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.
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An investigative and explanatory series looking into traffic and pedestrian safety in our city.
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.
What do we know about Slow Streets and safety? Here’s what data and residents have to say
We’re taking a look at what’s working, what’s not, and how the city has received feedback.