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The ACTC CIP plans, programs and allocates public funding for transportation improvements. The goals of this regional plan are to strategically fund a wide range of transportation improvements and services that facilitate safe, efficient and accessible travel for all types of transportation in all areas of Alameda County.
A portion of these funds are funneled directly to individual agencies in the County, while the remaining funds are administered via grants on a project-by-project application basis. The City of Oakland has had success in receiving these grant awards, allowing for development of the numerous transportation projects currently underway. These projects were selected by Alameda County based on their potential to maximize capital investments toward critical transportation infrastructure and program operation needs that are essential for improving and maintaining the County’s transportation system.
Explore the following project descriptions and links to learn more about individual projects funded by grants from the Alameda County CIP:
14th Avenue Streetscape
The 14th Avenue Streetscape project, located from E. 8th/E. 12th Street to 27th Street, will provide safe access and mobility for all modes, including vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users. Improvements will include signal pole upgrades, roadway reconfiguration and repaving, as well as updates to improve the pedestrian environment, including crosswalks, pedestrian lighting, and landscaping.
The 1-mile span from E.8th/E.12th Street to 27th Street is a major east-west corridor that connects
International Boulevard and Highland Hospital. Redesigning the street will increase the corridor’s transportation capacity and efficiency, allowing all types of travelers to reach Oakland jobs and commercial centers in the Dimond District, Downtown, and at Highland Hospital. This project also includes bus stop improvements along the corridor to improve rider experience.
27th Street Complete Streets
This project will implement a high-quality, all-ages-and-abilities bikeway in the Broadway-Valdez District, from Bay Place at Grand Avenue to 27th Street at Telegraph Avenue. This will include two protected intersections, facilitating safe and comfortable left turns for bicyclists, reduced pedestrian crossing distances at intersections and green infrastructure treatments.
The City of Oakland will implement the 0.6-mile project by leveraging private development in the corridor, spurred by the Broadway-Valdez District Specific Plan. Private development projects, including a keystone 18-story mixed-use building at 24th & Harrison, will implement segments of the protected bikeway as required by conditions of approval. A pedestrian plaza will also be developed at the 27th & Harrison intersection by simplifying it into a 4-way intersection, reducing delay and safety conflicts for all modes.
42nd Ave & High St I-880 Access Improvement Project
The 42nd Avenue & High Street project will improve, widen, re-orient, and extend existing local roads to improve street connectivity and freeway access, as well as improve pedestrian & ADA accessibility and open parcels west of I-880 to economic development.
This project includes construction of traffic signals at six intersections, traffic striping, pavement markings, signage, storm drainage, and lighting.
Broadway Shuttle Operations
The free Broadway Shuttle ("B Shuttle") strengthens connections between major transit hubs and Oakland’s downtown and waterfront destinations. By connecting Amtrak, Capitol Corridor, BART and the San Francisco Bay Ferry to office buildings, shops, social services and after-school programs, the B Shuttle eliminates over 800 tons of CO2 auto emissions and 2,939,051 Vehicle Miles Traveled annually, according to City of Oakland passenger surveys and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
The Broadway Shuttle was launched in 2010, and while several AC Transit lines pass through downtown Oakland, no other single line acts as a high-frequency downtown circulator connecting all the transit stations to final destinations. With 18 million square feet of office and a growing workforce of more than 60,000, more people every day commute from San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the East Bay into Oakland's Central Business District. Each weekday between 7am-10pm, 2,740 passengers ride the B Shuttle. Annual ridership exceeds 600,000. By connecting heavily-used transit modes to downtown Oakland's office buildings, businesses, social services and after-school programs, the B Shuttle provides the type of frequent and convenient "last-mile" service that persuades automobile commuters to shift to transit. The B Shuttle is fully integrated into the downtown and regional transit networks, as City staff continue to work directly with local transit agencies to strengthen the transit efficiency of the B Shuttle service area.
