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File #: 2023-2763   
Type: Staff Communications
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 1/25/2023
Title: Staff Communications (Discussion)



Staff Communications (Discussion)




Transportation Commission Meeting

January 25, 2023


Item 3. Staff Communications (Discussion)


A. Meetings, Events, and Updates


EMBUD construction:

EBMUD is making emergency repairs to the Alameda sewer interceptor in Buena Vista Avenue, with various locations from 8th Street to Paru Street. Construction will continue through March 2023 (delayed due to weather). Details and contact information: <>


In late January EBMUD will begin constructing the Oakland Inner Harbor Pipeline Crossing Project. This will require a temporary laydown area that will impact several intersections along Mitchell Avenue and Marina Village Parkway between 5th Street and 1201 Marina Village Parkway. This portion of the work will be completed in spring 2023. In addition, the project includes open trench pipeline replacement along portions of Marina Village Parkway, Challenger Drive, Atlantic Avenue, and Sherman Street to the intersection of Sherman and Lincoln. These roads are expected to remain open to traffic and construction should be complete in late 2023/early 2024. Details and contact information:



Caltrans construction: Caltrans has started work on resurfacing and safety improvements on Encinal Avenue between Sherman Street and Broadway (State Route 61). The first phase of the work includes traffic signal improvements at seven intersections. Resurfacing is expected during the summer, and will include restriping the roadway from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, plus a center turn lane and striped bike lanes. Improvements to curb, gutter, and pedestrian ramps are also included in the project.


Parking meters: The City recently updated all single-space parking meters to 4G connection in order to continue the wireless connection needed to enable credit card payments. While that work is complete, some meter mechanisms are still out for screen repairs. Posted time limits still apply when meters are inoperable.


B. Transportation Commission Updates


Recent City Council Actions on Items Reviewed by the Transportation Commission:


On December 20, 2022, the City Council adopted the Active Transportation Plan with the following amendments:

                     Elevate the Eighth Street/Westline Drive bicycle and pedestrian trail project to the 2030 Low-Stress Backbone Network.

                     Retain existing Slow Street designations on Santa Clara Avenue and Orion Street until projects on parallel streets are complete.

                     Clarify that low-stress bicycling and walking facilities across the Miller-Sweeney (Fruitvale) Bridge can be implemented without bridge retrofit or replacement.


The January 17, 2023, City Council adopted the Street Classification Appendix of the General Plan Mobility Element with no amendments.


Upcoming Transportation Commission meetings:

                     Wednesday, February 15, 2023

                     Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Potential Future Transportation Commission Meeting Agenda Items:

                     Transportation 2022 Annual Report & 2023 Work Plan

                     Climate Action and Resiliency Plan 2022 Annual Report & 2023 Work Plan

                     Lincoln/Marshall/Pacific corridor design concept

                     Capital Improvement Plan

                     Link21 Update


C. Local Resources


Subscribe to transportation mailing lists: <>


Alameda transportation, traffic safety, and parking pages: <>


Alameda Active Transportation Plan: <>


Alameda SeeClickFix - City of Alameda platform for service requests and reporting street safety concerns: <>


Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools: <>


Adaptation - San Leandro Bay/Oakland-Alameda Estuary Working Group: <>


D. Transportation Resources


Get Around Alameda: <>


Alameda Short Hop Ferry - 10 minute hop between Main St Ferry Terminal in Alameda and Oakland Ferry Terminal: <>


All Aboard Bay Area Transit: <>


Clipper (adults) - order online or at Walgreens or set up autoload: <>


Clipper Discounts for youth, seniors and people with disabilities: <>


Clipper START program - discounts for low-income adults: <>


FasTrak or new toll tag for I-880 Express Lanes: online or at Walgreens and then register online: <>


E. Emergency Resources


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trainings: <>


Subscribe to Alameda Emergency Alerts: <>


Subscribe to Regional Emergency Transportation Alerts: <>