Milvia Street Bikeway Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Berkeley, City of (City of Berkeley)
Document Title
Milvia Street Bikeway Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
City of Berkeley

Document Description
The City of Berkeley Public Works Department staff has completed preliminary engineering design for the Milvia Street Bikeway (project). The project is an effort to improve safety and comfort for everyone traveling on Milvia Street between the Milvia Street/Hearst Avenue and Milvia Street/Blake Street intersections. The project will encourage biking and walking by improving connectivity and accessibility, including access and parking required pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act; provide more comfortable biking and walking for everyone; and, maintain and support the economic viability of the corridor by maintaining and improving access to businesses as well as schools, healthcare, and City government. By supporting bike riding as a viable choice for everyday trips, the project would support local, regional, and state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions through reductions in vehicle miles traveled. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information
Eric Anderson
City of Berkeley
1947 Center St. 4th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone : (510) 981-7010


Cross Streets
Milvia Street between Milvia Street/Hearst Avenue and Milvia Street/Blake Street intersections

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15332
Reasons for Exemption
The Class 1 and Class 4 categorical exemptions cover the types of physical improvements included in the project, including but not limited to alterations to existing city streets, curbs, intersections, and related facilities that result in negligible or no expansion of these uses and creating new bicycle lanes in existing rights-of-way. See NOE for Full Details.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The statutory exemption is met pursuant to Section 21080.20.5 because it includes restriping for bicycle lanes in an urbanized area, consistent with the 2017 Berkeley Bike Plan. As described below, staff has completed the actions that CEQA requires before filing the Notice of Exemption (1) prepared an assessment of the project’s vehicular traffic and bicycle and pedestrian safety impacts and included measures in the project to mitigate potential vehicular traffic impacts and bicycle and pedestrian safety impacts; and (2) held a noticed public hearing in areas affected by the project to hear and respond to public comments. See NOE for Full Details.


Notice of Exemption
2020010120_CEQA_NOE_Berk_Milvia_FINAL_12-16-19   PDF 495 K

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