Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Oakland

A Downtown Oakland for Everyone

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Egon Terplan is SPUR’s regional planning director. This piece is reprinted with permission from the October 2015 of The Urbanist. After years of struggling to attract investment, downtown Oakland is enjoying a renaissance. Organic, bottom-up growth and targeted public investment are resulting in new cultural events, art galleries, restaurants, bars and retail stores. The population […]
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Talking With Matt Nichols, Oakland’s New Transportation Policy Director

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Matt Nichols is Oakland’s newly hired policy director for infrastructure and transportation. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf created the position to shepherd her proposed reorganization of transportation planning, design, engineering, and construction into one department, and to oversee the creation of a cohesive transportation policy. Nichols has been in his new job for about two months, and he’s […]
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What Oakland Mayor’s Proposal for a Department of Transportation Means

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This week, Streetsblog California takes a look at changes occurring in Oakland, California, related to the way the city plans and implements transportation projects. Today, Ruth Miller, a local planner, former Streetsblog contributor, and a member of Transport Oakland, writes about what the formation of a Department of Transportation will mean for Oakland. Later this […]