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Oakland's Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes at Risk for Removal

Oakland's Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes at Risk for Removal

The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) has officially announced plans to remove protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) District in favor of paint-only buffered bike lanes. Overwhelming public preference for protected bike lanes aside, this plan is less safe, will require more punitive enforcement... MORE 8 Jun
Oakland & Berkeley Agree: Get Armed Police out of Traffic Enforcement

Oakland & Berkeley Agree: Get Armed Police out of Traffic Enforcement

On May 3, Oakland City Council agreed to removing police from traffic enforcement and putting the department of transportation in charge of designing and operating safe streets. Oakland joins Berkeley as the second city in the United States to make this move: putting departments of transportation and unarmed staff in charge of traffic... MORE 11 May
A's New Ballpark Isn’t a Home Run Yet

A's New Ballpark Isn’t a Home Run Yet

Image: Oakland A’s The new Oakland A’s ballpark at Howard Terminal could be a home run for great bikeway, transit, and walking connections—but it’s not there yet. Proposed connections from Downtown Oakland, Chinatown, and Lake Merritt BART still fall short of what a project of this size should achieve. How can the park improve accessibility... MORE 27 Apr
Coliseum Vaccine Site Leaves People Taking Transit, Biking, or Walking Stranded

Coliseum Vaccine Site Leaves People Taking Transit, Biking, or Walking Stranded

Photo: Walk-up access at sites like Golden Gate Fields in Albany remain open. On the morning of April 19, the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site abruptly started turning away people walking, bicycling, and taking transit to get vaccinated. The site is now offering drive-up only access through May 3, with no clear plan to reopen the walk-up... MORE 27 Apr
Add Your Voice: Tell City Council to Reimagine Traffic Enforcement

Add Your Voice: Tell City Council to Reimagine Traffic Enforcement

Next week, Oakland City Council starts its discussion on how to reimagine public safety and what to do about Oakland Police Department’s bloated budget. We are urging Council to approve Recommendation #59: Move Most Traffic Enforcement to OakDOT and begin a transition where armed police are not handling minor traffic violations. Rather, traffic... MORE 27 Apr
First Look at New West Oakland Connection to Bay Bridge

First Look at New West Oakland Connection to Bay Bridge

Better connections for people who walk, bike, and take transit in West Oakland have been released and we’re ready for it! West Grand Avenue is getting a makeover with a two-way path for walking and biking, connecting to the Bay Trail and East Span of the Bay Bridge. Plus a road diet and buffered bike lanes are coming during repaving season on... MORE 5 Apr
It's Beyond Time for a Safer High Street in East Oakland

It's Beyond Time for a Safer High Street in East Oakland

Photo: City of Oakland High Street in East Oakland is a busy street that connects Laurel District, Maxwell Park, and Allendale to International and Foothill Boulevards. Over the past 5 years, there has averaged a crash every eight days on High Street. Thousands of students attend Fremont High School and other nearby schools located at the... MORE 30 Mar
More Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

More Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

Last December we reported about three big funding wins for the East Bay via state active transportation program (ATP) grants: with Oakland and Bay Point winning big. This time, we’re back with even more funding and good news. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) just announced recommendations for which regional projects will... MORE 30 Mar

Upgrades to 35th Ave., More Work to be Done

Photo: City of Oakland Last week the family of Deontae Bush, along with Oakland community leaders and city staff, cut the ribbon on upgrades to 35th Avenue. After a number of serious injuries and fatalities along the street, the city rolled out new speed cushions and visibility measures for pedestrians along 35th Avenue. We honor the advocacy... MORE 2 Mar
Update: Girl Scouts Mission, Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Update: Girl Scouts Mission, Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Last year, Girl Scout Troop 33984 embarked on a mission to fix bumpy bike boulevards in Berkeley. While #TheSmoothening has brought some fantastic smooth lanes to the East Bay, there is always more work to do. Read an update straight from the Troop below. We are Girl Scout Troop 33984 in Berkeley, and we have something to tell you. We... MORE 12 Feb
Add Your Voice: Affordable Homes, Not Exclusionary Zoning

Add Your Voice: Affordable Homes, Not Exclusionary Zoning

Photo: Thomas Brothers Map showing exclusionary lending areas, 1937. More affordable homes are on the agenda for Berkeley City Council on February 23. Council will take action to end racist and exclusionary zoning laws implemented a century ago. The city is ready to allow quadplexes in many of its single family zoned neighborhoods,... MORE 12 Feb
Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

Photo: Seventh Street Connection Project, City of Oakland From across the state of California, four hundred and fifty-four projects focused on active forms of transportation applied for Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding. Last week, forty-nine made it through to be recommended by the California Transportation Commission. Three of... MORE 12 Feb

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