A proposal to add bicycle lanes to Shoreline and Westline drives, and to reduce vehicle lanes to one in each direction, will get a second community airing Thurday evening.
A federal Highway Safety Improvement Program grant of $416,400, which received initial approval last year, would pay for the project.
To date, the reactions of Alameda residents to the proposal have been mixed.
According to city staff, written comments received prior to a May community meeting on the project tallied 34 in favor and 29 opposed. A report following the meeting noted 46 written comments in support, 20 opposed.
An showed 40 percent of readers (144 votes) supporting the idea and 59 percent (211 votes) opposed. the poll is non-scientific.
From a City of Alameda announcement
The Public Works Department invites the public to the second community meeting to discuss a potential project to restripe Shoreline Drive/Westline Drive to provide bike lanes.
When: Thursday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lum School’s Multi-Purpose Room (1801 Sandcreek Way at Otis Drive)
What: Modify striping on Shoreline Drive/Westline Drive to:
• Install bike lanes
• Reduce number of travel lanes
• Install up to 20 bicycle racks
• Install bus shelters on Shoreline Drive at Kitty Hawk Drive and on Grand Street at Shoreline Drive
• Provide shuttle bus landing area on Westline Drive south of Shorepoint Court
• Install up to two crosswalks
This community meeting will be a working session that will include a review of the comments and suggestions received from the community on the bike lane concept, a presentation of potential options that address the comments received from the community, and small group discussions where participants will be asked to review and develop alternatives on how to best proceed.
For more information on the project, please refer to the following web page under “Current Project Documents:” http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/City-Hall/Traffic-and-Transportation. Those unable to attend this working session may submit written comments to Gail Payne, Transportation Coordinator, at City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square, Room 110, Alameda, CA 94501 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All written comments will be part of the official public record. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Gail Payne by phone at (510) 747-7948.