Opponents of the AC Transit BRT project placed Measure KK on the Berkeley November 2008 ballot. The BRT project would restripe Telegraph Avenue with bike- and bus-lanes. Clearly intended to hinder transit (and bike) improvements, Measure KK would have circumvented City Council by requiring voter approval for any reduction in automobile capacity.
Robb Wrenn, who serves on the city of Berkeley Planning and Transportation Commissions, has written an excellent precinct-by-precinct analysis of Measure KK. Overall, Berkeley voters rejected the measure 77% to 23%. Rob found that even in neighborhoods along the corridor, Measure KK was opposed by more than 2/3 of the voters.