Title 176b83b51c0f9baf5d60f10178040cff98d2a32a945ba8d4cb618412e6bc1740

Project:

Lakeside Family Streets

Checklist:

Lakeside Family Streets - Harrison Street   

Name:
Lakeside Family Streets - Harrison Street
    
Description:
The Harrison Street portion of the Lakeside Family Streets project will implement a raised median buffered two-way cycle track on the eastern side of Harrison between 20th and Grand. From Grand to 2yth Street on Harrison, the project will implement parking protect bikeways. At Grand/Harrison, the project will implement a protect intersection for bicylists. The project also reduces pedestrian crossing distances, and installs in-lane bus boarding islands with separated bikeway treatments.
    
Status:
Approved
    
Project:
Lakeside Family Streets
    
Location:
Oakland
    
Contact Name:
Bruce Williams
    
Contact Email:
bwilliams@oaklandnet.com
    
Contact Phone:
5102387229
    
Contact Address:

250 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

    
1a: What bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are currently included on the facility or on facilities it intersects or crosses? Please check all that apply.
    
Class I bicycle paths
Class II bicycle lanes
Class III bicycle routes
Class IV bikeways
Bicycle boxes
Raised separated bikeways
Bicycle Boulevards
Bicycle parking
Sidewalks on one side or both sides of street
Marked crosswalks
Protected intersection
Painted conflict zones
Narrow unpaved path
Pedestrian-actuated traffic signals or routine pedestrian cycle
Bulb-outs
Bicycle actuated traffic signals or routine bicyclist cycle
High visibility crosswalks
Pedestrian-level lighting
ADA-compliant ramps
Traffic signal push buttons
Refuge islands on roadways
Transit shelter
Wide curb lanes
Right turn only lanes
Transit vehicle stops
Pedestrian countdown signals
Way-finding or directional signage
None

     
: Other
    
Sharrow

     
: Please provide specifics of any items checked above.
    
There are bike lanes on each approach of Grand Avenue, but no bike lanes on Harrison north of Grand. Northbound bicyclists on Harrison are relegated to a shared lane surrounded by three 12-foot travel lanes. Currently, bicyclists must make a 50-foot lateral move across 3 lanes of vehicle traffic to make a left turn off Harrison onto Grand. Downtown-bound bicyclists making left turn from Grand Avenue must cross two lanes of downhill traffic and enter one of two left turn pockets. In addition to 95-foot crossings on each leg of the Harrison & Grand intersection, pedestrians on the Lake Merritt side of the intersection must also cross a vehicular slip lane designed for vehicle speeds of 30mph. Curb ramps do not exist in several locations within the project area (such as Harrison & 23rd).

     
1b: If there are no existing pedestrian or bicycle facilities, how far from the proposed project are the closest parallel bikeways and walkways?
    
0-1/4 mile
1/4 mile to 1/2 mile
1/2 mile to 1 mile
1+ mile

     
1c: Please indicate needed pedestrian, bicycle, or transit improvements in the project area that staff or the public have identified
    
Improved lighting
sidewalks
Improve intersections
Mid-block crossings
Accommodations for the elderly or disabled or school age children
School age children
Transit shelters
ADA facilities
Widened curb lanes
Bicycle parking
Traffic signals responsive to bicycles
Shorter vehicular traffic signal cycles
Addressing choke points or gaps in pedestrian or bicycle
RR crossings
Bike racks on busses
Widened or better-lit under crossings
Removed slip lanes
Right turn only lanes
None

     
: Other
    
completed bicycle lane routes that are physically separated from moving vehicles, facilitated left turn movements for bicyclists at intersections, floating bus boarding islands, reduction of pedestrian crossing distances, curb ramps, intersection redesign, and optimization of signal timing

     
1d: Please describe the overall context of the project area:
    
The project frames the northwestern edge of Lake Merritt, Oakland's crown jewel and a popular location for biking, walking, picnicking, and rowing for East Bay residents. The project is 0.3 mile from the 19th Street BART Station and is adjacent to Snow Park, which will be rehabilitated through a federally funded project in 2016/17 (Lakeside Green Streets). The project is adjacent to community activity centers, such as the Veteran's Memorial Building at Grand & Harrison which is home to the Downtown Oakland Senior Center and the Lake Merritt Dance Center, a community non-profit that hosts dances and dance classes. The project also dramatically improves pedestrian and bicycle access for students at St. Paul's Episcopal School, a K-8 school with approximately 360 students, and Westlake Middle School, with approximately 475 students in grades 6-8. The project is also adjacent to faith communities at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Word Assembly, and Seventh Church of Christ the Scientist.

     
1e: What existing challenges could the proposed project improve for bicycle, pedestrian, or transit travel in the vicinity of the proposed project?
    
Unresponsive signals to bicycles
Lack of bicycle parking
Freeway on-off ramps
Narrow curb lanes
Choke points
RR crossings
No bike racks on buses
Wide roadway crossings
Long signal cycles which require pedestrians to wait long periods of time
Short signal crossing times
Narrow undercrossings, overcrossings
Slip lanes
Sidewalk obstruction or missing sidewalk
Pedestrian-level lighting
Lack of ADA compliant facilities
Lack of Transit vehicle stops

     
: Other
    
Lack of bicycle lanes, bus/bike conflicts

     
2a: What trip generators (existing and future) are in the vicinity of the proposed project that might attract walking or bicycling customers, employees, students, visitors or others?
    
