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Streets & Sidewalks
Facts About Oakland's Infrastructure - Streets & Sidewalks
- Oakland’s streets are a network of 2,300 lane miles.
- Oakland Streets Fact Sheet has updated information about pavement conditions and funding.
- The streets are currently on an 85-year resurfacing cycle, which means a street will be resurfaced once in your lifetime. The industry standard is a 25-year cycle.
- 39% of streets are in Good to Excellent condition; 38% in Fair condition; and 23% in Poor condition.
- There are also 1,120 miles of linear sidewalk, which is the distance from Oakland to El Paso, TX and 150 blocks of pedestrian pathways.
- Property owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks adjacent to their property, unless damaged from one of 38,400 city-owned street trees.
Pavement Management Program
Under the Pavement Management Program, you can find details about streets that will be paved under the five-year paving plan, those that fall under a five-year moratorium and current contracts.
Streets & Sidewalk Design
The Streets and Sidewalk Design section is responsible for planning and designing street widening, street rehabilitation, streetscape improvement and other street improvement projects, curb ramp improvements for disabled access, repair of slides on City roads.
Street Design Guidelines
Design Guidelines are available for Streets
Sidewalk Repair Program
Oakland’s Sidewalk Repair Program coordinates and manages the inspection and repair of sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
Street & Sidewalk Maintenance
The Street and Sidewalk Maintenance section handles repair and maintenance of City streets and damaged sidewalks caused by official City trees.
Street Furniture (Bus Shelters)
Oakland has an agreement with Clear Channel Adshel to install and maintain illuminated advertising bus shelters.
Oakland’s streets include over 36,000 streetlights and adhere to Outdoor Lighting Standards adopted by the Oakland City Council.
Street Sweeping services keep all major thoroughfares and arterials clean of debris and trash.
Tree services keep neighborhoods and streets safe against hazardous trees.
See also maintenance of Traffic Signals, Street Signs & Pavement Markings
Capital Improvement Projects
You can find information about current capital projects through this tool. The projects you will find are those designed to upgrade and improve the City’s infrastructure including building facilities, parks/open space, streets, sidewalks and sewers. Projects involving maintenance and repair of existing facilities are not shown here.
Report a Problem
The Report a Problem tool enables you to request a public works maintenance service. Please note that this website is for NON-EMERGENCY services only! For potential emergency situations, call the Public Works Call Center at (510) 615-5566.