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Master Plan Update
The City of Oakland is in the process of updating its Pedestrian Master Plan to reflect Oakland’s changing conditions, needs and priorities. The Plan Update will:
- Incorporate up-to-date information on existing conditions
- Refine the City’s pedestrian vision and goals
- Outline a five-year work plan of specific, high-priority and cost-effective improvements
- Development of design guidelines for creating “complete streets”- streets that are safe, attractive and convenient for all users
- Downtown Oakland Comprehensive Circulation Study
- ADA Transition Plan
Key Project Activities
|May−June 2015||Existing Conditions|
Inventory of existing conditions, such as:
|September 2015||Vision & Goals|
Formulation of the plan’s vision and goals, along with measurable targets for goals. Goals will address themes including:
|October−November 2015||Five-Year Work Plan|
Development of a realistic five-year work plan of specific, high-priority improvements.
Development of an implementation strategy, with recommendations regarding:
|March−April 2016||Final Plan|
Preparation of the Plan document, which will go through several iterations:
The planning process for the Pedestrian Master Plan Update will be guided in part by a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) made up of representatives from the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission, related neighborhood planning efforts, disabled and senior communities, schools and community groups that are working to make Oakland a better place to walk. The CAC is expected to meet at key stages during the process to review draft work and advise on upcoming activities. Meetings will be announced here and through the project’s email list.
In addition, we have created 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. You can complete the survey through September 15, 2015 in English, Spanish, Chinese or Vietnamese. Anyone who completes the survey will be eligible to win one of three $25 gift certificates to Oakland’s farmers markets.
For questions or additional information about the Pedestrian Master Plan Update, or to offer comments and suggestions, contact Christina Blackston of the Oakland Public Works Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (510) 238-6657. To sign up for updates and announcements about the planning process, submit your email address using the form below.
To Report a Problem with the City's infrastructure that needs immediate maintenance, please go to Report a Problem. Thank you for being our eyes and ears in the community.
Documents related to the Pedestrian Master Plan update, including draft chapters and the plan document, will be posted as they are available:
- May 2015 TAC Meeting Agenda and Packet
- May 2015 TAC and CAC Meeting Notes
- June 2015 Pedestrian Master Plan Article
Below are links to resources and other planning efforts related to the Pedestrian Master Plan update:
- City of Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program
- Oakland General Plan
- Alameda Countywide Pedestrian Plan
- City of Oakland Complete Streets Policy
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: Documents in .pdf format:
- 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)