The city is reducing speeds on major streets to increase safety and prevent deadly car collisions.
We interviewed the candidates and examined their records to learn how they might invest in more equitable transportation systems.
Residents now organizing for safer streets echo similar calls made in the past by the Black Panthers, disability rights activists, and East Oakland Latinos.
A resident-led ‘rapid response’ group has been following tragic collisions with street protests, building solidarity with impacted communities.
Transit candidates shared their platforms at a forum focused on issues relevant to seniors and people with disabilities. Here’s what they said.
Kelley, who took over OakDOT this summer, said he plans to continue leading the department to make streets safer for everyone.
A bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom regulates the recycling of catalytic converters to prevent thefts, a problem that’s been rampant in the East Bay.
The latest in bike and pedestrian safety improvements will connect communities in East Oakland.
Organizers of the monthly ride—which often traverses Oakland and Berkeley—say it’s just another example of aggressive behavior by people behind the wheel.
From East to West Oakland and Fruitvale in between, city engineers and construction workers are hard at work.
New research shows that seniors living near high-traffic roadways, including Oakland’s I-880 and I-580, experience more health problems.
Vehicles blocking sidewalks are a common obstacle, forcing pedestrians into roads.
55th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way is missing accessible pedestrian signals and digital signs that let people know how much time they have left to cross.
Harrison and 27th Street in Oakland would be rebuilt with bicyclist and pedestrian safety in mind.
Oakland police have one of the strictest policies against chasing people. They also have a history of contributing to violent collisions during pursuits.
Some criticized the city for taking 8 years to build a safer 14th Street. The council also approved parking meters at Lake Merritt.
Slower speeds reduce serious injuries and fatalities from vehicle collisions, but advocates say more must be done.
Following a bicyclist’s death, Santa Fe-Bushrod residents protested at an especially dangerous intersection.
Getting to school should be safe. We followed two families to experience the problem infrastructure and dangerous driving they deal with daily.
Busted streets and the city’s dangerous traffic can take an enormous toll on transit workers.