Let’s also not forget that Oakland voters successfully passed Measure BB, a four-fold increase in funding for better transit, better bicycling and better walking facilities for Oakland.
2014 was a bellwether for what is to come in 2015!
These hard-earned successes need great, ongoing stewards like WOBO to ensure that Oakland delivers.
Your membership supports WOBO’s ability to stay true to its mission: supporting every Oakland community’s ability to improve neighborhood vitality, livability and sustainability by making walking and bicycling safe, easy, accessible, and fun.
A better Telegraph Ave is a unanimously good idea, Oakland City Council decided December 9, green-lighting Oakland’s first parking protected bike lane.
By Spring 2015, you will be able to ride on new bike lanes on Telegraph Ave from 16th St up to 41st St, with 9 blocks of this stretch designed with parking-protected bike lanes, where you ride along the curb and parked cars are between you and moving traffic–the way it should be.
This project is good for our customers,” said Tiffany O’Shaughnessy, owner of Econo Jam Records on Telegraph, at public comment before City Council.
Stephanie Sockel of Marc 49 Winebar & Restaurant in the Temescal District spoke how a walkable, bikeable Telegraph will be good for her business. “I’m seeing more people bicycling Telegraph everyday.”
Oakland Public Works will finalize designs and incorporate the project into a scheduled repaving project next Spring. We will push Oakland to repave as much as this project as possible and include all of the transit improvements at the same time.
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