OakDOT continues to talk with local businesses about final designs for a safe and vibrant 14th Street in Downtown Oakland, but a challenge lies in how to create a bikeable, multimodal street by day and a go to entertainment district by night, while still serving numerous businesses and institutions on the corridor. Your help is needed. The project extends from Oak Street near Lake Merritt to Brush Street on the west side of 880, and when complete will provide Oakland’s first east-west bikeway through downtown. 14th Street is also an expanding commercial corridor. It’s the heart of Oakland’s Black entertainment district, serving as a major destination in the evenings and late at night, and while it has less Chinese and Korean focused retail than it used to, 14th Street continues to serve several institutions, including the Hong Fook Center as well as several childrens day care centers. 14th Street unfortunately also is one of the most dangerous streets in Oakland, suffering from a crash every week.
Bike East Bay, together with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, are hosting a project orientation for volunteers interested in helping with community outreach. We know a diverse range of people walk and bike the street, and stakeholders on the street will benefit from their stories. We also want your help talking to local businesses about the importance of a safe 14th Street and how to accommodate business activity.
Oakland, CA 94607