Clement Avenue

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Transportation Commission - Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. - City Hall (2263 Santa Clara Avenue), City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor

In April 2017, the Alameda County Transportation Commission awarded a grant to the City of Alameda for $5 million to improve Clement Avenue.  Improvements include the potential removal of the abandoned railroad tracks, installing a bikeway and enhancing pedestrian access.  This project will construct a portion of the Cross Alameda Trail while ensuring that this designated truck route is in a good state of repair and maintaining truck access.  Clement Avenue is the main thoroughfare in the Northern Waterfront priority development area and is a gateway to Oakland, Fruitvale BART and beyond.  This project consists of a bikeway, curb extensions, stop signs, sidewalk/curb ramp improvements, railroad track removal and street trees.

For project updates via email, please email gpayne@alamedaca.gov. Please also direct questions or concerns to Gail Payne, Senior Transportation Coordinator, by phone at 510-747-6892 or by email at gpayne@alamedaca.gov.

This complete street corridor concept proposal is funded by Measures B/BB, which are Alameda County's transportation sales tax measures - and a federal grant.

 

 

Clement Avenue is mainly 48 feet wide with two motor vehicle travel lanes and on-street parking. Improvement concepts along this corridor will be developed with community input. The concept proposal goals include to:

  • Provide safer bicycling and walking
  • Reduce speeding
  • Complete Cross Alameda Trail 
  • Improve public access to the estuary/bay
  • Add to urban forest
  • Revitalize waterfront
  • Maintain truck access
  • Remove abandoned railroad tracks.
  • Minimize parking loss 

Presentation(PDF, 2MB) on Preliminary Recommendation (Two-way bikeway)

Concept Drawings(PDF, 22MB) on Preliminary Recommendation (Two-way bikeway)

Existing Conditions Memo(PDF, 1MB) (2019)

2005

2009

  • January: City Council approved the Transportation Element of the General Plan policy that directs staff to "Pursue opportunities to utilize the corridor of the former Alameda Belt Line railroad for transit, bicycle and pedestrian transportation."

2010

2012

2013

  • May: City applied for a federal grant that included the planning, design and construction of the Clement Avenue complete street. (unsuccessful grant)
  • September: City staff submitted a Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program (SC-TAP) grant to the Alameda CTC to fund the outreach and concept for the corridor.

2014

  • January: Alameda CTC selected the outreach/concept study for funding totaling $125,000.
  • April: City applied for a federal grant that included the design and construction of the Clement Avenue complete street. (unsuccessful grant)
  • May: Finalized funding agreement between Alameda CTC and the City of Alameda for the outreach/concept study.
  • September: Selected Kittelson & Associates, Inc. as consultant for the outreach/concept proposal.
  • November: Project kick-off for the concept phase

2015

  • January: Focus groups with community members
  • January 21: Community workshop #1
  • January 28: Transportation Commission 
  • March 2: Community workshop #2 
  • March 25: Transportation Commission 
  • April 29: Community workshop #3 
  • May 27: Transportation Commission 
  • June 1: Active Transportation Program grant submittal (unsuccessful)

2016

  • October 18: City Council approves the Clement Avenue project as a grant submittal 
  • October 31: Alameda CTC CIP 2018 grant submittal (successful)

2017

  • April: Alameda CTC approves $5 million grant 
  • June 6: City Council approved $641,000 for fiscal years 2017 to 2019 as shown in the Capital Improvement Program Clement Avenue Project Sheet(PDF, 100KB)  for project approvals, environmental review, permits and design
  • Winter: City staff requested consultant qualifications for complete streets

2018

  • October: Earliest start date for federal funding and this next stage of the project to complete outreach, project approvals and environmental review
  • December: City Council approval of consultant team - CDM Smith - for planning, outreach and design

2019

  • June 3: Community Workshop at City Hall
  • Survey: May 29 to June 16
  • Wed, July 24 at 7 p.m.: Transportation Commission request for approval of staff/consultant concept recommendation at City Hall (2263 Santa Clara Avenue), City Council Chambers
  • Tues, September 17: Request for City Council approval of staff/consultant concept recommendation at City Hall, City Council Chambers

2020

  • Complete construction

 

Email List

Sign up to receive concept proposal updates via email.  Please send an email to Gail Payne, Senior Transportation Coordinator – gpayne@alamedaca.gov – requesting to be added to the Clement Avenue Concept Proposal email list. 

Open Forum Web Surveys

Read what others have said about the Clement Avenue Concept Proposal by reviewing the web survey results from 2015 and 2019.  Staff reviewed the responses and incorporated them into the decision process.

Meetings (2019)

  • Tues, September 17: Request for City Council approval of staff/consultant concept recommendation at City Hall, City Council Chambers

Meetings (2018)

  • December 18: City Council approval of consultant team - CDM Smith

 Link to staff report: click here

Meetings (2016)

  • October 18: City Council approval of Clement Avenue as a grant submittal

Link to staff report: click here

Meetings (2015)

  • January 21: Community workshop #1

     Press Release(PDF, 250KB)

     Presentation(PDF, 4MB)

     Comment Summary(PDF, 546KB)

  • January 28: Transportation Commission

    Staff Report(PDF, 179KB)

    Presentation(PDF, 4MB)

  • March 2: Community workshop #2

   Press Release(PDF, 96KB)

   Presentation(PDF, 2MB)

  • March 25: Transportation Commission

   Staff Report(PDF, 259KB)

   Comment Summary(PDF, 280KB)

   Feasibility Analysis(PDF, 4MB)

   Presentation(PDF, 3MB)

  • April 29: Community workshop #3

   Press Release(PDF, 631KB)

   Presentation(PDF, 5MB)

  • May 27: Transportation Commission

   Staff Report(PDF, 718KB)

   Comment Summary (January through March 2015)(PDF, 532KB)

   Comment Summary (March through April 2015).pdf(PDF, 667KB)

   Parking Removal Analysis(PDF, 357KB)

   Presentation(PDF, 3MB)

Feasibility Report and Drawings for Clement Avenue Concept (2015)

Concept Feasibility Report(PDF, 2MB)

Concept Drawings (2015)