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File #: 2015-1372   
Type: New Business
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 2/25/2015
Title: Provide Feedback on Recommended Approach to Citywide Transportation Delivery Strategy
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1_Transportation Implementation Effort_Final, 2. Exhibit 2 - City of Alameda Transportation Element
Title

Provide Feedback on Recommended Approach to Citywide Transportation Delivery Strategy

Body

Joint Transportation Commission and Planning Board Special Meeting
February 25, 2015
Item 4
Discussion

Provide Feedback on Recommended Approach to Citywide Transportation Delivery Strategy

Background

On January 21, 2015, the City Council directed staff to prepare an approach to a comprehensive Citywide transportation planning and implementation effort in response to a Council referral from Councilmember Daysog (Citywide Transportation Delivery Strategy). As part of the direction provided that evening, the City Council also expressed the importance of the City Council taking the lead in directing the work effort and of engaging relevant boards and commissions like the Transportation Commission and Planning Board in preparing the approach. The feedback provided at this evening's joint Transportation Commission and Planning Board meeting will be provided to the City Council verbally at the March 10, 2015 meeting.

Overall, the City has exceptional planning documents that provide a great framework for enhancing the City's mobility and that more attention is needed to implement capital projects and transportation demand management programs. Of greatest importance with regard to implementation are Citywide improvements, especially transit, bicycle and pedestrian.

The potential impacts of new housing development on local traffic congestion and quality of life is arguably the single most debated issue within the City due primarily to the fact that the City is an island with limited crossings to the mainland. Significant concerns have been expressed about new housing development planned for the City adding to the delays and congestion at the crossings and undermining the Alameda community's quality of life. These concerns about traffic and impacts to quality of life are not new. They have been discussed and debated for decades. The City's Trans...

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