Clement Avenue

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City staff/consultant team will be presenting the final design concept for the redesign of Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway to the Transportation Commission on Wednesday, May 27th and to the City Council for final approval in late June or in July.  We invite you to provide input via email to Gail Payne at gpayne@alamedaca.gov or via phone at 510-747-6892.

 Final Design:  The final design provides for:

  • Two 11 foot travel lanes for automobiles and trucks;
  • One 14 foot protected, two-way bikeway from Grand to Walnut and from Elm to Oak, and a 9-11 foot two-way bikeway from Walnut to Elm and from Oak to Broadway;
  • One 8 foot parking lane on the south side of the street from Grand to Walnut and from Elm to Oak; and
  • Two 7 foot parking lanes on the south and north sides of the street from Walnut to Elm and from Park Street to Broadway.

To accommodate the Cross Alameda Trail, daylight intersections for safety, comply with ADA for a continuous path of travel, and provide adequate space for trucks servicing businesses along the corridor, the total number of public on-street parking spaces on Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway will be reduced from approximately 300 to approximately 155 spaces.

Final Design 30 Percent Drawings:

Grand Street to Walnut Street(PDF, 4MB)

Walnut Street to Oak Street(PDF, 2MB)

 Oak Street to Broadway(PDF, 3MB)

Background

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 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 and railroad track removal.

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 are being 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
  • Revitalize waterfront
  • Maintain truck access
  • Remove abandoned railroad tracks
  • Minimize parking loss 

Design Drawings(PDF, 7MB) (30 percent) - May 2020 (Transportation Commission)

Presentation(PDF, 886KB) on Two-way Bikeway Recommendation - Sept 17, 2019 (City Council)

Concept Drawings(PDF, 3MB) on Two-way Bikeway Recommendation - Sept 17, 2019 (City Council)

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
  • May 29 to June 16: Conducted survey
  • June: City Council approved $1 million for fiscal years 2019 to 2021 as shown in the Capital Improvement Program Project Sheet(PDF, 125KB)
  • July 24: Transportation Commission endorsed the staff/consultant concept recommendation of a two-way bikeway on the north side of the street with the addition of "sharrows" - shared bike/motor vehicle lane markings in the eastbound travel lane
  • September 17: City Council approved two-way bikeway on the north/estuary side of the street with the addition of sharrows in the eastbound travel lane

2020 

  •  Complete environmental document

2021

  • Complete final design and construction

 

Email List

Sign up to receive Clement Avenue project updates via email.  Please send an email to Gail Payne, Senior Transportation Coordinator – gpayne@alamedaca.gov – requesting to be added to the Clement Avenue 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 (2020)

  • Wed, May 27 at 7 p.m.: Transportation Commission - request to approve final design - Link to staff report: click here
  • Tues, July 7 at 7 p.m.: City Council - request to approve final design and consultant contract amendment - Link to staff report: click here

Meetings (2019)

  • September 17: City Council approved two-way bikeway on the north/estuary side of the street with the addition of "sharrows" in the eastbound travel lane - Link to staff report: click here

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)