NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Project Area Committee/Planning Commission /Transportation
West Berkeley Circulation Master Plan
Thursday, February 22, 2007
1900 Sixth Street (at Hearst)
The Redevelopment Agency's Project Area Committee (PAC) will host a Scoping Workshop on the
West Berkeley Circulation Master Plan at a Special Joint Meeting with the Planning and
Transportation Commissions Thursday, February 22, 2007. The meeting will be held at the West
Berkeley Senior Center, 1900 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Berkeley Redevelopment Agency is sponsoring the West Berkeley Circulation Master Plan
(WBCMP) in order to address several key objectives:
‚Ä¢ Provide baseline traffic data to understand existing conditions as a whole, identify and analyze
immediate improvement opportunities and support the following efforts.
‚Ä¢ Understand and address the cumulative traffic impacts of incremental development and land
use changes in both the near and long term.
‚Ä¢ Provide consistent baseline analysis for individual development decisions
‚Ä¢ Allow for effective evaluation of the West Berkeley Plan, as called for in the Plan, and, if
needed, for future amendments to the Plan.
‚Ä¢ Identify a range of possible improvements, key funding needs, and critical infrastructure
pinch points for prioritized investment.
‚Ä¢ Understand how increased rail traffic will affect circulation patterns and needed crossing
‚Ä¢ Evaluate preferred truck circulation, traffic signals and repaving.
‚Ä¢ Identify opportunities for easing access to the freeway.
‚Ä¢ Identify funding options and establish an implementation strategy
‚Ä¢ Establish criteria for periodically updating the study with community input
The WBCMP scope as drafted includes:
‚Ä¢ Collection of existing information and creation of a data inventory from San Pablo Ave to West
Frontage between Albany and Emeryville borders
‚Ä¢ Analysis of existing conditions
‚Ä¢ Identification of future conditions scenario and travel demand modeling
‚Ä¢ Development of circulation alternatives, including capital and operational improvement
projects to mitigate circulation problems
‚Ä¢ Preparation of feasibility analysis, conceptual design, and cost estimate for grade separation at
the Gilman rail crossing
‚Ä¢ Financial analysis of potential improvements
This Special Meeting will allow the scope to be finalized, hear community concerns, and integrate
the land use, transportation and redevelopment perspectives as shared by the participating
FURTHER INFORMATION: Questions about the project should be directed to Amber Evans at
(510) 981-7418 or [email protected].
Official Website: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/planning/
Added by raines on January 25, 2007