The Oakland Streetcar Plan is about bringing economic development and smart growth to Oakland.
Modeled after streetcar systems in Portland and Seattle, the Oakland Streetcar Plan explores the potential for a streetcar to reshape greater Downtown Oakland into a more livable, sustainable, equitable, and prosperous environment in the 21st Century. Download the Oakland Streetcar Plan.
For a brief summary of the proposal:
View an unofficial rendering of the city's proposal
The Oakland Streetcar Plan includes:
A synopsis of the major points of the Oakland Streetcar Plan.
Section 1: Introduction
A discussion of the issues confronting Oakland and the Bay Area in the 21st Century.
Section 2: Proposal
An examination of the unique attributes of streetcars and how they are applicable to Oakland with the Oakland Streetcar.
Section 3: Economic Development
An analysis of the economic development potential of the Oakland Streetcar. Includes case studies of Portland and Seattle, quantitative estimates of housing, retail, office, jobs, and sales growth potential, 3D simulations of development, and an assessment of housing affordability.
Section 4: Environmental Benefits
A look at the environmental benefits of the development stimulated by the Oakland Streetcar. Includes potential reductions in CO2 emissions, water use, and land consumption.
Section 5: Ridership
An estimate of potential ridership of the Oakland Streetcar.
Section 6: Design & Cost
An estimate of the cost of constructing and operating the Oakland Streetcar, as well as an evaluation of design and construction techniques.
Section 7: Funding
An overview of funding strategies for constructing and operating the Oakland Streetcar.
Section 8: Concurrent Policies
A summary of concurrent policies for the successful revitalization of greater Downtown Oakland and the city as a whole.
Section 9: Extensions
An evaluation of the potential for possible extensions to Rockridge, MacArthur BART, Oak to Ninth, East Downtown, and Adams Point/Grand Lake.