Advocates want bike lanes, a pedestrian mall, and more space for people added to the revitalization scheme
Streetsblog did a survey tour of Oakland bike infrastructure last Friday with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) president Chris Hwang. The group’s mission statement, from its web page, is a familiar one for safe-streets advocates: “We want every person who lives, plays, and works in Oakland to feel safe and comfortable walking and bicycling, and that they know how to […]
The crowning achievement for Oakland’s new planning and building director so far might be ensuring that cars are being driven through the Latham Square pilot plaza once again. The Latham Square pilot was supposed to last for six months, but after just six weeks, the widely-lauded, one-block plaza at the foot of Telegraph Avenue is no longer car-free. […]
Thanks to I-880 and its complex of on and offramps, walking or bike riding through Oakland’s Chinatown, downtown, or on routes to Jack London Square and the estuary, can be pretty awful. That’s why a series of projects, some official, some grass-roots, including Walk this Way and Connect Oakland, are trying to fix some of the damage […]
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Hearst Avenue Bikeway Upgrade Public Meeting. This project includes improvements to pavement conditions as well as Complete Streets safety treatments for people walking, bicycling, and driving. The project will stretch from Milvia Street to Shattuck Avenue and close a gap in the city’s low-stress bikeway network. Monday/tonight! Dec. 3, […]
They've been improving safety all over Oakland...so Kaplan wants that stopped?