Residents now organizing for safer streets echo similar calls made in the past by the Black Panthers, disability rights activists, and East Oakland Latinos.
Tag: Oakland’s dangerous roadways
An investigative and explanatory series looking into traffic and pedestrian safety in our city.
A movement against traffic violence rises in Oakland
A resident-led ‘rapid response’ group has been following tragic collisions with street protests, building solidarity with impacted communities.
AC Transit and BART board candidates debate free fares, mask mandates, accessibility
Transit candidates shared their platforms at a forum focused on issues relevant to seniors and people with disabilities. Here’s what they said.
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.
Oakland residents cheer new catalytic converter law, but some worry it won’t end thefts
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.
East Bay Greenway promises a walkable path from Oakland’s Lake Merritt to South Hayward
The latest in bike and pedestrian safety improvements will connect communities in East Oakland.
East Bay Bike Party cyclists reeling from reckless driver incident
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.
Busted streets, new bike paths: 10 big transportation projects Oakland is working on right now
From East to West Oakland and Fruitvale in between, city engineers and construction workers are hard at work.
Traffic pollution is increasing health care costs for Oakland seniors, study finds
New research shows that seniors living near high-traffic roadways, including Oakland’s I-880 and I-580, experience more health problems.
Oakland wants to reduce sidewalk parking. Some car owners are pushing back
Vehicles blocking sidewalks are a common obstacle, forcing pedestrians into roads.
Senior and disability advocates want a North Oakland intersection made more pedestrian friendly
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.
Streets north of Lake Merritt are in line to get protected bike lanes and other safety upgrades
Harrison and 27th Street in Oakland would be rebuilt with bicyclist and pedestrian safety in mind.
A deadly collision raises questions about the dangers of police pursuits
Oakland police have one of the strictest policies against chasing people. They also have a history of contributing to violent collisions during pursuits.
14th Street redesign approved following a deadly hit-and-run
Some criticized the city for taking 8 years to build a safer 14th Street. The council also approved parking meters at Lake Merritt.
City reduces speed limit around Oakland schools to 15 mph
Slower speeds reduce serious injuries and fatalities from vehicle collisions, but advocates say more must be done.
Oakland residents call for street safety improvements
Following a bicyclist’s death, Santa Fe-Bushrod residents protested at an especially dangerous intersection.
Navigating Oakland’s dangerous routes to school
Getting to school should be safe. We followed two families to experience the problem infrastructure and dangerous driving they deal with daily.
How bad are Oakland’s roads? AC Transit drivers have stories to tell
Busted streets and the city’s dangerous traffic can take an enormous toll on transit workers.
Who’s in charge of abandoned cars? OakDOT will take over from Oakland police
Oakland’s transportation agency wants to get junk cars off the streets faster, and more fairly.
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.