Vision 980 Study
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) needs your help to improve connections between West Oakland and Downtown with the Vision 980 Study. Sign up here to provide feedback and learn more about study activities.
Why is This Study Being Done?
The Interstate 980 freeway divides communities in West Oakland from Downtown Oakland and is a barrier to travel and economic opportunities between these communities.
How Will Caltrans Perform the Study?
In collaboration with local communities. We want to explore ALL ideas for reconnecting neighborhoods divided by the I-980 corridor (between I-880 and I-580) and delivering more equitable outcomes for the City of Oakland, the Bay Area region, and the State of California.
The study will focus on:
- Acknowledging past injustices and racist decision making
- Reintegrating communities
- Addressing environmental justice
- Improving multimodal transportation options
We will consider a wide range of transformative options, including:
- Improving public-transit connections along the corridor
- Adding dedicated pedestrian and bicycle paths or bridges
- Redesigning roadways and over/underpasses for people walking, biking, and taking transit
- Capping the freeway to expand open space
- Transforming the freeway to create new land-use opportunities like housing or parks
Phase 1 Study Activities
- Collaborate with partners, stakeholders, and the public to identify a new concept and vision for transportation and land use along the entire I-980 corridor.
- Develop an evaluation framework to ensure the I-980 corridor vision meets equity performance measures or benchmarks.
Phase 2 Study Activities
- Collaborate with partners, stakeholders, and the public to perform a more detailed feasibility and technical analysis of the concept/vision identified in Phase 1.