Oakland Plans to Make Telegraph Avenue More Bike Friendly

Oakland is working to make sure one of its most dangerous streets is safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The city has proposed a plan called “Complete Streets” to make changes to Telegraph Avenue between 20th Street to 42nd Street and officials want to hear residents’ feedback on Friday.

One of the two options proposed is to separate a bike lane from traffic by another lane of parking spots or a loading zone. The other option is to place a bike lane next to traffic lanes.

Residents can let the city know which option they’d prefer by filling out this survey on the city’s website.

Between 2007 and 2011, four people died in crashed on Telegraph Avenue; 16 people were severely injured; and there were at least 68 pedestrian and 66 bicycle crashes.

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