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Projects Under Development
View a list and map (last updated April 12, 2013) showing the status of all bikeway projects currently under development. This list and map is updated periodically to reflect implementation progress. Highlights of specific major projects follow:
- Various streets funded by a stimulus grant from the US Department of Energy
- Broadway Corridor Bikeway
- East 12th Street Bikeway
- MacArthur BART Bicycle Access Project
- MacArthur Blvd Bikeway, Lake Merritt to Seminary Avenue
- Telegraph Avenue Bikeway
Other projects under development include those listed below. Mailers (see .pdfs for each bikeway) are sent to residences in an approximately one-block area (400 ft) surrounding the bikeway streets. See mailers for the following projects (with respond-by dates):
- 10th Street (Oak St to 5th Ave) Bikeway Project (March 28, 2012)
- 48th St (Webster St to Shattuck Ave) Bikeway Project (March 28, 2012)
- Alcatraz Ave (College Ave to Dover St) Bikeway Project (March 28, 2012)
- Piedmont Ave (MacArthur Blvd-Pleasant Valley Ave) Bikeway Project (August 15, 2011)
- Harrison St/Oakland Ave Bikeway Project (April 11, 2011)
- Shattuck Ave Bikeway Project (April 4, 2011)
Various streets funded by a stimulus grant from the US Department of Energy
A $204,000 Federal stimulus grant from the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Formula Program, matched by several grant sources dedicated to bicycle transportation, is allowing the City to install bikeway markings and signage along the following streets, almost all of which are designated priority projects by Oakland's Bicycle Master Plan (click on project names for a mailer with details on each specific project):
- E 12th St (Fruitvale Ave to 40th Ave) | completed September 2011
- 38th Ave (E 12th St to MacArthur Blvd) | completed December 2011
- 2nd St (Brush St to Oak St) | striping completed January 2012; updated bike wayfinding signage along the on-street Bay Trail pending installation in 2012
- 53rd/54th Sts (San Pablo Ave to Adeline St) and 55th St/Vicente Wy/Cavour St (Telegraph Ave to Shafter Ave) | completed June 2012
- Washington St (2nd St to 10th St) | striping completed July 2012
- Colby St-Forest St-Forest St-Shafter Ave-48th St-Webster St-29th St (Woolsey St to Broadway) | completed June 2012; signage installed. (With separate funding, Colby St, Claremont Ave to Alcatraz Ave, was repaved in December 2012 and sharrows were installed.)
- Genoa/52nd Sts (Adeline St to West St) | completed December 2012; signage installed
- 32nd St/Hollis St (San Pablo Ave to Emeryville border) | completed January 2013; signage installed
- 4th Ave (10th St to 18th St) | striping completed June 2012
- 16th Ave/Ardley Ave and E 21st St (Embarcadero to MacArthur Blvd) | striping completed May 2013; signage installed
- MacArthur Blvd (Midvale Ave to High St) | completed June 2012
Updates will be posted as the project progresses. (Last updated May 10, 2013.)
Broadway Corridor Bikeway
Where: Along the Broadway/Webster/Franklin corridor, from downtown to Keith Avenue at Highway 24. There are currently bike lanes on Broadway from 25th St to West MacArthur Boulevard.
When: The bikeway was studied as part of the Environmental Impact Report for the Bicycle Master Plan. The sections currently under development are:
- Bike lanes on the Webster/Franklin Street one-way couplet, from 14th Street to 25th Street. Striping was completed in winter 2012, funded by a Transportation Fund for Clean Air grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Alameda County Transportation Commission. In spring 2012, wayfinding signage was installed along this and the connecting bikeway described below.
- A connecting bikeway on Broadway between Franklin Street and 25th Street. Funded by Federal Stimulus dollars as part of a multi-street resurfacing contract, the bikeway was installed in July 2012. At the same time, the street was repaved north to the I-580 overpass, and the existing bike lanes were restriped.
- Bike lanes on Broadway between 38th St and Broadway Terrace, as part of a Federally-funded multi-street resurfacing contract, and planned for construction in 2013. See outreach mailer sent to residences within 400 feet of the project area on January 26, 2012, with a respond-by date of February 22, 2012. The project design was approved by the Oakland City Council on May 15, 2012.
East 12th Street Bikeway
Where: East 12th Street, to 40th Avenue; will connect the Measure DD-funded projects around Lake Merritt to Fruitvale BART and beyond. The project will be developed in three phases:
- Fruitvale Avenue to 40th Avenue, funded by a Federal Stimulus grant through the Department of Energy and a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (completed in November 2011)
- 14th Avenue to Fruitvale Avenue, currently in design and pending construction in 2013, as part of a Federally-funded multi-street resurfacing contract. See outreach mailer sent to residences within 400 feet of the project area on January 26, 2012, with a respond-by date of February 22, 2012. The design was approved by the Oakland City Council on May 15, 2012.
