A year after Oakland shut down its pandemic-era network of Slow Streets, the city's transportation department is working to bring back bike and pedestrian-friendly roadways as part of the city's redesigned bike plan. OakDOT plans to repurpose some sections of its planned 70-mile neighborhood bike routes as Slow Streets. Not all the roads currently designated as neighborhood bike routes will become Slow Streets, but the new Slow Streets will be clearly marked with permanent signs on metal poles and "SLOW" may be painted in giant bright letters on the pavement. OakDOT plans to reach out to residents on all local streets that might be affected. The new Slow Street framework will help analyze neighborhoods in their entirety to help prevent the negative traffic impact of the program's first iteration.

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