Transportation

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Mission Statement: Provides leadership and creative strategies for transportation planning by implementing forward-thinking solutions to meet community needs and to build a sustainable future for Alamedans.

FAQs: To become better informed on the top questions received by City staff: please refer to the FAQs on transportation(PDF, 122KB)  and Transportation/Housing Overview(PDF, 1MB)

Surveys: To participate in any active citywide surveys and to view previous ones: Open Forum

Face-to-Face: To participate in transportation-related meetings or workshops, please refer on the Event Calendar

Resolving Issues: To submit service requests and reporting issues: See Click Fix  You also can download the mobile app.

Receive Alerts: To receive text messages, emails or phone messages regarding urgent or emergency incidents: AC Alert

Transportation Commission: To learn about how to take part, please refer to the Transportation Commission web page.  The latest quarterly report(PDF, 73KB) provides a status of all the active transportation-related projects and programs.

Transportation Emails: To receive notices and announcements from City staff on transportation-related items, send an email to: transportation@alamedaca.gov

City of Alameda Transportation Projects

Central Avenue:   The concept for this project includes a reduction from four to three travel lanes, a center turn lane, bike lanes, a two-way separated bikeway in the west end, street trees/rain gardens and intersection improvements such as curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands, rectangular rapid flashing beacons and new crosswalks.

Clement Avenue:  This project consists of a bikeway, curb extensions, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, sidewalk/curb ramp improvements, railroad track removal and street trees.

Clement Avenue/Tilden Way: This project will create a complete street, utilizing the abandoned railroad right of way along Tilden Way and the eastern terminus of Clement Avenue. It will also build the most eastern segment of the 4-mile east-west Cross Alameda Trail, and will directly connect to the Clement Avenue Complete Streets project, also part of the Cross Alameda Trail.

Cross Alameda Trail: This project, to be built in segments, is envisioned as a premiere cross-town, low-stress four-mile bicycling and walking corridor that will connect the west side of the island to the east, from the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point to the Miller-Sweeney (Fruitvale) Bridge.

Otis DriveThe goals of this project are to reduce speeds and flooding and to improve safety for all users including a four to three lane conversion, a bikeway, bus stop improvements and street trees.

Other Transportation Projects (Not lead by City)

Oakland Alameda Access Project (formerly called the “Broadway/Jackson” Project): This project, led by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, includes improvements to the Jackson Street on-ramp and off-ramp, Sixth Street, Webster Tube entrance from 5th & Broadway, and pedestrian and bicycle improvements to the Webster and Posey Tubes and to adjacent streets in Alameda and Oakland, plus elimination of the Broadway off-ramp. City of Alameda staff is actively engaging with staff from Alameda CTC, Caltrans and the City of Oakland to pursue a mutually beneficial multimodal circulation project in and around the Broadway/Jackson interchanges. The project is in the environmental phase. There is $75 million from Measure B/BB funds that are available to help fund this project once the final project alternative is approved.

I-880/29th Avenue/23rd Avenue Interchange Improvement Project in Oakland: The City of Alameda, Caltrans, the City of Oakland and the Alameda County Transportation Commission have developed a project to implement operational and safety improvements along I-880 between 23rd and 29th Avenues in Oakland. The Alameda CTC has been managing this project. The construction phase of the project began in 2014, and completion is expected in 2019.

These projects are funded by a variety of federal, state and local sources including the gasoline tax - SB 1 monies(PDF, 132KB) - and the transportation sales tax monies - Measure B and Measure BB.

            

Get Around Alameda - click here for bus, ferry, bicycling, walking and driving information!

Alameda Loop Shuttle: A shuttle service that is open to the public and targets seniors and people with disabilities - operating Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click Here

Alameda Transportation Management Association (Alameda TMA): A separate non-profit organization that is in charge of implementing transportation programs for employers and residents who contribute to the organization. Click Here

Bicycle Safety Classes: Through a two-year Active Transportation Program grant, the City has expanded the bicycle safety classes offered in Alameda by Bike East Bay, from Fall 2017 to Fall 2019.

Bikeshare: Alameda was the first East Bay city with a public dock-less bike share system. Click here to learn more. 

Bike Valet Parking at Fruitvale BART Station: Secure parking can be found at the Fruitvale Bike Station, featuring free, secure bike storage and a full-service bike repair shop. 

Carshare: Starting May 2018, up to 35 Gig Car Share vehicles were launched on the main island of Alameda, ready to be used for one-way trips between the main island of Alameda, core East Bay communities, and five San Francisco locations.  Getaround has vehicles in four dedicated spaces in Alameda as well as peer-to-peer carshare in Alameda.  For adults, order on line or at Walgreens. 

Clipper Cards:  Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area that makes it easier to ride transit.  You can add value to your card as you go, or for added convenience, you can set up Autoload, which automatically reloads your card whenever your pass expires or your cash value balance falls below $10.  Youth discounts and discounts for seniors/people with disabilities also are available.

Electric Vehicle Adoption: Alameda is striving for a cleaner, zero-greenhouse gas emission future.  With Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), the city-owned electric utility, providing 100 percent clean energy by January 1, 2020, transportation emissions will represent over 70 percent of Alameda's greenhouse gas emissions. The city's goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030, which is in the draft Climate Action and Resiliency Plan Click here to learn more.

FasTrak: FasTrak or new toll tag for upcoming I-880 Express Lanes scheduled to open late summer 2020: on line or at Walgreens (except not Park Street location) and then register on line

Guaranteed Ride Home Program: For Alameda County employees using transit or walking, bicycling, carpooling or vanpooling to work, you can register for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. The program guarantees a free ride home for employees working in the event of unexpected circumstances such as illness, family crisis or unscheduled overtime.

Safe Routes to School: School routes, Countywide SRTS information and school maps are provided here, under "Getting to School."

Street Trees and Tree Removal: The City of Alameda maintains an urban forest of street trees.  For tree removal, staff is available to assist.

Subsidized Taxis and Group Trips: Reduced fare taxis and group trips for Alameda seniors and people with disabilities. Click Here

 Vision Zero: Traffic safety program aimed at eliminating traffic deaths and life-changing injuries. Click here

The City's transportation planning and programming funding is largely supported by Alameda County's Measure B and BB.

Gail Payne
Senior Transportation Coordinator
Phone: 510-747-6892
Email: gpayne@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Transit and Car Share; Corridor Improvement Projects: Central, Clement and Otis; Transportation Commission; Transportation Demand Management for New Development Areas

Rochelle Wheeler
Senior Transportation Coordinator
Phone: 510-747-7442
Email: rwheeler@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Bicycling and Walking; Bike Share; Bike Parking; Clement Avenue/Tilden Way Project; West End Estuary Crossings (Water Shuttle and Bike/Pedestrian Bridge)

Victoria Williams
Paratransit Coordinator
Phone: 510-747-7513
Email: vwilliams@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Paratransit Program including the Alameda Loop Shuttle and subsidized taxi trips for older adults and people with disabilities

 

Please consider participating in a Transportation Commission meeting or becoming a commissioner: Click Here