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KLH

35 neighbors want well-maintained and protected bike lanes in Oakland.

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By KLH
Bicyclists can pay closer attention to cars and traffic when they don't have to navigate massive potholes and ditches in the road! On my routes, Telegraph and Shafter are particularly bad.

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The Near Miss Project
Monday, June 19, 2017, 10:00am - 11am
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Fear of being hit and seriously injured by a car is a major deterrent for people considering whether to bike on city streets. At the same time, city transportation departments use historical crash data to prioritize street design projects where people have been killed and seriously injured. But new research shows that for cyclists, near misses, close calls, and aggressive behavior from other road users can also have a significant effect on people’s biking behaviors or even their decision to ride at all. How can data about these cycling near-misses better inform city transportation policy and street design?

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Tom K.

Some info on doing a ballot measure. Do you think that'd be helpful?

"Ballot measures have become an integral part of transportation finance, particularly to provide a local match for federal dollars. Bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations around the countries are looking towards ballot measures in improving transportation choices and investments. With a 79 percent victory rate in 2012, voters are telling their governments that transportation matters – and they’re willing to pay for it."

www.peoplepoweredmovement.org/...

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Posted Oct 14, 2013
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Tom K.

A small step forward by the city:

The city's first green bicycle pathway was completed Saturday, running through the Piedmont Avenue commercial district, by the MacArthur BART station and into Emeryville.

A series of sharrows, or shared-lane bicycle markings, stretch along the road shared by motorists and bicyclists for eight-tenths of a mile, Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Manager Jason Patton said.

blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/09...

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Oakland Tries Experimental Bicycle Pathway

Oakland's first green bicycle pathway was completed Saturday.

blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/09...

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Posted Sep 24, 2013
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Andy

Oakland is planning two new cycle tracks

"...One, a rather clever two-way cycle track connection at upper Broadway, between Keith Ave and Brookside Drive. It will include a bike traffic signal to safely get you on and off of the cycle track and on to the new bike lanes on Broadway. “The challenge here was how to get thru a section of roadway with freeway on and off ramps? We determined that a section of two-way cycle track with a bike traffic signal was the best solution, and would avoid conflicts with the freeway traffic,” said Alaoui Mohamed, Oakland traffic engineer.

www.ebbc.org/cycletrack

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Posted Aug 25, 2013
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Tom K.

Has anyone tried reporting particularly nasty potholes to the city? They ask you to report them via the Public Works Call Center at (510) 615-5566 or online: www2.oaklandnet.com/Government...

"For best results, be as specific as possible about the location(s). Include a street address wherever possible. Prior to installing new bikeways on roads that are not scheduled for resurfacing, bike program staff report potholes for repair."

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Posted Jun 27, 2013
Dan Woloz
Dan Woloz
Aug 27, 2013

I report them but the problem is that when they get to it (which can take months) they just slap a quick band-aid fix on it that falls apart the next year. Public Works has acknowledged that this is not a good fix and what they really need to do is repave whole streets to fix the issues but they are not being given the funds to do so. Most streets are decades overdue for repaving

Posted by Dan Woloz on Aug 27, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Aug 28, 2013

Wow. That's unfortunate! Maybe we need a larger campaign to put emphasis on the problem.

Have you seen any of the project where people just start fixing streets themselves?

Posted by Tom K. on Aug 28, 2013
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Meli

There is an upcoming kick-off meeting by the EBBC:
January 30, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Help Us Complete Modern Bike Lanes on Telegraph, 14th St, & Park Blvd | Transform Offices, 436 14th St, Suite 600, Central Building at 14th & Broadway. You can park your bike in the basement floor of the building, just ask the guard. More info: Oakland Bikeways Campaign 2013 Kickoff Workshop

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Posted Jan 25, 2013
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Dan Woloz

I run a bicycle shop and several people a month come in because a pothole ruined their wheel

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Posted Nov 6, 2012
Andy
Andy
Aug 27, 2013

That's very bad, Dan. And this is why we need to make this "idea" happen.

Posted by Andy on Aug 27, 2013
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Janel Sterbentz

Thanks Ryan I will definitely check it out!

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Posted Oct 8, 2012
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Dan

Right on, thanks Ryan.

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Posted Oct 8, 2012
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Ryan Hunt

Oakland has a great Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Committee (BPAC) that's open to the public and meets 5:30-7:30 p.m., every third Thursday of each month.

www2.oaklandnet.com/Government...

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Posted Oct 5, 2012
Andy
Andy
Aug 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing this info, Ryan.

Posted by Andy on Aug 25, 2013
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