Some may remember vibrant, lively streets in Downtown Oakland, full of people and activities, commerce and comraderie, making it a great place to be. Many factors took Oakland from that to what it is today, but a resurgence can restore Oakland’s downtown.
Meet #PlanDowntown Oakland
Imagine streets looking like this–17th St west of San Pablo Ave. Added bikeways, wider sidewalks, more trees, more infill development to fill up empty parking lots, and more people–the tell tale sign of a good redesign. All making for a street inspiring pride in Oakland residents.
Reimagine 9th St as a calm, neighborhood street designed first for people, yet allowing cars to share the neighborhood. More greenery and trees, calmer traffic, a pleasant bicycling experience. Other similar streets can be transformed using many of these people-oriented features.
What you can do:
- Feb 1, 6-8pm: community meeting on the Plan Alternatives Report at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland, CA 94612. This meeting will include a brief presentation followed by an open house style format to review various aspects of the Plan Alternatives.
- Feb 8 Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board meeting to review Alternatives Report
- Feb 10 Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission to review Alternatives Report
- Feb 18 Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to review Alternatives Report
- March 2 Planning Commission to review Alternatives Report
Bike East Bay’s #PlanDowntown Webpage