Transportation

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Mission Statement: Provides leadership and creative strategies for transportation planning by implementing forward-thinking solutions to meet community needs and to build a sustainable future for Alamedans.

Public Comment Period for Citywide Walking and Biking Proposals - August 13, 2020

Segment of Webster Street to be reduced to 2-lanes - August 4, 2020

Street Repairs and Resurfacing to Begin - July 30, 2020

City of Alameda Seeks Input on Walking and Biking Proposals - July 14, 2020

Segment of Park Street being restriped - July 8, 2020

City supports Commercial Streets program - June 18, 2020

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon to be installed at Fernside/Harvard - May 21, 2020

Slow Streets Alameda offers more space for physical distancing - April 27, 2020

Update on Public Transit: Bay Area Rapid Transit and AC Transit - March 17, 2020

Grand Opening Celebration of the Cross Alameda Trail - January 20, 2020

Make Your Voice Heard to Improve Walking and Biking in Alameda - January 17, 2020

Harbor Bay Parkway Signal Installation to Commence - January 14, 2020

About Active Alameda - December 5, 2019

Bicycle Lanes Coming to Main Street - October 15, 2019

New All-Way Stop Signs at Santa Clara Avenue and Willow Street - October 1, 2019

Request For Rider Evaluations for the Alameda Loop Shuttle - September 17, 2019

Tsunami Awareness Community Meetings - July 16, 2019

HIGH STREET BRIDGE EMERGENCY REPAIR - July 3, 2019

Annual Street Repair & Resurfacing Project Commences - June 10, 2019

Street Repairs on Portions of Pacific Avenue and Otis Drive - June 10, 2019

Clement Avenue Safety Project – Survey Now Available and Workshop - June 3, 2019

Preliminary Recommendations for Safety Improvements on Clement Avenue - May 14, 2019

Oakland/Western Alameda Project-a-Palooza, StreetsBlog SF - April 18, 2019

Next wave in commuting: pedaling the Oakland Estuary — for starters, SF Chronicle - April 14, 2019

Speeding and Safety Concerns on Otis Drive - Preliminary Recommendations - March 11, 2019

Construction of newest section of Cross Alameda Trail starts today - February 11, 2019 

Speeding and Safety Concerns on Otis Drive - January 9, 2019 

Posey and Webster Tubes to Close for Late-Night Biennial Tunnel Inspections - August 9, 2018

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon System (RRFB) to be installed at Island Drive and Maitland Drive - August 7, 2018

Annual Street Repair & Resurfacing Project Commences - July 24, 2018

New Alameda Point Entry During Construction - June 19, 2018

Housing and Traffic in Alameda - A Two Part Story - June 7, 2018

One-Way Car Share Launches on the Main Island of Alameda - May 15, 2018

Park Street Corridor Safety and Operational Improvements - May 14, 2018

 

 

FAQs: To become better informed on the top questions received by City staff: please refer to the latest Status Report on Transportation(PDF, 2MB),  Safety/Traffic Calming web page, Vision Zero Safety web page, FAQs on transportation(PDF, 122KB)  and Transportation/Housing Overview(PDF, 1MB)

Surveys: To participate in any active citywide surveys and to view previous ones: Open Forum

Face-to-Face: To participate in transportation-related meetings or workshops, please refer on the Event Calendar

Resolving Issues: To submit service requests and reporting issues: See Click Fix  You also can download the mobile app.

Receive Alerts: To receive text messages, emails or phone messages regarding urgent or emergency incidents: AC Alert

Transportation Commission: To learn about how to take part, please refer to the Transportation Commission web page.  The latest status report(PDF, 2MB) highlights work to date on transportation-related projects and programs.

Transportation Emails: To receive notices and announcements from City staff on transportation-related items, send an email to: transportation@alamedaca.gov

Alameda Active Transportation Plan

From fall 2019 to fall 2020, the City will be developing the Alameda Active Transportation Plan, which will update the existing Pedestrian Plan (2009) and Bicycle Master Plan (2010), both found under Key Documents on this same web page. Your voice is essential in this process - get involved and learn more at www.ActiveAlameda.org.

Funding for this Plan is largely supported by Alameda County's Measure B and BB.

City of Alameda Transportation Projects

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.

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.

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: This project, to be 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.

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 DriveThe 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.

Veterans Court: Veterans Court is expected to be one of several entry points for coastal flooding at the 100-year flood event on Bay Farm Island.  The Veterans Court project in conjunction with the Doolittle Drive project are proposed so as to protect the airport, golf course, adjacent residential neighborhoods, commercial properties and roadways.  City staff are working on the preliminary design and are seeking funding for project completion. 

