Some 20 advocates, planners and officials attended a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning for the opening of Oakland’s first concrete, fully protected cycletrack bike lane. The lane runs along upper Broadway between Keith Ave and Brookside Drive, next to SR 24. “This is a great way to spend my third hour on my first day […]
Nine months isn’t a long time to create a Department of Transportation (DOT) for the City of Oakland. But that’s exactly what Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, was tasked with last July. Next week, Tumlin’s service as director of the department he has now created comes to an end. He will […]
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 […]
Members of Oakland's "Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities" (MCPD) are miffed at Motivate and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for planning Bay Area Bike Share without including bikes for disabled users.
Oakland's Telegraph Avenue has seen an increase in people biking and walking as well as a decrease in speed, collisions, and delay along this heavily traveled corridor since reconfiguring the street with a road diet and parking-protected bike lanes. And retail establishments are reporting higher income.