3/21 & 3/22: Clement/Tilden, 2023 Transportation Priorities, Bike/Ped Bridge, and Regional Rail

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What's Happening in Transportation in 2023?


Share your thoughts on the future of transportation in Alameda! Mark your calendars for the City Council (CC) meeting on Tuesday, March 21; and the Transportation Commission (TC) meeting on Wednesday, March 22. You can join in person or via Zoom, or email comments prior to the meetings.

Clement/Tilden (CC 3/21)

After a year of development and public engagement and the successful City Council Site Tour on March 15, the City Council will consider approving a design concept and consultant agreement for the Clement Ave/Tilden Way Project. The concept uses the abandoned railroad right-of-way to extend the Cross Alameda Trail between Broadway and the Fruitvale Bridge and improve truck and bus routes. It includes walkways and bikeways, a road diet, a westbound Clement Avenue extension, open space, a dog park, stormwater gardens, bus stop and lighting improvements, and a roundabout at the Blanding/Tilden/Fernside intersection. 

Clement Tilden Site Visit - photo of Mayor and City Manager surrounded by people outside. Mayor is smiling and listening to someone speak.

Transportation Annual Report (CC 3/21)

On March 21, the City Council will also consider accepting the Transportation 2022 Annual Report and 2023 Work Plan (see highlights below), including the Vision Zero Annual Report, along with the Housing and Climate Action reports. Please consider sharing your thoughts about the priorities for this year.

-> 2022 Transportation Accomplishments

Highlights of the 2022 transportation accomplishments listed in the Annual Report (page 75) include:

See last week's 2022 Transportation Facts bulletin for more!

Map showing 113 intersections where street safety improvements were constructed in 2022

-> 2023 Transportation Priorities

The Annual Report also includes an ambitious 2023 Work Plan (page 80), which sets priorities for our limited staff time and resources. Make sure to view the 2023 Transportation Capital Projects map to see where construction and design work are happening this year! Highlights include:

2023 Transportation Capital Work Program Map - sample snippet

Rail to Alameda? Link21 Update (TC 3/22)

Sponsored by the BART and the Capitol Corridor, Link21 is planning the future of the regional passenger rail network, including a potential new transbay rail crossing. Link21 staff will provide an update and hear input on March 22.

Oakland Alameda Bike/Ped Bridge Update (TC 3/22)

Alameda, in partnership with the City of Oakland, is moving forward with the next phase of planning and early design work for the Oakland Alameda Estuary Bridge, a new bicycle and pedestrian connection that is over 15 years in the making. Three corridors and possible landings are now being refined, along with bridge height and type. Once designed, funded, and constructed, the Bridge will provide an alternative to the deficient Posey Tube path and connect west Alameda with Jack London Square, Downtown Oakland, and transit stops and stations. This free, above-ground crossing is anticipated to have over 5,000 crossings a day, and is expected to eliminate 40,000 motor vehicle trips that traverse through equity priority communities in Oakland. This phase of work is fully funded by Alameda County transportation sales tax funds – Measure BB.

Mockup image of a bike/ped bridge across the Alameda/Oakland estuary

Upcoming Events

Check the transportation webpage for upcoming events! Also make sure you've subscribed to the relevant mailing lists so you hear about them. Here are transportation events in March and April:


Traffic Safety Open House