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2-way cycle track is optimal solution on Patrick Avenue

2-way cycle track is optimal solution on Patrick Avenue

Pushback against the partially-installed protected bike lanes on Patrick Avenue has reached fever pitch. In response, staff paused completing the project and now want to replace the protected bike lanes with buffered bike lanes, not unlike what Oakland staff attempted to do on Telegraph Avenue. The main point of contention is the uncomfortable... MORE 22 Jul
Protected Lanes Win on Telegraph Ave.

Protected Lanes Win on Telegraph Ave.

On Tuesday, Oakland City Council voted unanimously to save the protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) district. The protected bike lanes, which calm traffic, speed up transit, and fully separate people biking from moving cars, were in danger of being ripped out and converted to paint-only buffered bike lanes... MORE 7 Jul
Oakland Budget Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland Budget Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland’s city budget has passed, and it’s a win for investments in alternatives to policing. Federal stimulus packages opened up the budget and gave Oakland the chance to reprioritize public safety investments. Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Carroll Fife made sure Oakland seized the opportunity. Under their leadership,... MORE 2 Jul
Oakland Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland’s city budget has passed, and it’s a win for investments in alternatives to policing. Federal stimulus packages opened up the budget and gave Oakland the chance to reprioritize public safety investments. Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Carroll Fife made sure Oakland seized the opportunity. Under their leadership,... MORE 2 Jul
Add Your Public Comment: Telegraph Ave. Meeting

Add Your Public Comment: Telegraph Ave. Meeting

Oakland’s city council meets on Tuesday July 6 at 1:30PM to discuss potential changes to Telegraph Avenue (full agenda available here). Make your voice heard! Find all the details on how to make a public comment at this meeting below. Can’t make the meeting? Write to your council member today. Call in/join via Zoom at 1:30PM: https://us02web... MORE 2 Jul
Oakland's Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes at Risk for Removal

Oakland's Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes at Risk for Removal

Photo: rendering of the upgraded, curb protected bike lanes originally on track for this year. [Update: July 7, 2021] On Tuesday, Oakland City Council voted unanimously to save the protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) district. Your support made this victory possible. Now we’re one step closer to... 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

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