In April 2023, City Council endorsed the design concept(PDF, 191KB) and approved the consultant contract to continue with design. In June 2023, City Council accepted the Alameda County Transportation Commission grant funds totaling $567,000 and approved $1 million in Measure BB and Development Impact Fee monies for design.
Next steps include completing the safety improvements at the Lincoln/Walnut intersection, corridor design work and grant writing.
View the detailed concept:
Concept: The concept includes a road diet - going from four to three travel lanes with a center turn lane and bike lanes - as well as a roundabout at Lincoln Avenue/Fifth Street/Marshall Way, flashing beacons, pedestrian/bicycle signals, modernized traffic signals, crosswalk improvements, school frontage improvements, stormwater gardens, street trees, disabled parking and loading zones, improved lighting and bus stop enhancements. The concept will likely be phased in over time, as street sections are resurfaced and constructed with grant funding. Immediate action will occur on Lincoln Avenue at Walnut Street with the installation of flashing beacons and increased intersection visibility. Public on-street parking will be maintained except adjacent to the roundabout and at intersections and select driveways to improve visibility.
Background: The City identified the Lincoln Avenue/Marshall Way/Pacific Avenue corridor between Alameda Point at Main Street/Central Avenue and Broadway as a high priority for safety and mobility improvements. The corridor connects neighborhoods across Alameda, is over three miles long, and serves multiple destinations including schools, commercial districts and parks. It is a Tier 1 high injury corridor with several high crash intersections according to the City's Vision Zero Action Plan. City staff is working with Parametrix, Inc. to develop a safety and operational concept for the corridor and to complete the pre-construction design. City staff/consultant team evaluated the corridor uses, intersection controls and crash data, and conducted two rounds of community outreach. Road diets are shown to reduce crashes up to 47 percent. Roundabouts reduce fatal and severe injury crashes up to 78 percent compared to traffic signals.
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