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Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets
- Project Updates
- Project Overview
- Project Recommendations
- Purpose Statement
- Planning and Community Involvement
- Project Materials
- Background Materials
- Complete Streets Resources
January 27, 2017: We have some key before-and-after data to share. Read our Telegraph Progress Report to see how the project is doing.
December 23, 2016: Telegraph Complete Streets is one of six projects in the US nominated by Streetsblog readers as the Best Street Transformation of 2016.
December 19, 2016: Telegraph Complete Streets is one of ten projects recognized by People for Bikes as one of America's Best New Bike Lanes of 2016.
May 10, 2016: Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration & Media Event on May 10 from 9:00-9:30 a.m. on Telegraph at 21st Street (northbound side) with Mayor Libby Schaaf.
April 2016: Pilot implementation concludes, including protected bike lanes, new parking configuration, and painted bulbouts.
March 2016: The pilot implementation of the project begins with installation of lane lines and high visibility crosswalks from 29th Street to 17th Street as part of a citywide repaving project.
2015: Oakland successfully applies for funding to implement the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Plan with permanent treatments, and identifies an opportunity to implement a pilot version of the project through an upcoming citywide repaving project.
December 2014: Oakland City Council adopts Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Plan.
January 2014: Oakland begins Telegraph Complete Streets Plan effort.
Prior efforts: Many planning efforts, including the 2005 Pedestrian Streetscape Improvement Project, have looked at improvements on Telegraph to better serve people biking, walking, taking transit, and driving.
The goals of the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets project are to improve safety and accessibility for all users, make the street more comfortable and enjoyable for people walking and biking, and balance the needs and convenience of all users.
Below is a set of metrics, derived from the project goals, that will be used to evaluate the ongoing project:
- crashes and injuries for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists
- volume of vehicles, bus passengers, bicycle riders, and pedestrians
- traffic speeds, including percentage of speeding vehicles and median speeds
- economic vitality, including growth in retail activity
- user satisfaction
Your voter-approved transportation dollars funded this project!
The recommended project will improve safety for all modes of travel on Telegraph Avenue through a combination of treatments that include bicycle lanes, new and improved pedestrian crossings, relocated bus stops, additional turn lanes, and traffic signal upgrades.
The following summarizes the key Plan recommendations:
- Remove 1 travel lane on Telegraph Avenue in each direction between 19th Street and 41st Street to allow for the installation of bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements.
- Install parking-protected bicycle lanes (also known as “cycle tracks”) between 20th Street and 29th Street, using low-cost and interim materials (e.g., paint, striping, colored pavement, flex posts).
- Install buffered bicycle lanes between 29th Street and 41st Street, using low-cost and interim materials (e.g., paint, striping, colored pavement, flex posts).
- Install pedestrian improvements (e.g., median refuge islands, ladder crosswalks, curb extensions) using low-cost, interim materials.
- Reconfigure on-street parking, parking meters, and loading zones as needed to implement the proposed design, include potential designation of time-of-day loading zones.
- Relocate and consolidate bus stops to far-side locations to improve efficiency of bus transit operations.
- Construct permanent transit boarding islands at transit stops as funding is available.
- Prohibit on-street parking between 55th Street and Aileen Street under SR24 to connect existing Telegraph Avenue bicycle lanes to 55th Street and Shattuck Avenue bicycle routes.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of Phase 1 improvements to allow the City to seek funding for future capital improvements on Telegraph Avenue from 20th Street to 57th Street (e.g., curb relocations, stormwater management treatments).
- Seek funding for more focused design studies and community outreach on how best to reconfigure the street between 41st Street and 55th Street to become a complete street, including reconfiguration of the Telegraph Avenue/Shattuck Avenue intersection.
Planning Phase and Community Involvement
During the planning phase of the project, the OakDOT team performed stakeholder interviews, collected and analyzed transportation data, and hosted public workshops to develop concept drawings for Telegraph Avenue and a realistic implementation plan. Community involvement activities included:
- The City solicited public feedback through an online survey from December 2013-January 2014.
- The City of Oakland presented draft Telegraph Avenue design options for feedback at three public open houses in late April and early May.
- The City of Oakland presented draft recommendations for Telegraph Avenue at two public hearings in September 2014.
- The Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission adopted the Plan recommendations in October 2014.
- Oakland City Council adopted the Plan recommendations in December 2014.
Key Planning Phase Activities (last updated November July 8, 2015)
|Stakeholder Interviews and Feedback Survey||Interview representatives of neighborhood associations, advocacy groups and transportation related agencies and distribute online survey to stakeholders to understand concerns and opportunities||Completed January 2014|
|Data Collection & Analysis||Data includes: ||Completed December 2013|
|Develop Project Purpose Statement||The purpose will match both community goals and the City’s Complete Streets Policy||Completed March 2014|
|Develop Corridor Options||Options will consider the following categories: ||Completed April 2014|
|Develop Preferred Concept||Develop recommendation to address safety, comfort and operations of all modes along Telegraph Avenue||Completed November 2014|
|Develop an Implementation Plan||Includes cost estimates, potential funding sources and a phasing plan||Completed November 2014|
|Public Meetings||Public meetings will be held at two points during concept development: |
Meeting #1: August 2014
Meeting #2: September 2014
|Final Plan Adoption|
Develop recommendations for adoption by Oakland City Council
|Completed December 2014|
Progress report materials:
Existing Conditions Analysis:
Stakeholder Outreach and Public Survey Report:
Temescal Shopper Survey
Roadway Design Options Report
Design Options Open House Meeting Materials
- Overview presentation
- Station #1: Project Overview
- Station #2: Existing Conditions
- Station #3: Survey and Stakeholder Feedback
- Station #4: Roadway Design Options
- Station #5: Parking and Loading
- Station #6: Transit Improvements
- Station #7: Pedestrian Crossings
- Station #8: Next Steps
Draft Plan Public Hearing Meeting Materials
Telegraph Avenue Complete Street Final Plan
- Final Plan
- Appendix A: Illustrative Plan View Drawings (Entire Corridor)
- Appendix B: Supplemental Technical Analysis
- Appendix C: Summary of Public Comments on Design Options
City Council Adoption Documents
- Oakland Bicycle Master Plan
- Oakland Pedestrian Master Plan
- Telegraph Avenue Pedestrian Streetscape Improvements Project
- AC Transit East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Project EIR
- Telegraph-Northgate Neighborhood Plan
- Line 1R Service and Reliability Study
Complete Streets Resources
- Oakland Complete Streets Resolution and Policy
- Learn about the benefits of Complete Streets
- Complete Streets in Alameda County
- Economic Benefits of Sustainable Streets--New York City DOT analysis of sales tax revenue before and after complete street projects