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Oakland Mayor Makes New Promise About Safety

Mayor Thao Tweets "It's time to reach a critical juncture where tragedies don’t catalyze improvements." But when and how will we know if the city has really reached that point and is serious about safety for all road users?

December 5, 2023

Oakland Promises Protected Bike Lanes on Lakeshore

City has committed to building protected bike lanes on the east side of Lake Merritt

September 29, 2023

Study: Grand Ave. Road Diet Unlikely to Slow Buses, Even During Rush Hour

After objections from AC Transit that a road diet and wide, protected bike lanes on Grand Avenue would slow buses, Streetlight Data crunched the numbers.

September 8, 2023

SPUR Talk: OakDOT Director Kelley Says Protected Bike Lanes Should Be the Default

... before hedging his statement with a list of exceptions and political qualifications and "trade-offs"

September 6, 2023

Eyes on the Intersection: Quick Update on Telegraph

The Bay Area is getting closer to having its first protected bike lane AND intersection project in a merchant corridor completed. Despite what merchants feared, Armageddon has not yet commenced!

August 21, 2023

Video on the Street: Update on Telegraph

Streetfilms documents Oakland's best-practice protected bike lane and decides it looks great

August 3, 2023

Call to Action: Sign Petition for a Safer Grand Avenue

Streetsblog readers need to sign this petition to restore the road diet and wide bike lanes on Grand Avenue in Oakland

July 24, 2023

Three East Bay Victories for Safety

14th in Oakland, 40th in Emeryville, and Grand in Alameda all got approvals Tuesday evening for protected bike lanes and other improvements

July 20, 2023

OakDOT Killing Grand Avenue Road Diet at AC Transit’s Request

The beautiful and successful Lakeside two-way cycle track (seen below) was supposed to wrap around the entire lake, but OakDOT, at the request of AC Transit, is significantly cutting back the section on Grand to preserve all six lanes for cars

July 18, 2023