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Picnic on Telegraph

Friday, August 20th, 4-8pm
Telegraph Ave, 40th St-51st St.

We invite you to #DiscoverTemescal outdoors at Picnic on Telegraph! Spend the evening walking, shopping, and dining out on the street all while supporting Temescal businesses. Highlights include: expanded outdoor dining, retail pop-ups, sidewalk sales, live music performances, and more!

Repaving Telegraph Ave.

June 15 Update:

Construction of the seven bus boarding islands on Telegraph between 51st Street and West MacArthur Blvd has been completed, and the bus stops are all operational. Remaining work includes installing mid-block curb cuts for loading zones, additional signage, and the striping of parking spaces that served as temporary bus stops during the construction.

Pedestrian Light Construction Complete

The Temescal BID construction project to install ten new pedestrian lights on the east side of Telegraph Ave, between 51st and Aileen, is now complete! These ten new lights bring the number of pedestrian lights in the Temescal District to 177, all constructed by the Temescal BID, funded largely with BID property owner assessment fees.

Work on Telegraph Ave Pedestrian + Bike Improvements

The city will begin pedestrian and bike improvement construction on Telegraph, 29th to 45th this week. Funded by a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant, the city will install RRFBs at 41st, 43rd and 44th, and a raised concrete median refuge at 43rd and 44th. The project also includes the installation of buffered bike lanes and a road diet on Telegraph from 29th St to West MacArthur (the gap between Temescal and KONO bike lanes) and the installation of a raised concrete plaza area on the southern part of the new Shattuck Ave pedestrian plaza.
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Construction Complete on 10 New Pedestrian Lights

The Temescal BID construction project to install ten new pedestrian lights on the east side of Telegraph Ave, between 51st and Aileen, is now complete!
 
This current phase of the BID’s pedestrian light capital project is funded by 5110 Telegraph Ave property owner lien fund contribution, as well as BID assessment funds. These ten new lights bring the number of pedestrian lights in the Temescal District to 177, all constructed by the Temescal BID, funded largely with BID property owner assessment fees, in addition to significant contributions from Skylyne at Temescal and MacArthur Commons secured as part of each development’s community benefit agreement.
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Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District creates, promotes and nurtures an engaging destination for Bay Area residents, workers, and visitors to experience Temescal. We do so through strengthening our thriving economic base of both longtime and new businesses, celebrating the diverse cultures of the District and its events, and enhancing Temescal Telegraph's physical environment and public safety.

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