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Hopkins Corridor Traffic and Placemaking Study

Based on community feedback from our second workshop that was held in March, we anticipate bringing revised alternatives back to the community for consideration at another public workshop this September. Details will be posted here and distributed widely as we get closer to the date. Engineering design is scheduled to begin in mid-2022 in preparation for roadway repaving in summer 2023. Thank you all for your thoughtful feedback and participation. Please see details below.    

Project Study Overview   

The Hopkins Corridor Traffic and Placemaking Study is a “conceptual design” study, with the primary focus centered around community outreach. Through this study, the City of Berkeley will be collecting placemaking and street design ideas directly from the North Berkeley residents, businesses, employees, and other key stakeholders who frequent this unique and joyful corner of Berkeley. This study is specifically catered to take a holistic approach to “Complete Streets” design, by garnering public feedback through multiple online workshops and working closely with residents and visitors in order to better understand their specific needs, the end result being the delivery of a final conceptual design and preferred set of options for traffic and placemaking improvements along the Hopkins Corridor.

Project Study Vision 

Hopkins Street is safe and accessible for all modes of transportation and has a historic character that provides lovely, joyful public spaces for residents, businesses, and visitors.     

Project Study Goals

  • Improve the safety of walking along and crossing Hopkins Street, achieving zero pedestrian severe injuries by 2028.
  • Improve bicycle and vehicular transportation safety and flow along and crossing Hopkins Street, achieving zero severe injuries by 2028.
  • Transform Hopkins Street between Sacramento Street and McGee Avenue into a community gathering place with an attractive visual identity and inviting public spaces.
  • Manage parking in order to meet the needs of residents and local businesses.  
  • Support local businesses by creating a streetscape that attracts customers.  
  • Install green infrastructure to protect the Bay while providing visual enjoyment wherever opportunities arise.
  • Improve aesthetics all along Hopkins Street, employing a design palette consistent with its historic character.  

Project Study Resources 

Project Study Contact 

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

Ryan P Murray – RPMurray@cityofberkeley.info 
Beth Thomas – BAThomas@cityofberkeley.info

 Hopkins Area Map


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