Educational institutions
Transit stations
Senior centers
High-density land uses
Downtowns
Shopping areas
Medical centers
Major public venues
Government buildings
Parks

     
: Other
    

     
3a: Have you considered collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians along the route of the facility?
    
Yes

     
: If so, please provide the number of collisions and describe the outcomes of each:
    
Since 2010, five pedestrians and nine bicyclists have been hit in this project area, with six bicyclists hit at the intersection of Harrison & Grand alone. Comparatively, the intersection of Harrison & Grand is among the 27 intersections in Oakland with the greatest number of pedestrian collisions. Grand Avenue between Harrison and Bay Place is within a corridor that is among the 27 corridors with the greatest number of pedestrian collisions per lane mile.

     
: If so, what resources have you consulted?
    
California Highway Patrol SWTRS Database

     
4a: Do any adopted plans call for the development of bicycle or pedestrian facilities on, crossing or adjacent to the proposed facility/project?
    
City or town bicycle plan
Countywide bicycle plan
City or town pedestrian plan
Countywide pedestrian plan
Combined bicycle and pedestrian plan
ADA transition plan
General plan
Specific plan
Regional transportation Plan
Sales tax expenditure plan
Station area access plan
No plans

     
: Other
    
Countywide Multimodal Arterial Plan, City Public Works's Urban Greening Retrofit Plan, City Energy and Climate Action Plan, Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan

     
: Is the proposed project consistent with these plans?
    
Yes

     
5a: Do any local, statewide or federal policies call for incorporating bicycle and/or pedestrian facilities into this project?
    
Caltrans Deputy Directive 64
Caltrans Highway Design Manual (Chapter 1000)
ACR 211
MUTCD 2003
MUTCD California supplement
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
MTC Pedestrian Districts Study
None
more

     
: Other
    
Alameda County Complete Streets Policy

     
: If so, have the policies been followed?
    
Yes

     
5b: N/A
    
No

     
5c: If this project includes a bicycle and/or pedestrian facility, which applicable design standards or guidelines have been followed?
    
AASHTO bicycle and pedestrian design guides
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
Caltrans Design Information Bulletin 89
Caltrans Highway Design Manual
Caltrans California MUTCD
Caltrans Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities in California
FHWA MUTCD
ITE Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
N/A - no bicycle or pedestrian facilities included
None

     
6a: What comments have been made regarding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations at BPAC, stakeholder, or public meetings at which the proposed project has been discussed?
    
The Oakland Bicyclist and Pedestrian Commission has commented that this project "would build on the successes of the Lakeside Green Street project to pioneer world-class facilities for all users in the heart of Oakland." Bike East Bay has also expressed support for this project.

     
: How have you responded to comments received?
    
Prioritized projects accordingly.

     
7a: What accommodations, if any, are included for bicyclists and pedestrians in the proposed project design?
    
Class I bicycle paths
Class II bicycle lanes
Class III bicycle routes
Class IV bikeways
Bicycle boxes
Raised separated bikeways
Bicycle Boulevards
Bicycle parking
Sidewalks on one side or both sides of street
Widened sidewalks
Marked crosswalks
Protected intersection
Painted conflict zones
Narrow unpaved path
Pedestrian-actuated traffic signals or routine pedestrian cycle
Bulb-out
Bicycle actuated traffic signals or routine bicyclist cycle
High visibility crosswalks
Pedestrian-level lighting
ADA-compliant ramps
Traffic signal push buttons
Refuge islands on roadways
Transit shelters
Wide curb lanes
Right turn only lanes
Transit vehicle stops
Pedestrian countdown signals
Way-finding or directional signage
None

     
: Other
    
Separated bus boarding islands, left turn faciliation for bikes

     
8a: Will the proposed project remove an existing bicycle or pedestrian facility or block or hinder bicycle or pedestrian movement?
    
No

     
: If yes, please describe situation in detail.
    
N/A

     
8b: If the proposed project incorporates neither bicycle nor pedestrian facilities, or if the proposed project would hinder bicycle or pedestrian travel, list reasons why the project cannot be re-designed to accommodate these facilities.
    
N/A

     
: Was a road diet or car parking removal considered?
    
The project area already has bike lanes and this project will create protected bike lanes. Therefore, it will not require additional road diet.

     
: What would be the cost of the added bicycle and/or pedestrian facility?
    
0

     
: If the proposed project incorporates bicycle or pedestrian improvements, what proportion is the bicycle and/or pedestrian facility of the total project cost?
    
65

     
: If right-of-way challenges are the reason for the hindrance, please explain the analysis that led to this conclusion.
    
N/A

     
9a: How will access for bicyclists and pedestrians be maintained during project construction?
    
Alternative signed bicycle route
Alternative signed pedestrian route
Separated pedestrian pathway
Other

     
: Other
    

     
10a: What agency will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the facility?
    
When completed, this project will be sustained and maintained by Oakland Department of Transportation through incorporation of the project into the agency's long-term maintenance program.

     
10b: How will ongoing maintenance be budgeted?
    
Oakland's transportation infrastructure is maintained primarily through budgetary allocation in the City's biennial budget. Primary sources for maintenance are state gas tax funds along with General Fund sources. Other sources of funding for maintenance include Development Impact Fees, a new policy implemented in 2016 that dedicates fee revenue from development to fund transportation and infrastructure improvements.