Attend Feb. 22 virtual meeting or complete survey by March 1 to weigh in on Ohlone Greenway project as it seeks to widen pathway, improve crossings, signage, lighting, landscaping.
Take a survey or attend a virtual meeting to help improve the safety and experience for pedestrians and bicyclists on the Ohlone Greenway in North Berkeley.
The survey will ask about how you use the section from Santa Fe Avenue to Virginia Gardens, your experiences at different locations, and what you think about different design concepts and options.
Feedback from the survey and the community meeting will be used by transportation engineering staff to help define upgrades to the existing multi-use pathway to accommodate all types of travelers, especially at intersections and after sunset.
The design process is expected to be completed by spring 2024, with construction anticipated to start mid-2024. This effort is continue building on the recommendation from the 2017 Bicycle Plan to build a continuous and connected system of “low-stress” bikeways that provide safe and comfortable travel that link all users to key destinations in Berkeley.
Take the survey by March 1, 2023, share it with other bicyclists or walkers and attend the Feb. 22 virtual meeting.
Learn, ask questions at Virtual Meeting
City staff will provide an overview of the project, explain the initial design concepts, and respond to questions. Share your experiences and comment on initial design concepts. Your input will help refine the design concepts and prioritize improvements.
Ohlone Greenway Safety Improvements Project
February 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID: 884 9432 8261
Please share widely among any who bike, scooter, walk, or run on the greenways in our community. The more involved you are, the broader the experiences we'll capture.
History and conditions of the Ohlone Greenway
This project focuses on a half mile long section of the Ohlone Greenway pathway, from its intersection with Virginia Gardens (right before Cedar-Rose Park) to its intersection with Santa Fe Ave.
The Ohlone Greenway is heavily used by pedestrians and bicyclists traveling to tennis and pickleball courts, Cedar-Rose Park, North Berkeley BART station, schools, work, and other destinations. Lights illuminate the pathway during non-daylight hours. The asphalt concrete paved pathway ranges from 7.5 to 12 feet wide.
Upgrades will be focused on the following:
- Improving the safety of pathway/roadway intersections, including more clear sightlines, at seven intersections – Virginia Gardens, Cedar St, Rose St, Hopkins St, Peralta Ave, Gilman St, and Santa Fe Ave
- Widening the pathway to a minimum of 12 feet where feasible to better separate users of different speeds (e.g., pedestrians and bikes)
- Improved connection at the pathway gap on Peralta Ave, including signage and features to slow down traffic
- Enhanced pathway lighting to improve the safety and security of pathway users at intersection approaches, benches, and other locations
- Landscaping work to clean up vegetation to increase visibility and security
Strategic Plan Goal