Alameda, County, California, which encompasses most of East
ROBERT STEUTEVILLE    SEP. 1, 2006
Alameda, County, California, which encompasses most of East San Francisco Bay, including Oakland, has adopted a “pedestrian master plan” aimed at making streets and sidewalks in unincorporated areas of the 1,444,000-population county safer and more comfortable for walking. The plan lists 130 projects costing $187 million, including street and road improvements near schools and installation of sidewalks, street trees, and corner bulb-outs. The county has only $70 million with which to implement the plan, but some officials believe the detailed, multi-year plan will help the county obtain additional federal, state and private grants.