The Clement Avenue Extension/Tilden Way project is a gateway project adjacent to the Miller-Sweeney Bridge, in the eastern part of Alameda. The project, which is included in the City's 2019-2021 Capital Budget, will create a complete street, utilizing the abandoned railroad right of way along Tilden Way and the eastern terminus of Clement Avenue. This project will 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.
In addition to creating safe and comfortable facilities for people walking and bicycling, it will consider ways to improve the truck and bus routes in the adjacent Northern Waterfront Priority Development Area. The result will be a truly multi-modal connection to the Miller-Sweeney Bridge, which in the future will be upgraded to a lifeline structure, with improved walking, biking and transit facilities.
This project connects directly to the City's Clement Avenue Complete Street project, and to the City of Oakland's planned and funded Fruitvale Avenue improvements.
In 2017, the Alameda County Transportation Commission awarded a grant to the City of Alameda for $8.4 million to implement this project. This project is funded by Measure BB, Alameda County's transportation sales tax.