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1 City of Oakland: Road Diet Experience. 2 Typical Road Diets Four Lanes to Three Lanes.

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1 1 City of Oakland: Road Diet Experience

2 2 Typical Road Diets Four Lanes to Three Lanes

3 3 Typical Road Diets Six Lanes to Four Lanes with Turn Pockets

4 4 Road Diets in Oakland Historic Examples: Historic Examples: High Street (30,000 ADT) High Street (30,000 ADT) Grand Avenue (6 Lanes to 5) Grand Avenue (6 Lanes to 5) Broadway (Auto Row area, 6 Lanes to 5) Broadway (Auto Row area, 6 Lanes to 5)

5 5 Road Diets in Oakland (contd) Market Street Market Street West Street * West Street * Bancroft Avenue Bancroft Avenue Foothill Blvd. (35th to High Street) Foothill Blvd. (35th to High Street) Lakeshore Avenue * Lakeshore Avenue *

6 6 Road Diets in Oakland (proposed) MacArthur Boulevard, 82nd to 90th (SRS) MacArthur Boulevard, 82nd to 90th (SRS) Claremont Avenue Claremont Avenue Redwood Road/35th Avenue Redwood Road/35th Avenue

7 7 Road Diets in Oakland Lakeshore Ave: before and after

8 8 City Council Policy Directives Technical study guidelines Traffic counts Traffic counts Collision history Collision history Intersection LOS (current and future) Intersection LOS (current and future) Parking removal (if any) Parking removal (if any)

9 9 City Council Policy Directives Outreach Mailer to neighbors Mailer to neighbors Community meetings Community meetings Council office support Council office support

10 10 Mailer to neighborhood

11 11 Mailer to neighborhood

12 12 City Council Policy Directives CEQA review Categorical exemptions Categorical exemptions Section 15301(c): minor alteration to existing roadway Section 15301(c): minor alteration to existing roadway Section (h): creation of bicycle lanes on existing rights-of-way Section (h): creation of bicycle lanes on existing rights-of-way Environmental Impact Report Environmental Impact Report (City of Oakland Bicycle Master Plan)

13 13 City Council Policy directives City Council Resolution and Report Removal of travel lanes Removal of travel lanes Removal of on-street parking Removal of on-street parking

14 14 Implementing Road Diets Resurfacing program coordination Resurfacing program coordination Other projects (e.g. sewer rehab, slurry, streetscape, etc.) Other projects (e.g. sewer rehab, slurry, streetscape, etc.) Stand-alone projects Stand-alone projects

15 15 Lessons Learned Federal Projects: Watch out! Federal Projects: Watch out! CEQA NEPA Transit issues Transit issues Fewer gaps for peds/vehicles crossing or entering main street Fewer gaps for peds/vehicles crossing or entering main street Turning movements Turning movements Diversion/cut thru traffic: parallel routes? (e.g. Claremont Avenue example) Diversion/cut thru traffic: parallel routes? (e.g. Claremont Avenue example)

16 16 Lessons Learned Community buy-in People are seeking People are seeking traffic calming traffic calming Pedestrian/bicyclist safety Pedestrian/bicyclist safety But concerns over But concerns over Possible congestion Possible congestion Emergency vehicle responses Emergency vehicle responses Fear of change Fear of change

17 17 Lessons Learned CONCLUSION: When Considering a Road Diet Proposal, Make Sure You Have a Process To: Evaluate your proposal & identify impacts (technical study, LOS, parking, etc.) Communicate the details, inform the public and policy makers To receive feedback and answer questions To evaluate the statutory requirements To formally approve proposed road diet


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