- Safety Enhancements Project (Berkeley and Albany). This project will improve the safety for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing San Pablo Avenue and improve transit speed by installing high visibility crosswalks, flashing beacons, pedestrian signals, median refuge islands, upgraded lighting, accessible curb ramp upgrades, bulb outs at Rapid bus stops, and bus stop relocations.
- Parallel Bike Improvements Project (Berkeley, Albany, and North Oakland). This project will implement improvements along bike boulevard/neighborhood bikeway routes that run along and connect to San Pablo Avenue, including traffic calming, crossing treatments at busy streets, and signage/wayfinding.
- Bus and Bike Lanes Project (Oakland, Emeryville, and South Berkeley). This project will improve transit speed and reliability by converting one vehicle travel lane in each direction to a dedicated bus lane and provide new cycling connections by converting parking lanes to protected bike lanes. The project will also include intersection safety improvements, bus stop consolidation, and new loading zones.
The three projects were identified as part of an extensive Phase 1 corridor planning effort between 2017 and 2020, based on community preferences expressed within the different jurisdictions. See the Key Materials tab for fact sheets with more information on project schedule and the Project History tab for more information on past corridor planning efforts.
- March 9, 2022, 5:00 p.m.: AC Transit
- March 14, 2022, 11:30 a.m.: Alameda CTC Planning, Policy and Legislation Committee (PPLC)
- March 15, 2022, 7:15 p.m.: Emeryville City Council
- June 28, 2022, 10:30 a.m.: Oakland Public Works Committee
- July 19, 2022: Oakland City Council
- TBD: Berkeley Committee and/or Council
Phase 1 (2017-2020)Phase 1 of the San Pablo Avenue Corridor Project began in 2017 and concluded in 2020. Phase 1 explored a long-term vision for the San Pablo Avenue corridor from Oakland to the Cities of Richmond and San Pablo, traversing seven cities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Phase 1 evaluated a wide variety of configurations for San Pablo Ave., exploring what transportation modes could be accommodated within the limited right-of-way and trade-offs between different concepts. Given the limited right-of-way, each alternative required tough trade-offs. The in-depth public engagement process revealed that participants placed the highest priorities on making walking safer and the bus more reliable. There was also widespread support for safer bike facilities either on San Pablo Ave. or on nearby bike routes. The greatest support for significant changes to San Pablo Ave. was in Oakland and Emeryville, especially for a bus lane to make bus service faster and more reliable.
Phase 1 Summary Report
Phase 1 Public OutreachApproximately 3,900 people participated in the Phase 1 outreach process, which ran from fall 2017 to summer 2019. That process identified and refined long-term concepts and alternatives for the corridor and included:
- A map-based online survey that collected information about hotspots needing improvement along the Corridor
- An online survey to understand business access needs distributed to merchants throughout the Corridor
- An online survey to get feedback on priorities that elicited more than 2,000 responses; distributed at events, workshops, via email, and on social media
- A shorter intercept survey, conducted at busy locations along San Pablo Avenue that also sought feedback about priorities
- Pop-up outreach at neighborhood events, at which people could view illustrated concepts and provide feedback
- Community workshops where participants were asked to provide input about priorities and visions for the corridor
- Focus Group meetings with key stakeholders where participants completed reference matrices and staff took detailed notes to record qualitative feedback
- Phase 1 Outreach Report
- Phase 1 Concepts
- Phase 1 Key Benefits & Challenges of Concepts
- Phase 1 Parallel Bike Network Options
Phase 1 Existing Conditions Report
- Existing Conditions Report