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Transportation and Circulation

Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners has placed high priority on addressing maritime industry concerns about the effect of the proposed Howard Terminal development on truck movement and access to the Port. To this end, the Board has required the preparation of a Transportation and Circulation Plan, a comprehensive plan to minimize vehicular congestion and avoid conflicts between vehicular and pedestrian traffic generated by the Project and seaport operations, including cargo trucks. The Port plans to work closely with the City of Oakland on transportation, circulation and land-use concerns. 

The goal of this plan is to assess current seaport transportation and circulation operations and to evaluate impacts resulting from increased traffic congestion generated from the Proposed Howard Terminal Project. The study will also evaluate the transportation and circulation impacts of longer-term cumulative development in the vicinity of the Port. The results of the study will be provided to government officials and freight stakeholders. As needed, the Port will incorporate key findings and recommendations of the plan in its Seaport Compatibility Measures.