Vision Zero Update: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 11/21

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The City is mourning the deaths of four people lost on Alameda streets this year, most recently Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, a longtime public servant and Alameda resident. We will pause to reflect on these losses on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this Sunday. In the meantime, we continue our work making the streets safer. This update contains the following:

This Sunday: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

On Sunday, Bike Walk Alameda will host an event on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, focusing on honoring victims of Alameda’s fatal crashes.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Sunday, November 21, 1:00 p.m.

City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

Event starts with a rally at City Hall, followed by a bicycle ride to lay flowers at 2021 fatal crash sites. More information on the BWA website.

Photo of four lit candles

Daylighting Coming to Lincoln, Oak, Park, Santa Clara, and Webster

The High Injury Corridor Daylighting Project is commencing its third phase. In the coming weeks, it will begin adding red curbs at intersections to increase visibility and safety along the following corridors:

  • Lincoln Avenue, Paru Street to Fountain Street
  • Park Street, Shore Line Drive to Blanding Avenue
  • Santa Clara Avenue, Park Street to Grove Street
  • Webster Street, Central Avenue to Stargell Avenue
  • Oak Street, Powell Street to Blanding Avenue

Vision Zero Action Plan & Slow Streets at Council Dec. 7

Cover page of the Vision Zero Action Plan dated November 3, 2021. Image of people walking across a street with vehicles stopped for them.

On December 7, City Council will consider adopting the five-year Vision Zero Action Plan, which sets an ambitious goal to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries by 2035. Achieving this goal will require ongoing community and Council support for traffic safety investments. Make your voice heard!

At the same meeting, City Council will also consider approving recommendations for the future of the Slow Streets program, including maintaining the existing 4.7 miles of Slow Streets for one year while making select enhancements.

Grand Street Project Public Meeting Dec. 9

The Grand Street Pavement Resurfacing and Safety Improvements Project will include smoother pavement, updated striping and signage, high visibility crosswalks, flashing beacons, a parking-protected bike lane near Wood School, enhanced bus stops by Shore Line Drive and Wood School, travel lane adjustments to reduce speeding, and more. Construction will take place in 2022. The City is hosting one public workshop and an online survey to learn about community priorities on this High Injury Corridor.

Grand Street Improvements Community Workshop

Mecartney/Island Public Meeting Dec. 1

The Mecartney Road/Island Drive Improvement Project aims to improve safety at this busy Bay Farm intersection. The City is considering four options: a roundabout, reduced footprint all-way stop, “do nothing”, or traffic signal. Based on analysis of the intersection and data on these configurations, the safest options are the roundabout and the reduced footprint all-way stop. Roundabouts reduce fatal and serious injury crashes by up to 90 percent when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections. Tell us what you think by joining the workshop or taking the survey.

Mecartney/Island Improvement Community Workshop

Coming soon: Lincoln/Marshall/Pacific Corridor Project

In early 2022, the City will launch the Lincoln/Marshall/Pacific Corridor Project, which spans over three miles of this High Injury Corridor from Broadway to Main Street. Subscribe to the mailing list to make sure you hear about opportunities to give your feedback as we design major improvements for this roadway. 

Map showing Lincoln/Marshall/Pacific corridor highlighted from Broadway to Main St

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