Apparently in response to opposition, city planners have backed away from early discussions around a Shore Line Drive-style bikeway, and instead are leaning towards a three-lane proposal between Sherman Street and Main Street.
That proposal would remove two automobile travel lanes in favor of a center turn lane and two bike lanes, one on either side of the road; it would look similar to Broadway Street in Alameda.
Unclear at this point is if the new configuration will address concerns raised last year by disabled persons rights activists.
The plan promises to make Central Avenue safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. In the past, city officials said that reducing automobile traffic lanes will also reduce automobile travel times.
City staffers want council to sign-off on the plan, so they can begin to seek funding for implementation.
The meeting is slated for Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.