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.

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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.

Meeting Materials

Community Engagement Kickoff with West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

Tentative Project Schedule

Meeting dates are still being finalized, as they are dependent on the design process schedule. Check back soon for more information.

Phase Date Event
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
West Oakland Link Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Documents

The Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration environmental document was released on June 15, 2022. Read the documents below.

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