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Addison Street Bike Boulevard Project 

Project Overview

The Addison Bike Boulevard project is intended to address the community need, identified in the City of Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2017), for a bike route paralleling University Avenue. As a busy commercial corridor served by multiple bus lanes, University Avenue is intimidating for most people who ride their bike. The Addison Bike Boulevard will specifically provide an east-west connection between Milvia Street and Sacramento Street to connect West Berkeley to Downtown Berkeley.

Bicycle Boulevards are an important facility in a City’s street design toolkit, designed to bring low stress connectivity through residential neighborhoods. The focus of this project is to create a shared street environment that is comfortable for school children and less confident cyclists.  A combination of signage, striping, and traffic calming treatments can increase awareness of people walking and bicycling, while reducing speeds and volumes that make the street more comfortable for all users. In addition to the striping and signing elements supporting a bicycle boulevard along Addison Street, a traffic diverter is proposed to be installed at the intersection of Addison Street and McGee, and rectangular rapid flashing beacons are planned to be installed at Addison and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events

Past Events

Virtual Open House
September 1st
6 - 7 PM
Open House Summary Memo

Project Timeline

Phase I: Preliminary Design - June 2020
Phase II: Community Engagement – July -August 2020
Phase III: Detailed Design – August-November 2020
Phase IV: Installation – Summer 2021 

Project Documents 

As the planning process moves along, we will publish materials including public meeting presentations, draft plan elements, and the final conceptual plan here on the website for your review.

Project Funding 

This project is funded by an Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities grant from the California Strategic Growth Council.

Contact us

For questions about the project or further information, please contact:

Beth Thomas, Principal Planner


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