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File #: 2020-7985   
Type: New Business
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 5/27/2020
Title: Recommendation to Approve the Updated Clement Avenue Safety Improvement Project Concept.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 Clement 30% Plans Update (Grand to Broadway Layout and Striping), 2. Exhibit 2 Clement Comments Compiled, 3. Item 5-A Public Comment

Recommendation to Approve the Updated Clement Avenue Safety Improvement Project Concept.


To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Transportation Commission


Staff is requesting Transportation Commission and City Council approval of the final design plans for the Clement Avenue Safety Improvement Project and Cross Alameda Trail improvements between Grand Street and Broadway.


The City of Alameda has been working for several years on a redesign of Clement Avenue and the Cross Alameda Trail between Alameda Point and the Miller-Sweeney Bridge. Parts of the Trail are complete, parts are under construction, and parts are still in the planning phase. The Clement Avenue Safety Improvement Project between Grand Street and Broadway is part of and consistent with a citywide focus on public safety, greenhouse gas reductions, transportation mode shift and climate resiliency.

Clement Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway is 48 to 50-foot wide, curb to curb, and has two travel lanes separated in the center by a single set of paved over railroad tracks, on-street parking along both sides of the street and no bike lanes. Excessive speeds averaging over 30 miles per hour, challenging crossings for pedestrians and a lack of bicycle facilities cause safety concerns along this segment of Clement Avenue, which averages over 8,000 vehicles per day. In the last five years, about 70 collisions have occurred.

The Clement Avenue project began in October 2016, when the City Council approved a federal grant application submittal to the Alameda County Transportation Commission, which the City won totaling over $5 million.

In June 2017, the City Council approved $641,000 from local and federal funding sources for fiscal years 2017 to 2019 for project approvals, environmental review and preliminary design.

In December 2018, the City Council approved the CDM Smith consultant contract for planning, environmental review and preliminary ...

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