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.
Project Support & Funding
The projected $100 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.
Community Engagement Kickoff with West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Meeting dates are still being finalized, as they are dependent on the design process schedule. Check back soon for more information.
|Phase 1||9/12/2023||Community Engagement Kickoff|
|Phase 1||10/3/2023||Design Meeting #1: Design Overview|
|Phase 1||10/17/2023||Design Meeting #2: Streetscape, Intersections, Traffic Safety|
|Phase 1||10/25/2023||Design Meeting #3: Placemaking, Design, Historical Resources|
|Phase 1||11/8/2023||Design Meeting #4: Environmental Justice, Air Pollution, Public Health|
|Phase 2||2/2024||Design Update Meeting #1|
|Phase 2||6/2024||Design Update Meeting #2|
|Phase 3||9/2024||Design Update & Construction Phase Introduction Meeting|
|Phase 4||3/2025||Pre-Construction Phase Meeting|
The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration environmental document was released on June 15, 2022. Read the documents below.
- West Oakland Link Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (December 2022)
- West Oakland Link Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Appendices (October 2022)
- Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (December 2022)
- Response to the Public Comments on the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (October 2022)