Melwood Ave Connector Bayard St to Gold Way

Expanding on the Oakland network

Stay tuned to this page as the project develops.

Public Meeting

  • Thursday, September 9: Aiken & Melwood Bike Facilities Upgrades (PRESENTATION) (VIDEO).

The Project

The Melwood Avenue Upgrades seek to improve the bike facilities on Melwood Ave, between Bayard St and Gold Way. The improvements have been identified in the City’s 2020 Bike(+) Plan.

These improvements will better connect the existing bike lanes on Bayard St to the Gold Way Neighborway and Polish Hill.

The project will improve the overall connectivity and clarity in the Oakland bicycle network, and make it easier for people riding bikes, driving, or walking to navigate the streets and around each other. 

Melwood Avenue is a City-owned street with parking on both sides located in Polish Hill and North Oakland. A neighborway along Melwood Avenue will connect existing bike lanes on Bayard Street in Oakland to Gold Way, a calm street leading to Polish Hill. This project spans both residential and business areas, and primarily includes shared lane markings, speed humps, and bicycle wayfinding signs. In addition, a short contra-flow bike lane will be added between Centre Avenue and Bayard Street to allow for two-way bicycle travel in this section

Additionally, the route will improve access to destinations such as the Universities, Craig St business district, the Centre Ave business district, the Carnegie Museum, the Carnegie Library, and other Oakland amenities.

Through key improvements, based on engineering best practices and community feedback, DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users.


What is MoveForwardPGH?

MoveForwardPGH is a collaborative program between the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), Bike Pittsburgh, and Healthy Ride to help rapidly implement the new Bike(+) Plan, as well as market how less stressful roadways are beneficial for everyone, regardless of how they use our streets. See the MoveForwardPGH website for more information.

Why Melwood Ave?

The recently adopted Bike(+) Plan calls to improve walking and cycling throughout the area and has identified Melwood Ave as a street that serves as an important connection between the Oakland and Polish Hill neighborhoods.

Do you have (crash/traffic/background/other) data about this project?

We do our best to collect baseline data regarding projects as well as using the Department of City Planning’s Public Engagement Guide to help evaluate equitable, transparent and inclusive engagement. Please see the following links for more info.


Factsheet (Search Melwood)