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Oakland’s I-580 Bans Trucks. I-880 Doesn’t. Residents Feel the Difference.

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Traffic backs up on Interstate 880 September 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. ((Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images))

By law, trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons are barred from driving through a portion of Interstate 580 in Oakland and San Leandro near the East Bay Hills. This 10-mile ban means most commercial trucks use Interstate 880, which runs through Black and Latinx neighborhoods and is a historically working class region. Research from the Environmental Defense Fund found that concentrations of black carbon along I-880 were approximately 80% higher than average concentrations along I-580. Why are trucks banned from this stretch of I-580, and should residents along I-880 exclusively bear the burden of truck pollution? We’ll discuss the pushback to I-580’s truck ban.

Related link(s):
Trucks are Banned on Oakland’s I-580. These Sixth Graders Wondered Why


Laura Klivans, reporter, KQED

Angela Scott, East Oakland community organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

Nate Miley, district 4 Supervisor, Alameda County


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