- 2nd Avenue to 14th Avenue (on hold pending coordination with AC Transit's Bus Rapid Transit proposal)
Background: A feasibility study evaluated travel lane removal on East 12th Street (2nd Avenue to Fruitvale Avenue) and found that lanes may be removed and bike lanes installed along most of the corridor without significant impacts to motor vehicle flow.
MacArthur BART Bicycle Access Project
Goal: To improve east-west bicycle access between MacArthur BART, the Piedmont Ave neighborhood, Kaiser Hospital and Emeryville.
Where: 40th Street, 41st Street and W. MacArthur Boulevard. These east-west bikeways will connect to existing north-south bikeways on Adeline Street, Market Street, West Street, Webster Street and Broadway. The project will also connect North Oakland via 40th Street in Emeryville to the bicycle and pedestrian path across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, scheduled to open in 2014.
- MacArthur BART Bicycle Access Study (2008): Overview & Recommendations: flyer (last updated February 2012)
- 40th Street (Yerba Buena Ave to Martin Luther King, Jr., Way; and Telegraph Ave to Webster Street): Request permission from State and Federal agencies to conduct an experiment studying the effectiveness of green pavement as a traffic control device to supplement the shared use lane pavement marking (aka sharrow). See draft experiment outline & approved experiment request. (Bicycle wayfinding signage was installed in winter 2010.)
- 41st Street (Webster Street to Piedmont Avenue): Install a bikeway;(see draft striping plans September 2009, 3.5mb). This work is planned for completion in spring/summer 2012. (Bicycle wayfinding signage was installed in 2010.)
- W MacArthur Boulevard (Broadway to Telegraph Avenue): Install bike lanes (see draft plans September 2009, 3.5mb). This work is planned for completion in 2012.
- Outreach Mailer: MacArthur BART Bicycle Access Project: 40th St Bikeway Experiment (May 2013)
- Chronology: 40th St Bikeway / MacArthur BART Bicycle Access Study (September 2009, updated February 2012)
- MacArthur BART Station Safe Routes to Transit Bicycle Feasibility Study (June 2008, 3.2mb)
- A Survey of Planning, Design, and Education for Bikeways and Bus Routes on Urban Streets (part of appendix to MacArthur BART SR2T study)
- Outreach Mailer: 40th/41st St Bikeway Project, Adeline St to Piedmont Ave (June 2009)
- Safe Routes to Transit Cycle 3 Grant Application: MacArthur BART Station Bicycle Access Project—Phase II (August 2009, 7.2mb)
- Outreach Mailer: W MacArthur Blvd Bikeway Project, Telegraph Ave to Broadway (December 2009)
MacArthur Blvd Bikeway, Lake Merritt to Seminary Ave
Overview: The MacArthur Blvd Bikeway east of Lake Merritt is a key transportation corridor; along its length, there are no parallel streets that provide continuous east-west access. Where the road splits (on either side of I-580), the bikeway generally stays on MacArthur except in the westbound direction where it diverts onto Excelsior Ave, a rare parallel street. The bikeway rejoins MacArthur at Park Blvd.
Funding: The bikeway is being constructed in phases, funded by a series of grants including: state Bicycle Transportation Account; Bay Area Air Quality Management District; Alameda County Measure B Bike/Ped program (half-cent sales tax for transportation); Federal Stimulus from the US Department of Energy; and State Proposition 1B resurfacing funds.
Two sections have been in place since the early-2000s:
- MacArthur Blvd (Lakeshore Ave to Park Blvd), completed in 2004, funded by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
- MacArthur Blvd (Lincoln Ave to Midvale Ave), completed in 2001
Recently constructed segments:
- 14th Ave/MacArthur Blvd (E 33rd St to Lincoln Ave) and Kingsley St/Park Blvd (Excelsior Ave to MacArthur Blvd), completed in October 2011, funded, in part, by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
- MacArthur Blvd/E 33rd St (Park Blvd to 14th Ave) and Excelsior Ave/Ardley Ave (MacArthur Blvd to Kingsley Ave), completed in July 2012 as part of a multi-street repaving contract
- Midvale Ave to High St, completed in June 2012, funded by a Federal Stimulus grant from the US Department of Energy
- MacArthur Blvd (High St to Buell St), completed between September 2012 and January 2013, funded by Measure B
- Wayfinding signage between Lakeshore Ave to Mills College installed in April 2012, funded by Measure B
Like the section from High St to Buell St, the section from Buell St to Seminary Ave (pending construction in 2013), came out of the LAAMPS project, a community-based plan to improve transportation conditions along MacArthur Blvd between High Street and Seminary Avenue. More info.
The City is studying the impacts of constructing bicycle lanes on Telegraph Avenue from Aileen to 20th Street. This project has been delayed so that the City can coordinate recommendations with AC Transit's Bus Rapid Transit proposal. When the necessary data has been collected and analyzed, the community will have ample opportunity for input before finalizing the report. Click to view the Existing Conditions Report (pdf).