City of Alameda Transportation Projects
Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge in West Alameda: Alameda, in partnership with the City of Oakland and others, is working to create a vastly improved estuary crossing for people traveling on foot, wheels and bicycle. A new bicycle/pedestrian lift bridge is envisioned that would create an easy-to-use, safe and enjoyable connection, filling the significant gap in walking and biking facilities between the West End of Alameda and Oakland.
Central Avenue: The concept for this project includes a reduction from four to three travel lanes, a center turn lane, bike lanes in the Gold Coast area, a two-way separated bikeway in the west end to Washington Park, street trees/rain gardens and intersection improvements such as roundabouts, curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands, rectangular rapid flashing beacons and new crosswalks.
Cross Alameda Trail Overall: This project, which is being 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.
Clement Avenue: This project consists of a two-way bikeway on the north/estuary side of the street, curb extensions, sidewalk/curb ramp improvements and railroad track removal. It forms a 1.2 mile segment of the Cross Alameda Trail.
Clement Avenue/Tilden Way: This project will use 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 Safety Improvement project, which also is part of the Cross Alameda Trail.
Cross Alameda Trail - Main Street to Constitution Way: This project, completed in August 2020, provides off-street biking, walking, and jogging trails along Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway from Webster St to Main St, as well as one block of two-way cycle track on Atlantic from Webster St to Constitution Way.
Grand Street Resurfacing and Improvement Project: The City has identified Grand Street between Shore Line Drive and Encinal Avenue as a high priority for pavement improvements. The project also is considering safety improvements such as high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, flashing beacons at Wood School and at the Grand Street/San Antonio Avenue intersection, a protected bike lane for Wood School access/egress, enhancements to bike lanes including buffering where space is available, enhanced bus stops by Shore Line Drive and Wood School, and narrower travel lanes to encourage slower vehicle speeds.
Lincoln/Marshall/Pacific Avenue Improvement Project: Street design improvements on this corridor from Broadway to Main Street, 3.1 miles with community outreach and draft concept expected in 2022.
Mecartney Road/Island Drive Improvements: As a key intersection on Bay Farm Island, the Mecartney/Island Improvement Project is in the City’s Capital Improvement Program totaling $300,000 from Measures B/BB monies to fund an analysis and outreach effort so as to improve this busy intersection bringing it up to current best practice standards for safety, adjacent bus stops, path crossings and aesthetics.
Northern Shoreline near Posey/Webster Tubes: The northern shoreline at the foot of Mariner Square Drive is expected to be an entry point for coastal flooding at the 100-year flood event, which includes the Webster and Posey Tubes, State Route 260 and adjacent local streets and properties. City staff are seeking funding to begin the project to bolster the seawall barrier to keep out bay water.
Otis Drive: The 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, and completed with construction in spring 2021.
Willie Stargell Avenue: The City will be seeking grant funding to make improvements to Stargell Avenue between Main and Fifth Streets, including separate walking and bicycling paths in the vacant right-of-way north of the roadway, intersection safety and access improvements at the crossings and transit queue jump lanes at either end of the project.
The above projects are funded by a variety of federal, state and local sources including the gasoline tax - SB 1 monies - and the transportation sales tax monies - Measure B and Measure BB, which are administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission.
Other Transportation Projects (Not led by City)
Doolittle Drive: Doolittle Drive in Oakland is expected to be an entry point for coastal flooding at the 100-year flood event. City staff are working with the key stakeholders - Caltrans, the Port of Oakland, East Bay Regional Park District and the City of Oakland - to seek funding for the project so as to bolster the seawall barrier to keep out bay water.
Encinal Avenue: This Caltrans project consists of restriping and improving State Route 61 (Encinal Avenue) between Sherman Street/Central Avenue and Broadway with resurfacing, a road diet from four lanes to two lanes, a center turn lane and bike lanes. In April 2020, Caltrans completed the environmental document (Categorical Exclusion/Categorical Exemption). In 2021, design is anticipated to be completed in summer 2021. Caltrans is expected to begin construction starting in December 2021 with the construction duration estimated to be 190 working days. To view a Virtual Open House that includes Encinal Avenue, please click here. The Caltrans staff contact is Janis Mara at Janis.Mara@dot.ca.gov
Oakland Alameda Access Project (formerly called the “Broadway/Jackson” Project): This project, led by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), 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. The Draft Environmental Document was released in late 2020 for public input; the Final Environmental Document will be released in 2021. There is $75 million from Measure B/BB funds that are available to help fund this project once the final project alternative is approved.
The City of Alameda’s Transportation Commission considered this project at their October 28, 2020 meeting, and the City Council at its November 17, 2020 meeting. The City submitted comments on the draft Environmental Document(PDF, 186KB) in December 2020.