Alameda Journal: Planning Board to consider Alameda Point EIR, January 8, 2014


The redevelopment of the Alameda Naval Air Station will increase traffic throughout the city and parts of Oakland, clogging a road network already stretched near capacity, an Environmental Impact Report on the massive project has found.

The report, which the Planning Board will consider recommending to the City Council on Monday, also said it will not be financially feasible to offset the increased traffic by widening and building more roads, or by building a new bridge or tunnels across the Oakland-Alameda Estuary.

Instead, the report said city officials should adopt a traffic plan that will encourage future residents and workers to use ferries and other public transport, and that the redevelopment of the 1,560-acre site now known as Alameda Point should be "transit-oriented."