The East Bay Regional Park District and Alameda County Transportation Commission will celebrate the construction of the newest segment of the East Bay Greenway Project Friday, October 4, at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station, 7200 San Leandro St., Oakland.
Speakers include: U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee; EBRPD Board President John Sutter; State Senator Loni Hancock; Oakland Mayor Jean Quan; Scott Haggerty, Chair of ACTC; and Robert Raburn, SF BART District, District 4 Director.
This half-mile link, from the Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station to 85th Avenue in Oakland, is the initial phase of an envisioned 12-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway running roughly parallel to the BART tracks from Oakland to Hayward.
Funders for this segment are: U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER II Grant, East Bay Regional Park District’s Measure WW, and the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure B.
A $10.2 million federal TIGER II grant was awarded to the East Bay Regional Park District in October 2010 to close critical gaps in its nearly 200-mile paved regional trail system, which safely connects communities, schools, and businesses to transit stations. One of the largest TIGER II grant recipients in California, the Park District’s Green Transportation Initiative will create more than 500 jobs.
More information: http://www.ebparks.org/planning