Transportation Plan on Table

The City of Alameda will present its draft Active Transportation Plan at a Virtual Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 29. The City of Alameda is continuing to work on an Active Transportation Plan. Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation that promotes physical activity. This includes walking, biking and skating, as well as using a wheelchair, a mobility scooter, an electric bike or a skateboard. The city’s plan aims to make life easier for anyone walking or riding anything that can legally use the Island City’s sidewalks, bicycle lanes or paths.

Over the years, the city has adopted plans, policies and guidelines to shape the development of an active-transportation infrastructure. For example, Alameda is also working to make its streets safer for all road users. For example, the city has designed and built separated bicycle lanes on Fernside Boulevard and Shore Line Drive, had finished segments of the Cross Alameda Trail and has developed “Complete Streets,” for portions of Central Avenue, which includes dedicated bicycle lanes.

Alameda County’s transportation sales-tax measures passed by the voters in 2000 — Measure B — and renewed until 2045 in 2014 — Measure BB — provide much of the funding for the Active Transportation Plan. Find out about the many current capital projects underway and all of the existing transportation plans and policies on the City’s Transportation web page.

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