Long the responsibility of the police, OakDOT will now be in charge of towing broken cars from the roads.
Road safety group wants $20 million moved from police to transportation department budget
Members of Traffic Violence Rapid Response argue infrastructure improvements will save more lives than money spent on policing.
The road ahead: A conversation with Fred Kelley, Oakland’s new transportation director
Kelley, who took over OakDOT this summer, said he plans to continue leading the department to make streets safer for everyone.
In Eastmont Hills, mixed reactions to plans for new neighborhood stairways
Some fear the pathways will increase crime and violence nearby. Others support connecting neighbors and building community.
Fixing Oakland’s roads: A conversation with transportation director Ryan Russo
OakDOT was created in 2016 with money and a mandate to make the city’s roadways safer. We sat down with the agency’s director to better understand its current priorities and challenges.
Oakland could soon reduce speed limits on dangerous streets. Will that make them safer?
A new state bill makes it easier for cities to lower speed limits. Some Oakland officials are optimistic it can reduce collisions, but others are skeptical.