The free Broadway Shuttle (“B Shuttle”) strengthens connections between major transit hubs and Oakland’s downtown and waterfront destinations
Oakland Citywide Bike Parking Program
The CityRacks Bicycle Parking Program will:
(1) install approximately 200 publicly-accessible bicycle parking spaces every fiscal year; and
(2) maintain or replace bike racks that have been damaged due to age and/or vandalism, or where installations need to be modified to add more bike parking spaces.
The Program may also purchase and install electronic bicycle lockers ("eLockers") in response to requests and demand, if suitable sites are identified. City Staff will be able to provide bicycle parking technical assistance to private property owners, businesses, and developers for installations included in other projects.
Coliseum Transit Hub
The Coliseum Transit Hub project will improve the connection between the Coliseum BART and Coliseum Complex, as the existing BART pedestrian bridge needs replacement. The Hub will include a plaza and pedestrian bridge, greatly enhancing the required connections for BART and other existing transit providers. It will be a multi-modal Transit Oriented Development, incorporating BART, Oakland International Airport, OAC, AC Transit, and Amtrak/Capital Corridor.
Key to realizing the potential of the Coliseum is the approximately nine acres of land located between the BART Station and the Coliseum. The site, half of which is owned by the City, will also support new development at the Coliseum.
Construction improvements include:
- An at grade 24,000 ft2 pedestrian plaza lined with entertainment retail leading to a bridge crossing over the RR track to the Coliseum
- A bicycle and pedestrian bridge at an elevation of 30+ feet and approximately 60 feet wide by 250 feet long, helping connect BART to the Bay Trail
- Vertical circulation, at both ends of the bridge, with a walkway that is 30 feet wide by 600 feet long and will include 4 elevators and 4 escalators
- Amtrak/Capitol Corridor access and platform improvements fully integrated into the newly reconfigured transit hub
- A new rear street connecting 71st and 73rd Ave which will provide necessary internal circulation for vehicles and buses
East 12th Street Bikeway: Fruitvale-Melrose Gap Closure
The East 12th Street Bikeway will fill the gap of a continuous bike route on the International Boulevard corridor from downtown Oakland, through East Oakland, to the Elmhurst neighborhood - a distance of six miles. This gap is the direct connection to Fruitvale BART from neighborhoods to the east of the station. Completing this project is a priority of the City’s Master Bicycle Plan.
The bikeway will help build momentum for the East Bay Greenway by providing a near-term, on-street bike route between 35th Ave and 54th Ave. Additional improvements include the installation of over 40 ADA-compliant curb ramps along E 12th St. and pavement rehabilitation and preservation along E 12th St and 54th Ave to eliminate and prevent hazardous conditions for bicyclists.
The project is composed of the following segments:
- E 12th St (40th Ave to 44th Ave) - two-way protected bicycle lane (0.25 miles)
- E 12th St (44th Ave to 54th Ave) - bicycle boulevard/neighborhood greenway (0.55 miles)
- 54th Ave (E 12th St to International Blvd) - bicycle boulevard/neighborhood greenway (0.20 miles)
- E 12th St (35th Ave to 40th Ave) - buffered bicycle lanes (0.30 miles)
- 35th Ave (E 12th St to Fruitvale BART Station entrance) - buffered bicycle lanes (0.10 miles)
East Oakland Community Streets Plan
The East Oakland Community Streets Plan will focus on working with the East Oakland community to plan priority projects that will enhance transit, pedestrian, and bicycle friendly facilities in East Oakland. With the opening of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on the International Boulevard Corridor scheduled for 2018, the objective of this study is to identify priorities and create concept designs for a suite of improvements that can provide safe mobility throughout the neighborhood.
The planning study proposes a yearlong effort of community outreach to look at areas within a half mile walk-shed of the East Bay BRT from Seminary Blvd south/east to the City border. The study will revisit the priorities of the East Oakland Community-based Transportation Plan (2007), as well as Oakland's Bicycle Master Plan (2012 Update), and Pedestrian Master Plans (2016 Draft), with the aim of identifying high priority locations and corridors for systematic upgrades.
