West Oakland Link
The West Oakland Link is a proposed 1.1-mile-long elevated pedestrian and bicycle pathway that will link West Oakland to Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline park and the SF Bay Trail.
The West Oakland Link will increase public safety by enabling residents of West Oakland and the greater East Bay to bike and walk on a structure that is separated from the truck and rail traffic in that area.
The Link will connect Mandela Parkway in West Oakland with key parts of the San Francisco Bay Trail: the Bay Bridge East Span path, Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline (formerly Gateway Park) and Treasure Island. The Link is part of the planned Bay Skyway project that will create a pedestrian and bicycle path between the East Bay and downtown San Francisco.
West Oakland Link Public Meeting June 29, 2022
The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will host a virtual public meeting for the West Oakland Link project Wednesday, June 29 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Attendees will learn more about the proposed project, including the planning timeline, funding and opportunities for public input. Register for the public meeting today at bit.ly/wolmeeting.
Project Support & Funding
The projected $65 million project is supported by the Bay Area Toll Authority, Alameda County Transportation Commission, the City of Oakland and Caltrans.
The proposed project is planned to be implemented in phases, based on the availability of State and other funds.
West Oakland Link Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Documents (June 2022)
The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration environmental document was released on June 15, 2022. Read the documents below.
Public comments on this California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document will be accepted from June 15 through July 14, 2022. Submit comments using the form at the bottom of this page, or email Gavin Lohry at email@example.com with the subject line "West Oakland Link Initial Study."
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- Notice of Intent
- Front Matter
- Chapter 1: Proposed Project
- Chapter 2: CEQA Environmental Checklist
- Chapter 2.1: Aesthetics
- Chapter 2.2: Agriculture and Forest Resources
- Chapter 2.3: Air Quality
- Chapter 2.4: Biological Resources
- Chapter 2.5: Cultural Resources
- Chapter 2.6: Energy
- Chapter 2.7: Geology and Soils
- Chapter 2.8: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Chapter 2.9: Hazards and Hazardous Materials
- Chapter 2.10: Hydrology and Water Quality
- Chapter 2.11: Land Use and Planning
- Chapter 2.12: Mineral Resources
- Chapter 2.13: Noise
- Chapter 2.14: Population and Housing
- Chapter 2.15: Public Services
- Chapter 2.16: Recreation
- Chapter 2.17: Transportation
- Chapter 2.18: Tribal Cultural Resources
- Chapter 2.19: Utilities and Service Systems
- Chapter 2.20: Wildfire
- Chapter 2.21: Mandatory Findings of Significance
- Chapter 3: References
- Chapter 4: Preparers
- Appendix A-1: Air Quality Analysis
- Appendix A-2: Air Quality Analysis
- Appendix B: Review of West Oakland Health Impact Studies
- Appendix C-1: Transportation Impact Analysis
- Appendix C-2: Errata for the West Oakland Link
- Appendix D: California Native Plant Society's Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California
- Appendix E: California Natural Diversity Database List of Sensitive Species
- Appendix F: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service List of Threatened and Endangered Species
- Appendix G-1: Cultural Resources Background Information
- Appendix G-2: Cultural Resources
- Appendix H: Preliminary Foundation Report
- Appendix I-1: Water Quality Assessment Report
- Appendix I-2: Water Quality Technical Errata
- Appendix J-1: Noise and Vibration Background
- Appendix J-2: Noise and Vibration Technical Errata
- Appendix K: Visual Impact Assessment