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.
Oakland police say a man wanted for brandishing a gun fled officers this morning, setting off a deadly chase.
Kelley, who took over OakDOT this summer, said he plans to continue leading the department to make streets safer for everyone.
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.
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.
Potholes and other damage make Oakland’s roads unsafe. Not everyone thinks the city’s repair system works as well as it should.
It’s called “universal basic mobility,” and 500 low-income Oaklanders are in the pilot program.
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.
Russo submitted his resignation last week but will remain on the job until the summer to allow a smooth transition.
Five business districts will be selected to see reduced speeds in 2022, based on crash data and equity considerations.
Oakland’s pandemic-era program to reduce vehicle traffic in residential neighborhoods will likely end soon. But not everyone thinks it should.
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.
People in the neighborhood will be asked to weigh in on that question beginning in early 2022, as part of a broader effort to improve traffic safety there.