Bicycle and pedestrian improvements

One of the primary purposes of the Oakland Alameda Access Project is to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety, accessibility, and connectivity within the project study area. Existing gaps in the bikeway network and discontinuous sidewalks serve as barriers for bicyclists and pedestrians. These deficiencies limit access or require indirect travel in the project area.

Currently, many collisions occur between pedestrians and vehicles along city streets that serve as freeway access routes. There were nearly a hundred collisions in the project area in Oakland over a three-year period (2016-2018). A high number of collisions were observed at several intersections indicated on the map by red circles.

Oakland Collision Data and Safety Improvements

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The proposed project will include many safety features to improve pedestrian safety. Some of the safety features include:

  • Restricting cars from turning on red to avoid bicycle and vehicle collisions
  • Reducing pedestrian crossing distances with installation of bulb-outs
  • Removing two free right turns on 7th Street and constructing a pedestrian hybrid beacon at 7th and Alice Street

​Proposed Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements – Oakland

The proposed project provides enhanced connections between Alameda and Oakland, between downtown Oakland and the Jack London District, and across downtown Oakland for cyclists and pedestrians. In addition to the pedestrian safety features described above, this project will add approximately 1.52 miles of new bicycle facilities in the project area. ​

Proposed Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements – Oakland

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Proposed Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements – Alameda

The existing walkway within the Webster Tube will be widened, improved, and opened for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling from Oakland to Alameda. The existing Posey Tube walkway will connect bicyclists and pedestrians from Alameda to Oakland. New paths, crosswalks, and sidewalk extensions will be built in Alameda to improve connectivity to the Tubes.

Proposed Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements – Alameda

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