Where: Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Avenue (between Virginia and Francisco Streets), Berkeley
*Please enter through either the San Pablo Avenue or Curtis Street parking lot*
When: Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 6PM to 8PM
The Alameda County Transportation Commission invites you to attend an open house to discuss roadway changes proposed to make it safer to walk and bike along the San Pablo Avenue Corridor in Albany, Berkeley and North Oakland. At this meeting, you’ll be able to review proposed plans for this San Pablo Avenue safety enhancement project and improvements to parallel bike routes.
While our goal at Bike East Bay is a continuous, protected bikeway on the entirety of San Pablo Ave, this part of the Alameda CTC project north of Heinz Ave through Berkeley is focused on neighborhood bikeway upgrades on side streets, not on San Pablo itself.
South of Heinz Ave through South Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland the plan is still for a protected bikeway on San Pablo Ave, as well as bus lanes. Additional in-person and online opportunities to review plans for this separate part of the project will be scheduled this summer.
For the neighborhood bikeway upgrades, our asks include:
- Consistent, physical traffic calming on every block and intersection, and diverters to reduce car speeds and volumes below acceptable thresholds (no more than 1,500 vehicles per day and preferred car speeds at 20 mph or less, per NACTO’s Urban Bikeway Design Guide recommendations)
- Safe, signalized bikeway crossings of busy roadways along the side streets and across San Pablo Ave (traffic signals or HAWK beacons that stop cars, not RRFBs that create yield situations), including protected infrastructure to facilitate any jogged crossings
- Stop sign adjustments at minor intersections that favor the bikeway
- Lighting improvements to enhance safety for people biking or walking on side streets after dark
- No physical infrastructure installations on San Pablo Ave that will preclude future protected bikeway upgrades
More Project Details
This meeting is a component of the San Pablo Avenue Corridor Project, in response to San Pablo Avenue having the third highest number of collisions in Alameda County and being the County’s second-busiest bus corridor.
You can learn more about the project at www.alamedactc.org/sanpablo.