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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Oakland City Council Endorses BRT Routing for Further Study

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Image: AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit in the East Bay cleared an important hurdle yesterday as the Oakland City Council cast a unanimous vote in support of adopting a "locally preferred alternative" route. The route through Oakland would travel primarily on International Boulevard and Telegraph Avenue as part of a future AC Transit BRT corridor […]

Today’s Headlines

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Muni’s Streetcar #1 to Undergo $1.9 Million Renovation (SF Gate) Oakland Planning Commission to Consider Changing Zoning Rules (SF Gate) What Makes People Afraid of Urbanism? (TOW via Streetsblog.net) Fog City Journal: "Newsom Allies Maneuver to Appoint Mazzola to GG Bridge Commish" Public Meeting on Presidio Main Post Canceled (SF Gate, SF Citizen) BAAQMD Offers […]

New Planning-Savvy Advocacy Group Pushes for a People-Friendly Oakland

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A group of planning-savvy Oakland residents and workers has formed Transport Oakland to advocate for sustainable transportation and livable streets. With declining car traffic and exciting developments on the way like bike-share and bus rapid transit, the group says the growing East Bay port city could become a people-friendly mecca — given the right leadership. Transport Oakland […]