More Oaklanders are pedaling to work than ever before. Over three percent of Oakland workers – or about 5,000 daily commuters – commute by bicycle according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s newly released 2011 American Community Survey data. When combined with workers who bike to BART to catch a train, that’s more than 7,000 Oaklanders who make cycling a part of their daily commute. Oakland is one of only seven large cities in the United States with a bicycle commute mode share exceeding three percent, demonstrating the impact of the City of Oakland’s investments in its bicycle program.
Oakland, CA—This year the Oakland Police Department placed third among SWAT
teams in the recently completed Urban Shield 2012 Training Exercise. We would
like to extend our congratulations to first place Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and
to second place Sacramento Police Department for a job well done.
Residents and visitors who are used to seeing the tired condition of Embarcadero West near Broadway can look forward to changes in the near future. A collaborative effort by Oakland’s Public Works Agency and Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) will result in the upgrade of railroad tracks on Embarcadero West from Broadway to Clay Street and resurfacing of the roadway from Webster Street to Clay Street. In order to repair the tracks and repave sections of the street, the City will need to temporarily close different segments of Embarcadero West over a two- week period. The construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 5 and should be complete by Friday, November 16, 2012. Work hours will be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that weather may delay the project and extend the work period; however the City and UPRR are committed to complete the primary work before Thanksgiving week.