Oakland’s transportation agency wants to get junk cars off the streets faster, and more fairly.
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An investigative and explanatory series looking into traffic and pedestrian safety in our city.
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.
No more free parking at Lake Merritt?
The city could install meters with “flex” pricing to deal with crowding and other impacts.
Bancroft Avenue in East Oakland could get a bike and pedestrian greenway
Oakland seeks millions in state funds for new paths and protective boulders on one of our most dangerous streets.
Why is it so hard to fix Oakland streets in an emergency?
Potholes and other damage make Oakland’s roads unsafe. Not everyone thinks the city’s repair system works as well as it should.
Oakland’s 14th Street is in line for a total makeover
The project would reduce vehicle lanes from 4 to 2 and add protected bicycle lanes. There’s still time for public input.
Oakland is testing what happens when you give people $300 to ride the bus￼
It’s called “universal basic mobility,” and 500 low-income Oaklanders are in the pilot program.
San Pablo Avenue’s massive redesign is entering a new phase. Here’s where it stands
New bike and bus lanes in Oakland and Emeryville, and upgraded bus stops in Berkeley, are among the new features being planned for the thoroughfare in Alameda County.
Oakland Transportation Department Director Ryan Russo stepping down
Russo submitted his resignation last week but will remain on the job until the summer to allow a smooth transition.
Lower speed limits on some Oakland streets, coming this year
Five business districts will be selected to see reduced speeds in 2022, based on crash data and equity considerations.
‘Slow Streets’ to wind down in coming weeks, says OakDOT
Oakland’s pandemic-era program to reduce vehicle traffic in residential neighborhoods will likely end soon. But not everyone thinks it should.
What is Oakland doing to enforce traffic laws? You asked, so we explored
Oakland’s roadways are dangerous, and many residents we surveyed believe a lack of enforcement is partly to blame. Others are skeptical that policing can reduce collisions.
Heavy rain brings a flood-watch warning for Oakland
The National Weather Service issued the warning for much of the Bay Area, starting Monday at 4 p.m.
Oakland has a shortage of school crossing guards
Oakland’s Department of Transportation has struggled this year to hire new guards, who play a key role in keeping elementary students safe around their schools.
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.
Cameras, cops, and red light-running: Can Oakland solve its collision problem?
We decided to take a look at the history of camera enforcement and other possible solutions.
A drunk driver crashed into a popular Oakland market. Now, it’s struggling to survive
Every year, cars destroy a handful of small businesses, upending shop owner’s lives and revealing street safety issues.
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.
Oakland’s roadways are among the deadliest in California. Help us investigate why
Over the next 8 months, we’ll be taking a deep dive into why our streets are so dangerous and what can be done about it.
Oakland will keep its protected bicycle lanes on Telegraph Avenue
But the years-long pilot project stoked conflicts between different communities and revealed problems with the city’s transportation planning process.