Oakland City Council Votes on Broadway Streetcar

On Tuesday, March 15th the Oakland City Council will vote on applying for an alternatives analysis grant for a streetcar linking Jack London Square, Downtown, Uptown, and MacArthur BART via Broadway. The Oakland Streetcar project presents a huge opportunity to revitalize Oakland’s economy and promote smart growth—a similar project in Downtown Los Angeles has been projected to stimulate $1.1 billion in additional investment and 2,500 housing units. Come show support for the project at the City Council meeting at 5:15pm, and stay updated on the project via the Oakland Streetcar website!

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SPUR Talk: Developing the Oakland Waterfront

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