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.

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.

SOLD OUT: Taste of Temescal 2021

Taste of Temescal is SOLD OUT!

Tuesday, May 18 | 5-9pm | Explore the Menu at
Taste of Temescal is coming up next week and we are officially sold out. Ticket holders are encouraged to explore the full event menu (with photos!) on EventHub to plan out stops along the route. Attendees can also review our COVID-19 safety protocols for the event, as well as an event map, promotional videos, and more!

Taste of Temescal 2021 Menu Announced

Tuesday, May 18 | 5-9pm | Telegraph Ave, 40th to 51st | $50 per ticket (includes 23 tastes)

Taste of Temescal returns in 2021 as a socially distanced and COVID-safe culinary crawl, on Tuesday, May 18th, 5 – 9pm! Eat your way through Temescal with this culinary crawl (like farm-to-table trick or treat), while giving back to amazing Oakland schools and nonprofits: Oakland Tech, Emerson Elementary, Claremont Middle School, Sankofa United Elementary, and La Clínica de La Raza. Enjoy 20+ tastes from your favorite Temescal restaurants, bars and breweries along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 51st Streets, Claremont Ave, and in Temescal Alley. *New this year*: Telegraph Ave will be closed to cars to allow sufficient social distancing, and strict COVID safety protocols will be enforced. Review the complete COVID safety protocols at

RSVP for the BID’s Annual Meeting, April 28 @7pm

Join us for the Temescal Telegraph BID 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 28th to hear about 2020 challenges & accomplishments, plans for 2021, and vote on new TTBID Board Directors.
Enjoy Temescal-themed trivia (w/prizes!), a short presentation, Q&A and a chance to connect with Temescal businesses, property owners, residents, and the TTBID Board of Directors. RSVP HERE.
Annual Meeting Program
  • 2020 Review – Challenges & Accomplishments
  • Plans for 2021
  • Board of Directors Elections
  • Temescal-themed Triva (with prizes!)

New Temescal BID Marketing & Program Assistant

The Temescal BID is excited to welcome Katie Larson as the BID’s new Marketing and Program Assistant, starting this week! Katie Larson comes to the BID after several years of working with Oakland Pride, where she served as Events Coordinator and was a core part of the team that produces Oakland’s LGBTQ+ Pride Parade and Festival, as well as their first-ever Virtual Pride celebration in September 2020.

Now Hiring: Temescal BID Marketing & Program Assistant

The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District (TTBID) seeks a full-time Marketing and Program Assistant. This position is ideal to launch a career in marketing, city planning, urban economics, or business development. The chosen candidate will be involved in all aspects of our marketing and events, and will work under the supervision of and with support from the Executive Director.