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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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The Final Countdown: Telegraph Lanes to Council

The Final Countdown: Telegraph Lanes to Council

Telegraph Avenue protected bike lane project in the Temescal barely survived Oakland Public Works Committee this week and now goes before a full Oakland City Council next Tuesday, December 11. Please come and show your support at City Hall, speak, and send your Oakland Councilmember an email...
Repairing Telegraph: 20 Years in the Making

Repairing Telegraph: 20 Years in the Making

Over the years as OakDOT has developed designs for repaving Telegraph, bike lanes were always in the mix. City Council approved bike lanes on Telegraph as part of the 1999 and 2007 Bicycle Master Plans, and is proposing bike lanes on Telegraph in the Bicycle Plan update. The Council...
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...

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