Fix the unsafe bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue and save Oakland First Fridays!

Fix the unsafe bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue and save Oakland First Fridays!

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KONO Community Benefit District started this petition to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and

The separated bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue are unsafe, put an unfair burden on local businesses and threaten the future of Oakland First Fridays.

Safety issues were apparent immediately after their installation in 2016, and reported to OakDOT by the KONO Community Benefit District: the row of parked cars means drivers can’t see bike lane traffic when turning, and cars drive and park in the bike lanes. Local tax revenue has dropped, and accidents and our Street Ambassadors report seeing accidents and near-misses on a daily basis.  

But cars still can't see bike lane traffic, and still drive and park in the lanes. Bollards are already dirty and damaged from being run over, and their presence makes it impossible for Oakland First Fridays to resume.

We call on the City to replace this failed project with safer buffered bike lanes, which will allow for full visibility of cyclists, minimize impact on local merchants, and ensure that First Fridays will return.

CIty Council will vote on this issue on Tuesday June 6! Use this link to leave a comment saying you SUPPORT the resolution to install buffered bike lanes in KONO: https://oakland.granicusideas.com/meetings/4739-star-concurrent-meeting-of-the-oakland-redevelopment-successor-agency-and-the-city-council-on-2021-07-06-1-30-pm-please-see-the-agenda-to-participate-in-the-meeting/agenda_items/60de5b28244398dce3000229-s13-21-0454-subject-improvements-to-telegraph

Zoom link for the Council meeting, 7/6/21 at 1:30pm. The item is late on the agenda but the public can make two-minute comments at the beginning of the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87618102256

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