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We have a vision for Telegraph Avenue: a safe, comfortable and continuous protected bikeway.

Telegraph is already a major bike route, and protected bikeways on Telegraph will invite and encourage even more people of all ages and backgrounds to visit local businesses, commute to work and school, visit friends, and enjoy all Oakland has to offer.

We are organizing to extend protected bike lanes and improve pedestrian safety north through Temescal, creating a continuous bikeway from Downtown to 57th Street.

Oakland City Council approved bike lanes all the way from downtown to 57th Street as part of the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Plan, and it’s our task now to make sure those bike lanes are what the community asked for–physically protected. For this, we need to rally voices of support and make sure we’re hearing any concerns from local businesses and neighborhoods along Telegraph.

Before the city repaves Telegraph in 2019, our outreach team will build relationships with business owners, attend neighborhood meetings, talk to people on the street, and distribute information. Volunteer your time and energy to make this fast-paced campaign a success. Sign up for volunteer updates and we will keep you posted on opportunities throughout the year.

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Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Rumrill Blvd in San Pablo gets $4.3 million for parking protected bike lanes and a $4.5 million major upgrade will extend Telegraph Ave’s bike lanes to 41st St. These two projects, along with three sidewalk projects in Castro Valley, are recommended for funding from the regional pot of...
Two-way vs One-way Protected Bikeways

Two-way vs One-way Protected Bikeways

While on a bike, what’s more important to you–your time and money or your safety and enjoyment?   Cities around the US are building modern protected bikeways that are safer and more enjoyable than the bike lanes and sharrows you grew up on. Traffic engineers are starting to separate you from...
Road to Protected Bike Lanes

Road to Protected Bike Lanes

A personal look back on 2014 and our campaign for a better bike lane design by Dave Campbell, your Advocacy Director Protected bike lanes became a featured part of your bike coalition’s advocacy toolkit in 2014 and this was one of our most fought for accomplishments of the...
What the Danes Would Do: Lessons from Copenhagen

What the Danes Would Do: Lessons from Copenhagen

In April 2014, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Road Show rolled into Oakland, bringing top transportation officials from New York City, Boston and Chicago to the ‘Town’ to help jump start modern bikeway development. Oakland Public Works staff and leadership met...
Active Shoppers Are Majority of Buying Power in Temescal District

Active Shoppers Are Majority of Buying Power in Temescal District

UC Berkeley’s Transportation Studio has just released a study of shopping and travel patterns in the Temescal District of North Oakland1 and it turns on its head conventional assumptions about how shoppers travel, where they come from and how much they spend. The take away: most Temescal shoppers...

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