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Bike Lanes on 51st St at College at Stake with Safeway Project

September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Plans for new infill development at the Safeway property at 51st St and Broadway include bike lanes on Broadway, but omit them on 51st St. We still have a chance to change this. Come to the September 25 public hearing at the Planning Commission, or send an email to: Darin Ranelletti, Planner III, City of Oakland, and ask that bike lanes be included on 51st St.

Go to page “A001” of this environmental planning document, about 1/10th of the way into it, and you will see the streetscape striping for the project. Bike lanes are included on Broadway, but not on 51st St. The Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee reviewed these plans and requested better bikeway accommodations on 51st St (and Pleasant Valley), an important bikeway identified in the Oakland Bicycle Master Plan.

14th Street Businesses for Bike Lane Support

Businesses we have identified as potentially/definitely supportive of bike lanes on 14th Street thru Downtown Oakland.

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Latham Square Opens

Latham Square Opens

 

Latham Square Plaza is a ‘Pilot Project’

Oakland is revitalizing the intersection of Broadway and Telegraph as a place for people, by redesigning the 1st block of Telegraph as a pocket park, with the road closed to cars and open to people. Between 16th St and Broadway, Telegraph Avenue will be re-invented as a larger plaza with seating and street furniture and asthetic features to create a social space for people to stay and enjoy a special place in Downtown Oakland.

Fabrication of furniture and planters for the pilot is underway, and Oakland expects the project to be complete and ready for an August 16 grand opening celebration at 12:00noon jointly hosted by CBD and City to acknowledge various recent improvements in downtown Oakland. Join us at a special new people place in downtown Oakland.

Those forces of darkness that are trying to stop the project have subsided, thanks to much outreach by city staff and our members, but we need to as a city make this project succeed so that Oakland can welcome more great places for people to gather and get to know one another.

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Can Kasper's Korner Follow in Latham's Footsteps?

Can Kasper's Korner Follow in Latham's Footsteps?


Streets are for people too, and no where more so than amongst the temporary park benches, tables, plants, and street furniture at Kasper’s Korner Music & Art Pocket Park at the Temescal Street Fair, which took place Sunday July 7 at corner of Shattuck and Telegraph. Kids helped paint the street in the pocket park under the direction of talented local artist Alan Leon of the Temescal Flows mural. And while the kids had fun painting the street and practicing hula hoop with Choi Tse, parents enjoyed music by CelloJoe, Robert Temple (acoustic rock), accordionist Karen Penley. Doc’s of the Bay food truck and Fist of Flour popup grilled up delicious burgers and pizza, something that could happen regularly as part of a permanent pocket park.

We signed up 25 new EBBC members and got over 100 signatures in support of bike lanes on Telegraph Ave, as well as over 50 surveys completed about potential improvements on Telegraph for bicycling. Thank you volunteers: Jeff, Tony, Pam, Sean, Dianne, John, Mike, Josef, Antonio, and Steve for helping make the debut of Kasper’s Korner a success.

Check out our cool video simulation of what Kasper’s Korner could look like as a space for people

Take a quick survey and provide your input on how Kasper’s Korner can be a better space for people

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Park Blvd E.18th to 580 Bikeway Design Proposal

Park Blvd E.18th to 580 Bikeway Design Proposal

Here are the exciting bike way designs for lower Park Blvd, from E.18th St to 580, drawn up by our volunteer landscape architect, Jenny Yu, with a tremendous amount of input from our members and people who bicycle and took the time to take a quick survey about their bicycling experience on Park Blvd.*

 

E.20th St to E. 21st St:

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Volunteers Design New Bikeways for Telegraph Ave, 14th St and Park Blvd

Volunteers Design New Bikeways for Telegraph Ave, 14th St and Park Blvd

OAKLAND BIKEWAYS CAMPAIGN: Building a Safe and Connected Network of Comfortable Bikeways for Everyone on Telegraph Ave, 14th St downtown, and Park Blvd.

We have entered phase 2 of the 2013 Oakland Bikeways Campaign, which involves lots of volunteer opportunities: 1) getting to know the businesses, organizations, and neighbors along our three targeted streets and let them know how bicycling is good for business, 2) gathering additional data on parking to support better bikeways on these streets, and 3) assisting City staff as they conduct extensive traffic analysis on what it is going to take to make three streets safe for bicycling.  If you would like to ‘adopt’ a local business on one of these streets and help build their support for a better bikeway, please contact Dave Campbell, EBBC Advocacy Director.

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Meet Oakland's Next Cycle Track: Upper Broadway

Meet Oakland's Next Cycle Track: Upper Broadway

Our successful challenge to the Caldecott 4th Bore Project is funding this new bikeway on upper Broadway, between Keith Ave and Brookside Drive.

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Oakland Bikeways Campaign Workshop #2 Tonight

March 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us and our friends at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland for our Oakland Bikeways Campaign Workshop #2, where the real work of the campaign begins and where your volunteer help is most needed.

Where: Transform’s Offices, 436 14th St, 6th floor, at Broadway
When: Wednesday, March 20, 6:00-8:00pm

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Snacks and drinks provided. Bike parking inside building. This is our 2nd organizing meeting this year and tonight the real work begins. At tonght’s meeting, you will get to:

  • review the design plans for new bikeways on Telegraph Ave, Park Blvd and 14th St. These are the first draft of creative, new bike lane designs that are based on your input, as envisioned by our team of volunteer landscape architects from Cal

What Bicyclists Want: Survey Says

What Bicyclists Want: Survey Says

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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