#Plan Downtown Oakland has begun. It’s a week long charrette for reimagining bikeways in Downtown Oakland, from scratch. Think about which streets and what types of bikeways you want, and come by the open studio this week or email Alicia Parker in Oakland Planning (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your ideas. This is a terrific opportunity to design all-ages direct bike access on 14th Street and Broadway and many other key bikeways. But we will need your help and support.
Join the online conversation and take a short survey at https://oakland.granicusideas.
Recap of the October 19 Opening Work Session
A full house of interested downtown residents, businesses, planners and protestors filled the room to discuss how to redesign downtown Oakland. Hot topic issues included affordable housing, cultural preservation, promotion of local artists, and safer walking and bicycling. We presented Bike East Bay’s Vision and Proposal for a network of protected bikeways in Downtown Oakland.
Recap of the September 3 Kick-off Event
The charrette follows the project’s successful kick-off community event on Thursday, September 3, which attracted more than 160 participants. Mayor Libby Schaaf gave a passionate opening address and Council President Lynette Gibson-McElhaney shared inspirational words about the possibilities for Downtown.
Meeting materials including the presentation, exit surveys and one word cards, can be viewed at www.oaklandnet.com/