The Jack London Improvement District is working towards a better Broadway that is inviting, vibrant, and safe. Here are current and upcoming projects on Broadway.
Tree pruning August 2018
The sycamores on Broadway were due for a much-needed pruning to lift the canopy and let in more light. Some branches were blocking business signs and traffic lights and encroaching upon the sidewalks. The result is a much more open and inviting streetscape.
Median installations & Landscaping Coming soon!
The District is currently planning landscaping and installations for our medians.
Free Broadway Shuttle
We fund and support the free Broadway Shuttle program to improve access and connection between Downtown and Jack London as a service to residents, employers, and visitors. Buses come every 10-15 minutes!
PERMANENT & LONG RANGE IMPROVEMENT
Underpass improvements: taking leadership participant role in ongoing City and County projects and advocating to improve Jack London underpasses at every opportunity.
Advocacy and coordination for Developer-funded Underpass Art at Madison Street (rendering below)
Community advocacy for re-use of the vacant county buildings on 4th st, Community Charrette Nov. 2018
Activation & placemaking ongoing
Now Calling All Food Trucks! The beloved El Sabrosito Pupuseria has moved on after 3 busy years and we are accepting applications from food businesses interested in activating the corner of 4th & Broadway. Our goal at the Jack London Improvement District is to activate space and support community-serving small businesses, increasing foot traffic and overall vitality to the Broadway corridor. If your business is interested in working with us, please email email@example.com to get an application.
Art-wrapped utility boxes and murals, rehabilitating tagged utility boxes planned
repaving SUMMER 2019
Lower Broadway is set to be repaved Summer/Fall 2019 as part of Oakland’s Five Year Paving Plan and Complete Streets program. We are working on coordinating with DOT and the Jack London community to build consensus around pedestrian, cyclist, transit and vibrancy improvements on Broadway.
Wayfinding Completed 2018/2019
Auto-directional and pedestrian signage installed on Broadway and all District entry points as part of a district-wide signage program to help vehicles and pedestrians navigate to and around the district.
daily maintenance & Cleaning
Our Ambassador team clears Broadway of trash, graffitti and debris daily, and steam pressure washes where and when possible.
Let us know what you think. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your ideas and feedback.