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Projects on Local Roads May Face One Less Delay With Senate Bill 760

June 08, 2018

In September of 2015, the City of Oakland installed bike lanes on Chetwood Street, a local road that includes an overpass over a Caltrans highway. Oakland’s project design included six-foot wide bike lanes and 10-foot mixed traffic lanes, meeting local standards for bike safety and comfort. When they applied for the encroachment permit for the portion of the street that passed over the Caltrans freeway, Caltrans rejected the city’s design—just because Caltrans’ less bike-friendly standards required only 5-foot bike lanes and 11-foot mixed traffic lanes. The City of Oakland conducted a traffic count in order to apply for a design... Read more >>

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