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How to make Telegraph Avenue safer for bike riders

on September 9, 2021

Cycling has become safer on Telegraph Avenue over the years, thanks to protected bike lanes that impose a barrier between two-wheel and four-wheel traffic.

In 2016, Oakland supported a pilot project that made the thoroughfare bike friendly from 20th to 29th streets. With the introduction of protected lanes came a dramatic decrease in car-bike collisions. Since then, the city has been working to bring the same safety measures to the corridor between 37th and 52nd streets.

The advocacy group Bike East Bay has been at the forefront of the mission to make the region safer for those who pedal to work and school. It is working to ensure that people can safely commute from downtown Oakland to 57th Street on their bikes. The Telegraph Avenue campaign is among about a dozen the group currently is spearheading to expand opportunities for cyclists in East Bay communities.

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