Oakland: First Protected Bike Lanes Coming Soon to Telegraph Ave

Preliminary street markings are visible for the new protected bike lanes. 
The major road diet on Oakland's Telegraph Avenue is officially underway as preliminary street markings for a protected bike lane have been added to the roadway between 20th and 29th Streets. As of November 28th, traffic was still using the prior configuration despite the new markings but, according to the project's website, the street improvements could be completed as early as December 2015.

Though this is only the project's first phase, it is perhaps its most prominent one as it will include Oakland's first protected bike lanes. These types of bike lanes tend to attract cyclists of more varied skill sets and should help draw more people on bikes to this key route that links downtown Oakland with the Temescal neighborhood, North Oakland and Berkeley. The plan should eventually include buffered (but not protected) bike lanes all the way up to 57th Street though the exact details north of 41st are still being studied.

There are improvements for pedestrians included in this project as well. Painted bulb-outs, continental crosswalks, transit boarding islands and other improvements will make it easier and safer for people to walk along this corridor. Reducing the number of travel lanes will also help reduce speeding and hopefully prevent deadly accidents. Future phases of the project will be completed as funding becomes available.

Rendering: City of Oakland
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December 1, 2015 at 9:17 PM delete

I'm excited about this. I hope the finish it soon.

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May 26, 2016 at 6:21 AM delete

I WILL LIKE TO LIVE HERE..THANK--YOU

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