What is the Southside Complete Streets Project?
The Southside Complete Streets project will improve conditions for people walking, biking, riding transit, driving, and delivering goods and services in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood along Telegraph Avenue, Bancroft Way, Fulton Street, and Dana Street.
Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood has a rich history and a bright future as a community hub that serves many functions. The neighborhood is growing, and more people are walking, biking, taking transit, using rideshare, and having packages delivered. Today, Southside streets provide access to many vibrant local businesses, community and cultural destinations, healthcare, and multi-family and single-family residences. As the main gateway to UC Berkeley’s campus, many students, faculty, and staff rely on the Southside neighborhood for housing, food, and other daily needs.
The Southside Complete Streets Project will apply the vision and goals identified in previous planning efforts to create a cohesive street design. The goals of the project are to improve safety, comfort, and access for all users for decades to come. When implemented, the project will bring improvements for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit. These improvements will also support economic development and cultural vitality of the district.
The project is funded by Federal Aid grant funding from the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the California Department of Transportation.
What are Complete Streets?
A “Complete Street” is a street that serves people of all ages and abilities, no matter how you travel. “Complete Streets” is a transportation policy and design approach that states that streets should be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable travel and access.
There is no singular way to design a Complete Street. Each one is unique and responds to the surrounding context. A Complete Street may include: sidewalks, bike lanes, special bus lanes, comfortable and accessible public transportation stops, frequent and safe crossings, median islands, accessible pedestrian signals, curb extensions, narrower travel lanes, roundabouts, landscaping, and more.
This project will focus on Telegraph Avenue, Bancroft Way, Fulton Street, and Dana Street.
Conceptual Design & Public Engagement
Summer – Fall 2021: Data collection & analysis; begin public engagement
Fall 2021 – Late 2021: Develop and present design alternatives;
Fall 2021 – Late 2021: Ongoing public engagement
Late 2021 – Spring 2022: Finalize alternatives & complete conceptual design; conclude public engagement
Environmental & Detailed Engineering Design
Late 2021-Spring 2022: Environmental analysis and CEQA and NEPA documents
Spring 2022 – Early 2023: Develop detailed engineering design; technical stakeholder engagement; finalize construction plans
2023 – 2024: Construction
We will post updates and materials here as the project progresses. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City is currently prioritizing online engagement for the project. Check here for upcoming opportunities to participate in the project and give feedback.
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