Draft study objectives are to examine physical planning issues such as:
- standard pedestrian enhancements along major corridors connected to International Blvd BRT stations
- confirmation of priority bicycle treatments, including design of family friendly community bikeways
- specific redesign of streets to reduce traffic speeds and over-capacity, particularly streets like 73rd which enable near highway like travel speeds over safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
- integration of AC transit planning to enhance cross town service connecting to BRT
- Safe Routes to Schools walk audits and improvement strategies
Lakeside Family Streets
The Lakeside Family Streets Project will implement two separate travel lane reductions (one from 9:5) and transform an auto-oriented expanse of pavement alongside Lake Merritt into a bicycling paradise for all ages and abilities. The project includes a network of protected bikeways and protected intersections in downtown Oakland, reduced pedestrian crossing distances, and in-lane bus boarding islands with separated bikeway treatments.
Planned improvements include:
- a raised median buffered two-way cycle track on the eastern side of Harrison between Lakeside/Grand, adjacent to Lake Merritt
- a buffered bikeway on the western side of Harrison, south of Grand.
- Parking protected bikeways north of Grand, delineated by concrete curb medians from Harrison/Grand to Harrison/27th
- a protected intersection treatment at Grand/Harrison and Grand/Bay Place, enabling separated left turns for bicyclists
- facilitated left turns for bicyclists at Harrison/21st
Lakeside Family Streets augments another transportation project underway: Lakeside Green Streets. It also provides a missing link along Lake Merritt to bikeway improvements on 20th Street which will create a pivotal bike connection to the 19th St BART Station. Implementing this set of protected bikeways and intersections, will create an all ages and abilities connection to downtown from the Upper Grand, Lakeshore, and Adams Point neighborhoods.
LAMMPS: Laurel Access to Mills Maxwell Park and Seminary
Laurel Access to Mills, Maxwell Park and Seminary (LAMMPS) Streetscape Project will improve safety and access for pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic along MacArthur Boulevard from High Street to Richards Road (0.6 miles). The improvements will include the replacement of existing pavement, sidewalks, curb ramps, medians, islands, traffic signals, streetlights and crosswalks, traffic lanes reconfiguration, new bike lanes and multi-use trail, and two new traffic signals.
MacArthur Smart City Corridor
This project will extend the existing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) network with fiber cable to 62 traffic signals along 13 miles of MacArthur Boulevard and adjacent roadways. Improvements will enhance mobility for all modes, including queue jump lanes and transit signal priority for bus; pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle detection for enhanced signal performance; curb ramp and sidewalk for pedestrian accessibility; and, communications for remote traffic operations, monitoring and signal maintenance.
This project also includes central hub network upgrades at the City Transportation Management Center and other communication hubs, and development of a TSP performance monitoring interface for Oakland’s traffic signal system.
- Phase 1 consists of 10.5 miles of fiber interconnect and 44 signalized intersections along Lakeshore Blvd, E. 18th St, Park Blvd, MacArthur Blvd, Foothill Blvd, and 98th Ave.;
- Phase 2 consists of 2.5 miles of interconnect and 18 signalized intersections along 40th St (from Market St to Broadway) and W. MacArthur Blvd (Market St to Santa Clara St).
Oakland LSR Resurfacing
The Oakland LSR Resurfacing program includes City-wide paving improvements: rehabilitation of pavement infrastructure, bicycle transportation, gutters and drainage, concrete sidewalks, pedestrian safety including bulb outs, and installation of ADA compliant curb ramps within the City of Oakland.
Streets were selected from those in Oakland's five-year paving program. All work includes upgrades to pedestrian access including installation of ADA- compliant curb ramps. The project will design and install (or reinstall) the bike way facilities recommended by the City's Bicycle Master Plan (BMP). Funds will be used to engineer the pavement and curb ramp rehabilitation and to design and install bike way striping and signage.
