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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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Time for Telegraph Vote: Protected or Buffered?

Time for Telegraph Vote: Protected or Buffered?

Two design options are out for adding bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal District in 2019, and Oakland wants to hear your preference: Take Oakland’s survey and tell them...
Repaving in Temescal Presents Opportunity

Repaving in Temescal Presents Opportunity

Temescal merchants have successfully pressured OakDOT to repave Telegraph Avenue, with the smoothening happening next year (2019), but the road’s new design is being decided now. Back in 2014, City Council unanimously approved the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Plan, which requires...
New Flex Posts in, Signage Coming to Telegraph Avenue

New Flex Posts in, Signage Coming to Telegraph Avenue

It’s remarkable what a fresh coat of paint can do. Eight months after Oakland painted parking protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue, a new City report says biking and walking are up, crashes are down, and...
Telegraph Ave Bike Lanes: Happy 3 Month Birthday!

Telegraph Ave Bike Lanes: Happy 3 Month Birthday!

Bike East Bay is throwing a 3 month birthday party for the protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue. Come give us your feedback and join Bike East Bay for party hats, cake, and cookies in downtown Oakland on Telegraph Avenue: Wednesday Aug. 17, 4-7pm outside Commonwealth Cafe and Pub (2882...
Telegraph Ave: Let's Keep a Good Thing Going

Telegraph Ave: Let's Keep a Good Thing Going

Our thanks go out to everyone who has helped with the rollout of parking protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue. Your outreach has helped educate the community and gather feedback, which is fostering a dialogue for continued improvements to how the street operates. Keep being our eyes and...

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