Recent Streetsblog SF posts about City of Oakland

SPUR Talk: Dancing on the Grave of “Level of Service”

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Wednesday evening, SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, sponsored a talk entitled “Reconsidering Transportation to Create Better Urban Spaces” at their new downtown Oakland location. The talk focused on the history and damage done by the almost mindless adherence over the years to Level of Service (LOS) on urban spaces […]

Eyes on the Street: Telegraph Avenue Gets Green Paint

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Telegraph Avenue in Oakland is finally getting its long-awaited separated bike lanes. Crews were out adding the first touches of green paint. In the next week or so, they will continue painting the section of Telegraph between 21st and 27th, Oakland’s first experiment with parking-separated bike lanes. Bike East Bay will have ambassadors on the […]

New Planning-Savvy Advocacy Group Pushes for a People-Friendly Oakland

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A group of planning-savvy Oakland residents and workers has formed Transport Oakland to advocate for sustainable transportation and livable streets. With declining car traffic and exciting developments on the way like bike-share and bus rapid transit, the group says the growing East Bay port city could become a people-friendly mecca — given the right leadership. Transport Oakland […]

Oakland Unnecessarily Pits Safe Bicycling vs. Transit on Telegraph Avenue

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At two workshops last week in Oakland, attendees overwhelmingly called for a bolder plan to make Telegraph Avenue safer and include protected bike lanes. Oakland planners ditched their original proposals for parking-protected bike lanes, instead proposing buffered, unprotected bike lanes on most of the street. In Temescal, the street’s most dangerous and motor traffic-heavy section, planners insist […]