What is the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard Multimodal Corridor project?
The East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard is an 8-mile arterial corridor that serves local and regional travel and traverses the City of San Leandro, unincorporated Alameda County, and the City of Hayward in Central Alameda County. Alameda CTC has worked with local jurisdictions to develop a vision and plan for making the corridor safer and more multimodal, and in spring 2021, the Alameda CTC Commission approved actions to advance near-term implementation of transit, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure improvements and coordinated placemaking features between the San Leandro BART Station and the South Hayward BART Station including roadways connecting to the BART stations along this segment.
The near-term recommendations (3-5 years, pending funding) of the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard Multimodal Corridor project are being implemented in combination with the East Bay Greenway Phase 1
project. The East Bay Greenway is a proposed regional trail that would link BART stations. Alameda CTC is the implementing agency for the 16-mile portion of the East Bay Greenway from Oakland to Hayward and is developing a Phase 1 of the project that provides an interjurisdictional, “all ages and abilities” active transportation facility connecting via City streets. Pending funding for construction, Alameda CTC seeks to implement regional bikeway, pedestrian safety, and transit speed and passenger comfort improvements within 3-5 years.
The East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard Multimodal Corridor project is a subset of the 30-mile East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard and Fremont Boulevard Multimodal Corridor project, a long-term vision approved by the Commission in July 2020. For more information and project status, see Project History tab.
Why are the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard Multimodal Corridor improvements needed?
- There are significant safety concerns along this corridor: 90% of the corridor is part of the countywide high-injury pedestrian network and 50% of the corridor is part of the high injury bicycle network.
- The majority of the corridor is located in Equity Priority Communities (EPC) per the Metropolitan Transportation Commission definition of 2021, including high rates of households that do not have access to a vehicle and rely on transit, bicycling, and walking.
- The corridor connects four BART stations, which provide regional connections for residents and employees of the study area.
- 28% of the trips made in the study area are two miles or less and 55% of trips are five miles or less, making them good candidates for transit and bike mode shift.
- Since 2014, over 4,000 new homes have been built or are moving through the approval process in the communities along the corridor. This is being accompanied with new commercial development complemented by local land use policies that support on-going investment along the E14th St/Mission Blvd These uses will increase pedestrian activity and the potential for increased transit ridership and bicycling. The combination of more mixed use and multimodal community will provide a great context for economic development along the corridor.
What led to the improvements being proposed?
Between 2018 and 2020, the E14th St /Mission and Fremont Blvd Corridor Project conducted baseline data collection, analysis, and community engagement to establish a long-term vision for the corridor. Through public outreach, we learned that residents of the area were concerned about vehicular speeding and safety. They also showed strong support for bicycle and pedestrian projects and transit service improvements that increase service reliability as well as the extension of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to the South Hayward BART station.
To deliver the near-term project, Alameda CTC is actively engaging with partner agencies which include San Leandro, Alameda County, Hayward, AC Transit, BART, and Caltrans in the development of conceptual improvements, environmental clearance, construction plans and engineering to deliver the project in 3-5 years, depending on funding.
Alameda CTC is conducting public outreach for the East Bay Greenway (EBGW) Phase I: E14 St/Mission Blvd Multimodal Corridor project to collect feedback on project advancement tasks that include conceptual designs for bike, pedestrian, rapid bus improvements and environmental clearance.
The following events are scheduled:
- Bay Fair Farmer’s Market – February 26, 2022, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- San Leandro BART station – March 3, 2022, 4-7 p.m.
- Popup in coordination with City of San Leandro Crosstown Corridors – March 19, 2022 (postponed due to rain)
- John Muir Middle School, 1444 Williams Street, San Leandro – Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Downtown Farmers Market, 300 Estudillo Avenue (San Leandro Main Library), San Leandro – Wednesday, April 6, 3-7 p.m.
- San Leandro High School, 2200 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro – Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Focus Groups
- Bike/Pedestrian/Transit Focus Group – Monday, April 18, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
- Business Focus Group – Thursday, April 21, 8-9 a.m.
Alameda CTC conducted door-to-door outreach to business owners along East 14th Street in San Leandro during March to understand parking and loading needs, and other improvements that could better serve project area businesses. In subsequent months, look for popups and focus groups. Check out our Facebook page
and send us a comment!
Materials Distributed at Public Outreach Events
- EBGW Phase I Outreach Boards (Winter 2022)
- EBGW Phase I Flyers (Winter 2022)
East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard and Fremont Boulevard Corridor Phase I
Phase I of the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard and Fremont Boulevard Corridor Project was completed between 2018 and 2020 and developed a long-term vision for this important interjurisdictional arterial corridor that passes through Central and Southern Alameda County (unincorporated Alameda County and the cities of San Leandro, Hayward, Union City and Fremont). The corridor provides key north-south connections throughout the inner East Bay paralleling Interstate 880 (I-880), while connecting with two major east-west bay crossing bridges (San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges) and major commute corridors to the Tri-Valley, including Niles Canyon (State Route 84) and Sunol Grade (Interstate 680). It is one of a limited number of north-south travel options in the central part of Alameda County serving local, regional and interregional trips. Significant land development and growth is occurring and planned for all along this corridor. This project built off existing planning and improvement efforts, conducted a detailed analysis of multimodal mobility within the corridor, and identified specific implementable short-, medium- and long-term improvements to advance them to project delivery.
Currently, the cities of Union City and Fremont are advancing projects that align with the long-term vision of the E14th St. Mission and Fremont Blvd Corridor, such as the Fremont Blvd Safe and Smart Corridor
and the Decoto Complete Streets Project
in Union City and Fremont.
Previous Fact Sheets
Prior Public Outreach
Prior public outreach for the E.14th Street/Mission and Fremont Boulevards Corridor project was conducted from spring 2018 through fall 2019 and included a variety of instruments and venues to inform the public and gather input. Feedback obtained from this public outreach helped define the long-term vision for this project. The following is a list of public outreach events:
- Map based online survey to collect information about locations that needed improvements. Approximately 660 visitors to the site left roughly 300 comments about 177 locations that needed improvements in the study area. This public feedback helped the project team identify the goals and objectives for the project
- Five focus groups along the project corridor and a community meeting in Fremont to collect information from specific groups, such as bike and transit riders, and community residents. A total of 48 members of the different communities participated in the focus groups. Feedback received at these meetings helped to refine the long-term alternatives for evaluation.
- Five Open Houses held at each of the jurisdictions adjacent to the corridor: San Leandro, Alameda County unincorporated areas of Ashland and Cherryland, Hayward, Union City and Fremont that were attended by 110 community members.
- Online workshop to gather additional input from members of the public who could not attend in person events. The purpose of this outreach was to gather feedback on the recommended multimodal long-term alternatives.
- Facebook Page where social media was used to disseminate project information and inviting the public to scheduled events. A project Facebook page was created and project events were posted there and on the Alameda CTC social media venues. To visit the project’s Facebook page, visit click here.
Phase I Report for the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard and Fremont Boulevard Corridor project