Aug. Updates: Ohlone Greenway Redesign and N. Berkeley BART & Public Safety Meetings

Hi Neighbor,

A number of alarming crime incidents have occurred in our district recently, and certain property and violent crimes are on the rise, based on the 2022 crime report.

Please SAVE THE DATE for a District 1 Public Safety Meeting on Thurs., Sept. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Adult School Multipurpose Room (1701 San Pablo Ave.) with Berkeley Police Lt. Matt McGee of the Community Services Bureau. In addition to answering your questions, we will share the latest crime statistics for our district, strategies to protect yourself and your property, and review the status of public safety tools that the Council has recently authorized as well as the status of filling vacant police positions. 

Last month, the Council approved the use of automated license plate readers, which have proven successful in addressing vehicle theft. In June, the Council authorized a use policy for security cameras. These are basic crimefighting tools that will help our police department bring accountability for property and violent crimes.

I’ll also hold a Drop-In Meeting at James Kenney Park (picnic table area) from 5-6 p.m. this coming Tues., Aug. 29, if you’d like to stop by.

In this newsletter:

Share your Feedback by TOMORROW: Ohlone Greenway Redesign

The City is in the process of designing safety improvements to the Ohlone Greenway (from Virginia Gardens to Santa Fe Avenue).

Share your input on three Revised Concepts:

Gilman and Curtis (See p. 10 of the Revised Concepts packet).

Ohlone Greenway at Cedar Rose Park.

E-mail your comments to: by TOMORROW, Fri., Aug. 25.

Rose Revised Concept

Peralta & Hopkins Revised Concept

Gilman & Curtis Revised Concept

Over the years, many of you have requested better lighting along the path in Cedar Rose Park. According to our Public Works Department, this improvement project will include new lighting along the greenway. Lighting is not completely shown in the concepts because a forthcoming lighting study will identify locations and types of lights to include.

SAVE THE DATE: N. Berkeley BART Design Presentation and Open House on Mon., Sept. 11

Drop in to learn more about the updated design for the N. Berkeley BART Station and talk with members of the Development Team and City staff.

Mon., Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
Berkeley Adult School Multipurpose Room, 1701 San Pablo Ave.

At this meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about how the N. Berkeley BART design has been revised based on community input, and provide further feedback.

North Berkely BART Station. Photo: Jill Martinucci


  • 6-7 p.m. Presentations: Hear presentations about the revised design for the N. Berkeley BART site and the City’s draft Objective Design Standards
  • 7-8 p.m. Drop-In Open House: Visit information stations and provide feedback to the Development Team, City staff, and BART staff about the updated design and the draft Objective Design Standards

City staff and the Development Team will each be holding office hours following this event—please stay tuned for details.

Questions? Please e-mail or visit for more information about the overall planning process for transit-oriented development at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations.