Representatives from the City of Oakland’s Transportation Planning department are hosting a series of open houses to solicit feedback on proposed bike lanes for Telegraph Avenue. 

The City of Oakland, in collaboration with the Alameda County Transportation Commission, is working to improve transportation safety and comfort on Telegraph Avenue between 20th Street and 57th Street for all modes of travel. The project builds on past planning efforts along Telegraph Avenue, including the 2005 Pedestrian Streetscape Improvement Project. The initial phase of the project will conclude in the summer of 2014, and will provide detailed concept drawings for the corridor that will allow the City to seek construction funding (e.g., grant money).

Meetings are happening:

  • April 24:6pm-8pm, Beebe Memorial Cathedral (3900 Telegraph)
  • April 26:10am – 12pm, Faith Presbyterian Church (430 49th Street)
  • May 1:6pm – 8pm, Humanist Hall (390 27th Street, accessible entrance at 411 28th Street)

About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

One Response

  1. r2d2ii

    If this project were to be completed as conceived, Telegraph Ave. could become a really people-friendly, most attractive urban corridor. The problem is that so few pols understand what better walking and bicycling and public transportation can do for a city. Thus the project will be challenged, and very likely compromised, at each step in funding and implementation.


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