Continuous, buffered bike lanes and smooth pavement head list of bike improvements for Telegraph Ave, Park Blvd and 14th St
Before advocating for new bikeways on Telegraph Ave, 14th St and Park Blvd, we asked you first what improvement you would like to see. With 550 bikeway surveys filled out, it is clear that you want to see continuous bike lanes buffered from traffic on these streets, and before bike lanes are striped on Telegraph you want it repaved.
We heard that “continuous striped or separated bike lanes are the highest priority” and that you “would ride more often if road conditions were safe.” Thanks for reminding us “not to repeat the dangerous mistakes made on the northern sections of Telegraph from Alcatraz to Ashby where the bike lane often suddenly disappears and is replaced by sharrows.” Don’t worry, we are working with Oakland staff to ensure that the bikeway is continuous, is buffered and that intersections are well-designed.
“Telegraph needs to be paved!!!!” was a common complaint. We are working closely with Oakland’s Public Works Department to prioritize repaving of bikeways and fixing potholes on the streets you ride. Oakland has already committed to repaving bikeways before striping bike lanes so that the mistake of the Webster street sharrows is not repeated. The next most popular request was for high-visibility, green paint to highlight conflict zones between cars and bikes. “More green paint, please,” said one respondent. Many US cities are experimenting with green paint and are learning that it works.
The surveys are still open, take one and let us know what you think:
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