Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oakland Truck Management

By Karen Robes Meeks

City and Port of Oakland officials are putting together a new West Oakland Truck Management Plan to address truck traffic concerns in the neighborhood.

The plan, due in the fall of 2018, will aim to move traffic away from homes bordering the port. Officials are hosting a series of five workshops in the area to gather comments.

“This will be a plan that relies on community input to address truck circulation and parking,” said Patricia McGowan, Senior Planner for the City of Oakland Planning and Building Department. “We want trucks to be less disruptive by controlling where they drive and park.”

Every day, about 3,000 trucks ferry cargo in and out of the port and most of that traffic stays on port roads and adjacent freeways, according to Richard Sinkoff, the Port’s Environmental Programs and Planning Director. Some, however, will head through the neighborhood when truckers need food, fuel or repairs. The plan will strengthen truck restrictions enforcement.