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File #: 2022-2055   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 5/25/2022
Title: Recommend City Council Approval of the Grand Street Improvement Project Concept (Robert Vance, City Engineer and NCE/Fehr & Peers staff) (Action Item)
Attachments: 1. Street Configuration (Alternative), 2. Proposed Street Configuration (Recommendation), 3. 2022 Survey - GrandStreet Questionnaire April 2022, 4. 2022 Survey - GrandStreet Results April 2022, 5. Grand St Community Workshop #2 Notes May 6 2022, 6. Grand St Transportation Commission May 25, 2022 PowerPoint, 7. Correspondence – Batch 1, 8. Correspondence - Batch 2, 9. Correspondence - Batch 3, 10. Correspondence - Batch 4
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Recommend City Council Approval of the Grand Street Improvement Project Concept (Robert Vance, City Engineer and NCE/Fehr & Peers staff) (Action Item)
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To: Honorable Chair and Members of the Transportation Commission

BACKGROUND

The City has identified Grand Street between Shore Line Drive and Encinal Avenue as a high priority for safety and mobility improvements. City staff is working with NCE and Fehr & Peers to develop construction plans for the street. The Grand Street Resurfacing and Safety Improvement Project is partially funded by the second round of the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG 2) program, administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), which distributed federal transportation funding from the Federal Highway Administration to projects and programs throughout the Bay Area.

The project area is approximately 0.7 miles long and is a major north-south multimodal corridor. It is also a high-injury corridor with high crash intersections at Otis Drive and at Shore Line Drive according to the City's Vision Zero Action Plan. Wood Middle School, Rittler Park and the Alameda shoreline are adjacent to Grand Street, and Franklin Elementary School, Franklin Park, and St. Joseph's Elementary School are within 1/4 mile of Grand Street. Grand Street connects with existing bicycle facilities on Shore Line Drive and Otis Drive and will connect with future bike lanes on Encinal Avenue that Caltrans will install in the next year. AC Transit currently serves Grand Street between Shore Line Drive and Otis Drive.

For the Grand Street project goals, the City seeks to:
* Improve Alameda's pavement condition for enhanced street operations and user experience, and to reduce future maintenance costs.
* Promote safety by prioritizing Vision Zero, which the City Council approved as a policy in 2019 to reduce traffic deaths and severe injuries to zero.
* Improve mobility for all modes, including AC Transit buses.
* Comply with existing plans and polic...

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