The Oak Grove University Crane Bicycle Improvement Project is a one-year trial installation of a bicycle facility on the proposed streets. The route connects key destinations in the City including schools, the downtown and connecting residential neighborhoods. The proposed project includes buffered bike lanes on each side of the street on Oak Grove Avenue and University Drive, with a connecting bicycle route marked with sharrows on Crane Street, Santa Cruz Avenue, and Live Oak Avenue. Parking changes proposed as part of this project are detailed further below.
The project is currently proposed to be constructed in summer 2017.
In 2015, the Bicycle Commission proposed inclusion of a new priority project in the Commission’s two-year work plan. The City Council approved the project as part of its 2016 Work Plan and approved the concept design on December 6, 2016. On April 18, 2017, the City Council directed staff to advance the project into construction to be open before school starts in the fall of 2017. Provisions for weekend parking between Laurel Street and Middlefield Road and events at Nativity Church were also incorporated.
The parking areas to be removed as part of the project includes on-street parking on University Drive between Middle Avenue and Live Oak Avenue; on Oak Grove Avenue (the north side of between Crane Street and El Camino Real; both sides between El Camino Real and the railroad tracks; the north side between the railroad tracks and Laurel Street; the south side between Laurel Street and the City limit).
Parking is proposed to remain on Crane Street, Santa Cruz Avenue, and parts of Oak Grove Avenue (the south side between Crane Street and El Camino Real; the south side between the railroad tracks and Laurel Street).