Oakland Department of Transportation, Planning for Paving

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Streetwyze worked in partnership with Fehr & Peers and community groups like Skater Bikes for the City of Oakland Department of Transportation’s Planning for Paving imitative. The Planning for Paving initiative represented a fundamental change in Oakland’s approach to street design and operations, in concert with Oakland’s vision for becoming a more walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly, and livable city. The community-driven transportation planning initiative included six major transportation corridors in East Oakland.  The imitative established a new set of context-sensitive street types for Oakland driven by the community’s input, and include recommendations for minimum lane widths as well as dimensions for the different zones that make up sidewalks. The initiative also feature detailed intersection design guidance on topics ranging from street pavement design to separated bike lanes (cycle track) design at intersections. Streetwyze led community engagement efforts, including development of the engagement strategy, presentations to numerous community groups, communication with different city agencies, and final implementation of the community-driven designs. 

Key Findings/Stats:

        • Travel lane reduction
        • Painted protected median
        • Flexible bollards
        • Upgraded curb ramps
        • Upgraded high-visibility crosswalks
        • Painted Pedestrian Safety Zones
        • Far-side bus stops for increased transit efficiency