Willie Stargell Avenue: The City is 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.

Other Transportation Projects (Not lead by City)

Doolittle DriveDoolittle 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.

Oakland Alameda Access Project (formerly called the “Broadway/Jackson” Project): This project, led by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, 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. There is $75 million from Measure B/BB funds that are available to help fund this project once the final project alternative is approved.

These projects are funded by a variety of federal, state and local sources including the gasoline tax - SB 1 monies(PDF, 132KB) - and the transportation sales tax monies - Measure B and Measure BB, which are administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

            

Get Around Alameda - click here for bus, ferry, bicycling, walking and driving information!

Alameda Loop Shuttle: A shuttle service that is open to the public and targets seniors and people with disabilities - operating Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Click Here

Alameda Transportation Management Association (Alameda TMA): A separate non-profit organization that is in charge of implementing transportation programs for employers and residents who contribute to the organization. Click Here

Bicycle Safety Classes: After the successful completion of a two-year grant that supported the expansion of the bicycle safety classes offered in Alameda by Bike East Bay, from Fall 2017 to Fall 2019, the City is now using local funds to support increased safety classes.

Bikeshare: Alameda was the first East Bay city with a public dock-less bike share system. Click here to learn more. 

Bike Valet Parking at Fruitvale BART Station: Secure parking can be found at the Fruitvale Bike Station, featuring free, secure bike storage and a full-service bike repair shop. 

Carshare: Starting May 2018, up to 35 Gig Car Share vehicles were launched on the main island of Alameda, ready to be used for one-way trips between the main island of Alameda, core East Bay communities, and five San Francisco locations.  Getaround has vehicles in four dedicated spaces in Alameda as well as peer-to-peer carshare in Alameda.  For adults, order on line or at Walgreens. 

Clipper Cards:  Clipper is the all-in-one transit card for the Bay Area that makes it easier to ride transit.  You can add value to your card as you go, or for added convenience, you can set up Autoload, which automatically reloads your card whenever your pass expires or your cash value balance falls below $10.  Youth discounts and discounts for seniors/people with disabilities also are available.

Electric Vehicle Adoption: Alameda is striving for a cleaner, zero-greenhouse gas emission future.  With Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), the city-owned electric utility, providing 100 percent clean energy by January 1, 2020, transportation emissions will represent over 70 percent of Alameda's greenhouse gas emissions. The city's goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030, which is in the draft Climate Action and Resiliency Plan Click here to learn more.

FasTrak: FasTrak or new toll tag for upcoming I-880 Express Lanes scheduled to open late summer 2020: on line or at Walgreens (except not Park Street location) and then register on line

Guaranteed Ride Home Program: For Alameda County employees using transit or walking, bicycling, carpooling or vanpooling to work, you can register for the Guaranteed Ride Home program. The program guarantees a free ride home for employees working in the event of unexpected circumstances such as illness, family crisis or unscheduled overtime.

Safe Routes to School: School routes, Countywide SR2S information and school maps are provided here, under "Getting to School."

Slow Streets Alameda: In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the City launched a Slow Streets program in April 2020 to provide more space for people to walk and bike with the required physical distancing.

Street Trees and Tree Removal: The City of Alameda maintains an urban forest of street trees.  For tree removal, staff is available to assist.

Traffic Calming and Traffic Safety: The City has many ongoing projects and programs to calm traffic and improve traffic safety. Learn about the overall program here.

Vision Zero: Traffic safety program aimed at eliminating traffic deaths and life-changing injuries. Click here

The City's transportation planning and programming funding is largely supported by Alameda County's Measure B and BB.

Lisa Foster
Transportation Planner
Phone: 510-747-6833
Email: lfoster@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Vision Zero Traffic Safety; Bicycling and Walking; Parking Policy

Gail Payne
Senior Transportation Coordinator
Phone: 510-747-6892
Email: gpayne@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Transit and Car Share; Corridor Improvement Projects: Central, Clement and Otis; Transportation Commission; Adaptation Sea Level Rise Projects

Rochelle Wheeler
Senior Transportation Coordinator
Phone: 510-747-7442
Email: rwheeler@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Bicycling and Walking; Bike/Scooter Share; Bike Parking; Clement Avenue/Tilden Way Project; West End Estuary Crossings (Water Shuttle and Bike/Pedestrian Bridge)

Victoria Williams
Paratransit Coordinator
Phone: 510-747-7513
Email: vwilliams@alamedaca.gov

Key Projects/Programs: Paratransit Program including the Alameda Loop Shuttle and free bus passes for older adults

Please consider participating in a Transportation Commission meeting or becoming a commissioner: Click Here