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Traffic Circle Policy Task Force


The charge of this Task Force was to: 

1. Evaluate the City’s current traffic circle vegetation policy for consideration by the City Council and Traffic Engineer; 

2. Find a solution, through active participation and engagement with the community, that respects environmental policy, habitat, safety and performance standards, existing and future liability issues that address sight lines; and 

3. Deliver a policy to City Council for adoption prior to August 9, 2019. 

4. Conduct a community-led process to update that policy to ensure pedestrian/bicycle/ vehicle safety and community efforts to beautify traffic circles. Eleven members were appointed by the Mayor and chosen from geographically diverse parts of the city, including one representative from Berkeley Partners for Parks.

The Task Force has submitted its recommendations to Council and is no longer active.  On November 12, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 69,164–N.S. approving a Traffic Circle Policy. On October 27, 2020, Council adopted Resolution 69,600-N.S. approving the 2020 Traffic Circle Maintenance and Vegetation Plan. Please refer to Records Online to view Council actions in more detail. 

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Agendas and Minutes  Previous Years 

Enabling Legislation:

Created by Council Action on February 26, 2018

Establishment of Traffic Circle Policy Task Force

Additional Information:

Map Showing Location of Traffic Circles

Questions or concerns regarding specific traffic circles maybe directed to (510) 981-CITY (2489)

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