Oakland Walks!

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Oakland Walks!

2017 Pedestrian Master Plan Update

The vision of Oakland’s 2017 Pedestrian Master Plan Update is simple: Oakland will

be a place where vibrant, safe and attractive streets give everyone the opportunity to

walk to their destinations and to enjoy the convenience and health benefits of walking.

Improving the walking environment in Oakland is important. Walking is one of the most

efficient and affordable methods of getting Oaklanders to school, work, transit, and

shopping. And creating a vibrant, connected pedestrian network can boost economic

activity, improve safety and sustainability, and support neighborhood vitality.

At the same time, improving walking in Oakland means addressing safety. In Oakland,

48 people were killed or injured while walking from 2008-2014 in collisions that steal

the lives, the loved ones, and the livelihoods of Oaklanders.

This Plan also considers equity, because these crashes did not occur evenly across

Oakland: they were concentrated in the City’s low income, most racially diverse

neighborhoods, where more people rely on walking to transit than anywhere else in

Oakland. These streets are on Oakland’s High Injury Network, and represent just 2%

of streets where 36% of pedestrian-involved collisions are concentrated.

Oakland will be a place

where vibrant, safe

and attractive streets

give everyone the

opportunity to walk to

their destinations and to

enjoy the convenience

and health benefits of

walking.

Oakland Public Library, 2016

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