May 14, 2019. Photo: Oakland Department of Transportation.
Join neighbors along 14th Street at Oakland DOT’s community meeting May 21 to learn more about plans for a safer 14th Street in downtown Oakland, with protected bike lanes. OakDOT particularly wants local business and neighbor input on curb management and parking and art and placemaking.
14th Street Community Meeting
May 21, 2019
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Oakland City Hall
Hearing Room 3
In 2015, Oakland received a multimillion dollar state grant to redesign 14th Street with protected bike lanes, bus boarding islands and safer pedestrian crosswalks. 14th Street is a major gap in Oakland’s bike network, serving as the connection from West Oakland and East Lake into Downtown. 14th Street also has one of Downtown Oakland’s highest crash rates. Not surprisingly, it’s the street Bike East Bay hears the most complaints about.
14th Street connects the Black Arts Movement and Business District, retains close connections with Chinatown, and connects West Oakland to the Lake. A redesigned street for people will benefit everyone.
The project extends from Oak Street (at Lake Merritt) to Brush Street (990). OakDOT intends to complete designs this year and start construction in 2020. Please attend and let your favorite business on 14th Street know about the May 21 Community Meeting!