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Traffic Calming On Harrison/Oakland

Posted by drewbendon on January 15, 2009

Many of us drive Oakland/Harrison regularly to get to downtown Oakland, probably more so since the opening of Whole Foods.  You might be interested in participating with our Oakland neighbors in developing traffic calming ideas for this corridor.

Thursday, January 22: Community Workshop: Harrison/Oakland Traffic Calming

The workshop will be held at the First Congregational Church of Oakland, located at 2501 Harrison St. @ 27th, Reidenbach Hallk, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

For those on and along the Harrison Street and Oakland Avenue corridor, from Grand Avenue to the City of Piedmont border, this is the first of several important workshops to attend.

The plan is being funded by a Caltrans Planning Grant. Once this planning process is
complete, the City and community groups can apply for an implementation grant (several million dollars) to make capital improvements.

Project Goals:

  • Calming traffic and improving neighborhood livability along Oakland’s Harrison Street/Oakland Avenue Corridor.
  • Improved Access & Safety for Pedestrians
  • Improving Bicycle Facilities
  • CalmingTraffic
  • Improving 1-580 Signage & Access
  • Improving AC Transit Stops

For more information, contact Alisa Shen, Project Manager here or 510.238.2166.

Thank you to Oakland Councilmember Pat Kernighan – this notice is lifted directly from her E-newsletter.  Read the whole thing here:  http://www.patkernighan.com/News/Jan09.htm.  Its loaded with information about MLK Day celebrations, too.

drew

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