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Policy Detail

Policy Title Oakland Pedestrian Plan
Policy Number
Measure Type City Plan
Issue Area physical activity
Date Enacted 11/15/2002
Jurisdiction City
County Alameda County
City Oakland
State California
School District (none)
Legislative Entity City Council
Synopsis Establishes a Pedestrian Route Network to connect schools, libraries, parks, neighborhoods, and commercial districts and help to ensure that Oakland is a safe, convenient and attractive place to walk.
Brief Description
  • Aims to create a street environment that promotes pedestrian safety and accessibility.
  • Encourages improvement of pedestrian crossings and traffic signals, repair sidewalks and curb ramps and includes plans for walkways/bike lanes in future redevelopment projects.
  • Prioritizes safe walking routes to schools and transit.
  • Provides guidelines for improving the visual quality of streetscapes including lighting, trees, benches and directional signs.
  • Emphasizes land uses and site designs that make walking convenient and enjoyable.
Health Implications In addition to providing a safe, accessible and meaningful alternative to automobile travel, safe streets provide an important opportunity for physical activity, including walking and bicycling. Proximity to and perceived safety of walking and jogging paths has been associated with increased participation in physical activity. Regular physical activity, like walking, promotes physical and psychological health and protects against numerous health conditions including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, colon cancer and depression.
Policy Profile
Actual Policy Language Ch_4 Oakland Ped Plan.pdf
Appropriations 0
Funds Allocated 0
Funding Period Start
Funding Period End
Primary Contact Name Jason Patton
Primary Contact Title
Primary Contact Organization City of Oakland, Planning and Zoning Division
Primary Contact Phone 510-238-7049-
Primary Contact Email
KeyWords / Policy Target Bikeability, Walkability, Land Use/Planning/Zoning
ENACT Environment Community
Policy Status Adopted
Date Last Updated 07/03/2008
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