Our streets stitch together our neighborhoods, commercial corridors, schools and parks, and are an important part of our city’s infrastructure on their own. Over the past decade and a half our community has been working to increase the safety and accessibility of our streets so that everyone in our city is able to get around as easily as possible. These improvements have included; first in the nation bus stop parklets on Solano Avenue, intersection redesigns that focus pedestrian safety and visibility, traffic calming measures to slow the speed of motorists in our residential areas, increased accessibility on the Ohlone Greenway to ensure it is a viable option for all mobility levels, and a separated bike path along Buchanan Street to connect the waterfront to the heart Albany.
As City Council members,we are committed to providing Albany more choices in mobility, in particular focusing on the need for electric vehicle charging stations along our corridors and increasing resiliency and safety of our transportation networks. We also want to build on the improvements already made by focusing on developing more traffic calming measures in residential areas, increasing street tree canopies, improving lighting on our streets, particularly at major intersections, and ensuring that everywhere in our city is accessible and safe for those walking, pushing a stroller, biking, or in a wheelchair.