Oakland mayor Libby Schaff announced that motorized vehicles will be banned on 74 miles of the city’s residential streets. The ban will be in effect for the duration of the shelter-in-place.
The program is called “Oakland Slow Streets”, and the idea is to give the residents of Oakland more space to ride bikes, jog or walk,and still maintain the six foot social distancing. Many of the city’s sidewalks are getting clogged with people trying to get out of their homes for a little exercise.
Up until now, the sidewalks have become so congested in some areas that pedestrians are spilling onto city streets.
The 74 miles of roadways make up about 10 percent of Oakland’s city streets, and will follow Oakland’s existing and proposed bike routes.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...