Kelley, who took over OakDOT this summer, said he plans to continue leading the department to make streets safer for everyone.
Some fear the pathways will increase crime and violence nearby. Others support connecting neighbors and building community.
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.
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.