Eyes on the Street: Oakland’s Newest Bike Lanes

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Cyclists in Oakland’s Lakeshore district are celebrating a hard-fought new bike lane that runs along Harrison and Oakland Avenues south of I-580. Jen Jackson, Vice Chair and co-founder of Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO), helped spearhead the initiative, and was thrilled:

WOBO is very excited about this important new addition to Oakland’s bike lane network. We’ve worked long and hard with neighborhood activists in the Westlake Community Coalition, Oakland Councilmember Nancy Nadel’s office, Oakland City staff and the bicycling community to put paint on the pavement to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety. We look forward to further improvements in the Harrison-Oakland corridor with the future addition of bike lanes on Harrison Avenue and Oakland Ave north of 580!

See a map of the new lane and proposals for additional bike and pedestrian infrastructure after the jump.

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  • Brian

    There is another brand new lane that connects Emeryville with Temescal. Up 55th Street. It’s fat and lovely. Thanks City of Oakland!

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