Friday, April 24, 2015

The Home Stretch!

The City of Oakland's Local Street Network Planning process is nearing completion. Between the Project Advisory Committee, Citizen Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, City Council and the an Open House there have been eight meetings held over the last year to discuss Oakland's transportation future. Feedback from our February, 2015 meetings has been assembled in this summary (which includes the actual maps and public and committee comments as an attachment). The following reports (under Task 4) are also helpful in understanding how feedback has and will inform the final "Plan."

There are only a few meetings left. One of those will be a public hearing before the Oakland City Council to adopt the Local Street Network Plan. This will likely take place in June and will be announced soon.  The project team will be spending May assembling the materials and work that has been done by the community into a final plan document.

Of note are a few related grants that the City has secured or is pursuing: These include:
  • TGM Code Assistance: The City secured this grant as an opportunity dovetailing with the Local Street Network Plan project. The grant will provide technical assistance and provide the City the necessary resources to implement code changes related to the Local Street Network Plan in a manner that will provide broader consistency and relevance. 
  • TGM Land Use and Transportation Grant: With ODOT's encouragement, the City has determined pursue additional TGM funds to develop an implementation strategy to further pursue the idea of a local multi-use path system, which was a highly supported project that emerged from the Local Street Plan Process.

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