Walk This Way

Location: Oakland, CA


PGAdesign worked for the City of Oakland to develop the Underpass Improvement Toolkit, which provides design strategies to make Oakland’s underpasses part of safe, walkable, vibrant neighborhoods. This toolkit is a resource to enable community members, private developers, and agencies to transform the City’s underpasses into inviting, safe, and iconic passageways.

The strategies outlined in this document can help mitigate the adverse effects of underpasses by making changes to the built environment. Often underpasses hinder pedestrian circulation and create negative sensory impacts, such as loud noise, poor air quality, and inadequate lighting. In addition to suggesting widely applicable design approaches, the toolkit presented concept designs at four Oakland underpasses to show how they can be implemented. The toolkit included: improved pedestrian safety guidance, enhanced pedestrian connections ideas, a method for analyzing the pedestrian experience at an underpass, and process diagrams to guide the process of underpass improvement.

Location: Oakland, CA

PGAdesign worked for the City of Oakland to develop the Underpass Improvement Toolkit, which provides design strategies to make Oakland’s underpasses part of safe, walkable, vibrant neighborhoods. This toolkit is a resource to enable community members, private developers, and agencies to transform the City’s underpasses into inviting, safe, and iconic passageways.

The strategies outlined in this document can help mitigate the adverse effects of underpasses by making changes to the built environment. Often underpasses hinder pedestrian circulation and create negative sensory impacts, such as loud noise, poor air quality, and inadequate lighting. In addition to suggesting widely applicable design approaches, the toolkit presented concept designs at four Oakland underpasses to show how they can be implemented. The toolkit included: improved pedestrian safety guidance, enhanced pedestrian connections ideas, a method for analyzing the pedestrian experience at an underpass, and process diagrams to guide the process of underpass improvement.

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