Clement / Tilden project moved from March 7 consent calendar to March 21 regular agenda
Join Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and City Councilmembers for a site tour of the proposed Clement Avenue/Tilden Way project on Wednesday, March 15. Meet at noon at the corner of Fernside Boulevard and Tilden Way.
To allow for more community participation, City staff postponed the Clement/Tilden concept agenda item from the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 7, to the Council meeting on Tuesday, March 21, and shifted the agenda item from the consent calendar to a regular meeting agenda item.
The Clement/Tilden project uses the abandoned railroad right-of-way at Clement Avenue and Tilden Way to extend the Cross Alameda Trail between Broadway and the Miller-Sweeney/Fruitvale Bridge and to improve the truck and bus routes. The concept includes bikeways and walkways with wayfinding signs, a road diet, a westbound Clement Avenue extension, open space, stormwater gardens, bus stop and lighting improvements, a dog park, and a roundabout at the Blanding/Tilden/Fernside intersection, which requires about six parking spaces to be removed on Fernside Boulevard.
Road diets reduce crashes up to 47%. Roundabouts reduce fatal and severe injury crashes up to 78% compared to traffic signals. This project, which had two rounds of public outreach, connects to the City’s Clement Avenue project and to the City of Oakland’s Fruitvale Avenue project. In 2017, the Alameda County Transportation Commission awarded a Measure BB grant to the City of Alameda totaling $8.4 million for the project, which totals $10 million with the local match. Construction is expected in mid-2024. See more details at the project web page on the City of Alameda website.
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