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Broadway Betterment Traffic Safety Improvement Project

Safety improvements for people walking and biking on Broadway between Embarcadero and 6th St



The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is proposing traffic safety improvements on Broadway between Embarcadero and 6th Street in Jack London Square as part of a routine pavement rehabilitation project. Currently, Broadway is part of Oakland's High Injury Network, meaning it has a high rate of serious and fatal crashes. These are mostly due to speeding and poor pedestrian visibility.

The proposed safety improvements to Broadway include a new all-way stop at 2nd Street, high visibility crosswalks, parking-separated mobility lanes, and pedestrian safety zones. These improvements will make it easier for pedestrians to cross the street, reduce speeding, provide a safe place for people to bike and ride scooters away from the sidewalk, and help prevent traffic crashes.

Painted pedestrian safety zones narrow the street crossing and make people walking more visible. They also create space for public art. All crossings will be upgraded with corner extensions and new crosswalk paint.

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