Oakland Public Works/City Council Meetings (2013 Bikeways)

From EBBC:

Oakland is readying an ambitious bikeways plan for 2013 and needs your support. There are 6 key bikeways that Oakland is studying the feasibility of removing a travel lane and/or parking to make room for a safe bike space. The streets are: 1) Telegraph Ave 2) Park Blvd below 580; 3) 14th Street Downtown 4) MacArthur Blvd from Telegraph to Market 5) Foothill from 14th to 23rd St. and 6) E.12th St from 40th to 44th St. Please attend either the Oakland Public Works Committee Mtg on Nov 27 or City Council Mtg on Dec 4 to show your support for completing Oakland’s bikeway network!

The City is also launching in 2013 a “Go Gold” Campaign to achieve greater recognition as a gold-certified bicycle-friendly community from the League of American Bicyclists. There will be much work to do in the next two years, including striping many safe and inviting bikeways, to achieve such a lofty status. If successful, Oakland will join cities such as San Francisco, and 15 other cities around the country, as communities leading the movement to make bicycling mainstream in our urban environments. Find out how you can help by contacting Dave Campbell, EBBC’s Program Director.

Oakland Public Works Commission takes up this work on November 27, and then City Council on December 4, with a resolution:

  • Certifying That The Bicycle Master Plan, Updated December 4, 2007, Is Current And In Compliance With The California Streets And Highways Code Section 891.2
  • Acknowledging Five Years Of Progress On Plan Implementation
  • Affirming The Current Priority Lane Conversion Projects
  • Recommending Solutions That Address Barriers To Plan Implementation
  • And Establishing The City’s 2014 Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign

Oakland Public Works Committee
Tuesday, November 27
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Oakland City Council
Tuesday, December 4
Oakland City Hall, Council Chambers


EBBC: Oakland Bikeways Campaign 2013 Kick-Off Meeting

From East Bay Bicycle Coalition: Your volunteer help is much needed with three important outreach campaigns to get bike lanes built on major corridors in Oakland in 2013. Oakland is ready to study bikeways on 3 key bike routes, and is considering removing travel lanes to make room for the bike lanes. The streets are: […]

Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

From East Bay Bicycle Coalition: March 21, 2013 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm Our Oakland Bikeways Campaign is on the agenda for the March Oakland BPAC Meeting and we need you in attendance to support our ask for great bike lanes on Telegraph Ave, Park Blvd and 14th Street downtown. While staff are generally supportive of […]

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Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

From EBBC: Two exciting projects on are the agenda of the Oakland BPAC and boy we can’t wait to see them: 14th Street Bikeway Downtown Oakland Intersection of 52nd St and Shattuck Ave in north Oakland Come find out more about these two super-important and popular bikeways that are long over due and ready to […]