oakland completed an update of the Pedestrian Plan that reflects Oakland’s changing conditions, needs and priorities. An update to the plan adopted in 2002, the 2017 Pedestrian Plan:
- Incorporated up-to-date information on existing conditions
- Refined the City’s pedestrian vision and goals; and
- Outlined a five-year work plan of specific, high-priority and cost-effective improvements, programs and policies
The Plan is coordinated with three other important pedestrian-related planning efforts currently underway:
- Development of design guidelines for creating “complete streets”- streets that are safe, attractive and convenient for all users
- Downtown Specific Plan; and
- ADA Transition Plan.
About the Community Process
The planning process for the Pedestrian Plan Update was guided by a Pedestrian Advisory Group (PAG), formerly the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The PAG wass made up of representatives from the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission, disabled and senior communities, and schools and community groups that are working to make Oakland a better place to walk. The PAG meets at key stages during the process to review draft work and advise on upcoming activities.
In addition, there was a brief survey to understand the needs and concerns of pedestrians in Oakland, identify the main barriers to walking and hear ideas for improving walking conditions. After receiving nearly 600 responses the survey is now closed. Thank you to all who participated.
Below are links to resources and other planning efforts related to the Pedestrian Plan update:
2002 Pedestrian Master Plan
Adopted by the City Council in 2002, the vision of the Pedestrian Master Plan is to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment; where public spaces, including streets and off-street paths, will offer a level of convenience, safety and attractiveness to the pedestrian that will encourage and reward the choice to walk.
For more information: Existing 2002 Pedestrian Plan Documents in .pdf format:
- 2002 Pedestrian Master Plan (entire document, 7.1mb)
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Executive Summary (492k)
- Chapter 2: Existing Conditions (1.8mb)
- Chapter 3: Pedestrian Route Network (744k)
- Chapter 4: Policy Recommendations (444k)
- Chapter 5: Design Elements (768k)
- Chapter 6: Implementation Plan (1.2mb)
- Appendices and Bibliography (1.9mb)