Tuesday, June 19, 20186pmFree and open to all.Click here to RSVP.
Brian Stokle, a founding member of Connect Oakland, will give a presentation on transforming I-980 to create new public land for housing, jobs, and open space, which could be catalyst for future transportation connections throughout the region. I-980 corridor is a priority of the community and the City and has been included in the Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan.
John King of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “With imaginative engineering and design, [I-980] could be replaced by a boulevard lined with housing at all price levels, reknitting the urban landscape.”
“Our I-980 is a cautionary tale,” says Mayor Schaaf. “It was proposed as a part of a plan to build another Bay Bridge and a shopping mall—but this broken promise leaves us with a scar across our city that separates our residents from opportunity. In its place, we want to reknit our community, building infrastructure that creates local economic opportunity, reconnects neighborhoods, and helps connect the region.”
The Congress for the New Urbanism in 2017 listed I-980 on the Top 10 Freeways Without Futures.