In their budget memos, each councilmember prioritized infrastructure investments that could save lives by preventing “traffic violence.”
Tag: Public safety
Caltrans prepares for potential flooding of Oakland highways
Failed pumps along I-580 in East Oakland last week showed how local freeways are vulnerable to heavy rains.
Road safety group wants $20 million moved from police to transportation department budget
Members of Traffic Violence Rapid Response argue infrastructure improvements will save more lives than money spent on policing.
Bay Area cyclists organize solidarity ride following violent car attacks
More than 800 bike riders rallied in Oakland to demand safer streets and respect from drivers.
East Bay bicyclists frightened by string of recent car attacks
Cars are being used as “literal weapons,” bike advocates say. According to witnesses, cars chased, rammed, and doored bicyclists in separate incidents this weekend.
Slow Streets are returning to Oakland through neighborhood bike routes and paving projects
The city wants to slow down cars and bring bicyclists and pedestrians back on the streets.
Oakland will let shops fortify themselves against car crashes and smash robberies
The city plans to let stores set up ‘Jersey barriers’ to blockade themselves from the street.
Oakland installs parking meters at Lake Merritt amid gentrification concerns
Questions of accessibility and gentrification surround the new project
Family of man killed in Oakland police ‘ghost chase’ files lawsuit
Lolomanaia Soakai was struck by a man fleeing OPD officers who were allegedly conducting an unpermitted high-speed chase.
Oakland residents and city workers are hard at work patching potholes and other storm damage
Local transportation advocates say reporting potholes to the city is a good way to ensure they’re fixed. But staffing and resource limits do delay needed work.
The 35 people who lost their lives to traffic violence in Oakland last year
We spoke to their loved ones and examined public records to understand what happened to them.
Expect two more weeks of heavy rain in Oakland, say atmospheric scientists
Climate and weather experts explain the “bomb cyclone’s” behavior, its link to global warming, and how all this rain relates to the ongoing drought.
Stay off Oakland’s roads during the ‘bomb cyclone’ if you can
Authorities and driving experts say storm conditions will be dangerous. The city and county are working on keeping roads open.
Bay Bridge bike path on track for 2030
A dedicated bike and pedestrian trail connecting Oakland and San Francisco has been in the works for over a decade.
Street safety advocates want narrower roads. The fire department is opposed
Slowing traffic and more bike lanes is running up against another safety goal: fighting fires.
Bike advocate Dave Campbell announces he’s leaving the East Bay after 24 years
Campbell showed bicyclists how to organize to make streets safer for everyone. And he made advocacy fun.
Oakland plans to reduce speed limits in these business districts
The city is reducing speeds on major streets to increase safety and prevent deadly car collisions.
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.
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.