Planned segments include:
- Oakport St., 1300 Ft E/O Edgewater – Freeway Entrance, 3.26 lane-miles
- Havenscourt Blvd, Bancroft Ave - International Ave, 1.72 lane-miles
- Plymouth St, 78th Ave – 104th Ave, 3.14 lane-miles
- W Grand Ave, Mandela Pkwy – Market St, 3.58 lane-miles
- Bancroft Ave (NB), 67th Ave – 98th Ave, 3.7 lane-miles
- Monterey Blvd, Bennet Pl – Maiden Ln, 1.58 lane-miles
- Bancroft Ave (NB & SB), Durant – 98th Ave, 0.74 lane-miles
- Oakland Ave, Orange St – Macarthur Blvd, 0.83 lane-miles
- MacArthur Blvd. Hillgirt Cl, 1.96 lane-miles
- Bancroft Ave (SB), 67th Ave – 83rd Ave, 1.91 lane-miles
Oakland Mobility Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
OakMob TDM Project will use a personalized marketing approach to engage residents in the forthcoming AC Transit BRT corridor to increase walking, bicycling, and car sharing while reducing the number of single-occupancy car trips. All households and businesses in the target area will be contacted with personalized information, support, and incentives to reach out to residents receptive to changing their travel behaviors.
The 2-year program will serve as a pilot and look for opportunities to fully expand into a City-wide permanent program. The program is intended to reach all participants within the project area and deliver OakMob transportation kits to 50% of residents and business owners within the program area.
The proposed scope of work includes:
- Project Initiation: Consult supportive local and government organizations in the project area
- TDM – Personalized Marketing Strategy: Compile directory of households and businesses in area, Develop a marketing brand for OakMob, Engage with participants and deliver OakMob kits, Evaluate program success with identifiable metrics, Develop a plan for scaling to a City-wide permanent program.
- Community Engagement: Coordinate at least 4 Community Walks or Bike Rides per year, Table at up to 10 local events per year or at BART/major transit stations.
- Communications: Update website on ongoing basis, Send electronic and paper newsletter
- Administration: Administrative record of project, Meeting notes and action items for bi-weekly team meetings, Quarterly Reports.
Oakland Army Base Truck Parking
The Truck Parking component of the OAB Roadway Infrastructure Project will provide 16.7 acres of Ancillary Maritime Support mandated under BCDC's Sea Port Plan to help keep trucks serving Port goods movement operations from parking on local streets in surrounding neighborhoods and support ongoing operations of the Port and new Trade and Logistics facilities. Operation of this new facility also provides needed trucking related services, maintenance operations and foster CARB compliance.
The project is part of City and Port effort to implement the Outer Harbor Intermodal Terminal Master Plan and is also a mitigation to help keep trucks involved in Goods Movement operations from parking on local streets in surrounding neighborhoods. In addition to container storage and parking, truck related services will be provided to helping to educate truck operators involved in goods movement operations about current up to date California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliance and incentives. Truck drivers who suffer from a lack of adequate facilities within other locations at the Port of Oakland and other logistics and warehousing tenants will also benefit from having local access to improved trucking related facilities and services. Currently, the proposed services are either not located at the former OAB or Port of Oakland sites or are spread out in disparate locations requiring the use of the truckers’ tractor cabs to travel to and from these services, adding to congestion. A menu of truck services and operations to be provided include: Parking and container storage, Scales, Insurance services, DMV services, Physical exams, Drug testing, CARB compliance awareness and education, Mini-mart for food and sundries, Fueling Stations, Maintenance, Repair, Washing and Trans Load services. The facility will also be served by Rail.
The project area is located in the CTP North Planning Area, immediately adjacent to the Port of Oakland and West Oakland Priority Development Area.