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Shattuck Reconfiguration and Pedestrian Safety Project

The Shattuck Reconfiguration and Pedestrian Safety Project will repair and reconfigure Shattuck Avenue from Allston Way three blocks north through the Shattuck/University intersection. The project proposes to reconfigure the west (southbound) leg of Shattuck into a two-way street, eliminating the “dog leg” movement for northbound traffic at the Shattuck/University intersection, while the east (northbound) leg of Shattuck would remain a one-way street intended for local traffic, buses and shuttles, with angled parking to off-set the loss of parking on the west leg of Shattuck.

One of the project’s primary goals is to improve pedestrian safety at the Shattuck/University intersection, which has the highest number of auto/pedestrian collisions in the City and is the second-highest priority project in the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan. The project is based on a conceptual plan developed as part of the Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan (SOSIP), adopted by the City Council on January 29, 2013. The project concept was also included in the Downtown Area Plan, adopted by Council in 2012.

The project includes new traffic signals, curb modifications, median relocation from Center to Allston, relocated pedestrian refuge at Shattuck/Center, concrete bus pads, bus stops, and roadway striping. The project also repaves the street, repairs the sidewalk, upgrades curb ramps and installs new roadway and pedestrian-scale lighting. Opportunity sites for bio-swale or other Low-Impact Development stormwater treatments are also included.

The Transportation Division held an open house on the project on June 9, 2015, and the project was endorsed by the Transportation Commission on October 15, 2015 and by the City Council on December 15, 2015. Design work is expected to be completed by Summer 2016. Construction is estimated to begin in Spring 2017 and last approximately 6 months.

For further questions about the project, or to submit comments, please contact Aaron Sage at (510) 981-6399 or at asage@cityofberkeley.info.

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   Supporting Documents

  1. Concept Drawing/Info Flyer 
  2. Grant Application
  3. Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan (see Ch. 4, pp. 18 and 27-31) adopted by City Council on January 29, 2013
  4. Downtown Area Plan (see Ch. 4, p. AC-2)
  5. March 5, 2013 Council Report on Grant Application



Project funded by ACTC One Bay Area Grant Funding.

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