Grand Avenue Bike Lanes Public Meeting #2, Oakland

How about some angled-parking-protected bike lanes on Grand Avenue? Voice your support for better streets this Wednesday in Oakland. We need your input to make this happen.

Following through from the July 8th Community Meeting and the July 25th Walk Tour to review the City’s proposed Road Diet for Grand Avenue between Elwood and the Piedmont border, staff will use an Open House format to present traffic and safety study findings and proposed striping plan, and discussed project issues.  You are welcome to attend and present comments.The City of Oakland is proposing a road diet in the Grand Lake neighborhood, from Lake Park Ave up to the Piedmont border, but with only standard bike lanes next to angled parking. This means that bicyclists will still have to deal with drivers backing out of parking spots, and double-parked cars and trucks blocking the bike lane entirely. View the city’s fact sheet for the Grand Avenue road diet here (PDF).

Come out to this community meeting and help us advocate for a high-quality, physically protected bike lane running behind the parked cars, making this busy corridor safe enough for people of all ages and abilities to bike on, and not just the fit and confident.

Get more info via Walk Oakland Bike Oakland.
 
City of Oakland Public Works has posted a project webpage for the Grand Avenue Road Diet Project at http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PWA/s/Projects/GrandAve/index.htm
For “Answers to Frequently Asked Questions,” see http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PWA/s/Projects/GrandAve/index.htm#/resources
Project updates are posted on the webpage as they become available.