Temescal Telegraph BID

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  • 55th Street And Dover Intersection Oakland, California - Bushrod

    A crosswalk has been needed for years at the intersection of 55th Street and Dover, between MLK and Shattuck Avenue. Cars drive at advanced speeds and pass other cars since the street is quite wide (even with the addition of the bike lanes neighbors suggested). Due to its location between several freeway on and off ramps, along with the street's width, drivers treat this stretch of road as a freeway extension. At the residential intersection of 55th and Dover, residents and neighborhood visitors and Children's Hospital Oakland employees (often children and seniors) routinely cross to reach the hospital, the popular Dover Street Park (@Dover/59th), the North Senior Oakland Senior Center, CHORI, and the bus stops (two well-used AC Transit lines run down 55th Street) on either side of the street. Although not a formal bike route, Dover Street is also heavily utilized by bicyclists. Crossing for pedestrians and bikers is often an impossible task due to the lack of signage and a steady stream of speeding cars (some passing other cars in the oncoming lane at even higher speeds). It is particularly difficult to cross during the winter, when residents coming home from work must disembark from buses and try to cross the street after dark (and sometimes in the rain). Pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers would benefit greatly from a large reflective thermoplast crosswalk and reflective signage at 55th/Dover to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians (particularly children and seniors) for whom they should slow down.

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  • 42nd Street Underpass Between Telegraph And Martin Luther King Oakland, CA - Temescal

    Tents, trash and dumping

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  • 5801 Racine Street Oakland , CA - Bushrod

    For the past 15+ years, members of the community have been requesting improvements to the "crosswalk" at the corner of 58th & Telegraph. Numerous people have been hit due to the lack of attention and respect by motorist who use this portion of Telegraph as a speedway to get to either Highway 24 or Berkeley. There is definitely not proper signage or lights to highlight that pedestrians are utilizing this popular crosswalk.

    Here are a few examples :
    Wednesday: The photo attached was taken Wednesday night when we witnessed a man going Northbound on Telegraph almost hit a woman who was crossing the street . All other cars stopped, but he did not feel the need to, shouting expletives and other unnecessary comments.
    Saturday: We were hanging our anniversary sign Saturday, and we witnessed about 6 people that were almost hit. I guess getting to the Cal Game was a matter of "life or your death" for some people.
    Sunday: Following worship, we witness cars almost hit a man and his family with small children in the crosswalk. The car was in half of the crosswalk! Craziness!

    Please address this issue. Traffic studies have been done and nothing has transpired. Previous councilpersons were notified, and nothing was done. We thank you for being swift in this matter.

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  • 42nd And Mlk Oakland, CA - Longfellow

    Several older African American homeless men living in tarps/ tents and home made cardboard homes with a gas stove, human waste and broken glass, and what appears to be SEVERAL stolen tools & various bikes from nearby homes and oakland residents!

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  • 41st $ 42nd Streets Oakland, CA - Temescal

    Transients have used debris to construct a camp on what appears to be CalTrans property.

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  • 4640 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA - Temescal

    The graffiti criminals running amok in Oakland have vandalized a another historic Oakland landmark. The Hooper's Chocolate building on Telegraph is covered in graffiti.

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  • 565-649 45th Street Oakland, California - Temescal

    More trash and refuse is piling up on 45th street after the recent clean up. This morning 4 men with shopping carts were gathered there with lots of rubbish on the ground nearby. I observed another man dragging a mattress up the embankment on the south side, for the obvious purposes of setting up camp there. Apologies for not having a photo, but with the number of men there, I didn't feel comfortable stopping to take a picture.

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  • Homeless Encampment Acknowledged
    551-599 42nd Street Oakland, California - Temescal

    Homeless Encampment, re-erected immediately after clean-up on Sept. 17th by Project Dignity.

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  • 552 42nd Street Oakland, California - Temescal

    Seeclickfix.com keeps deleting these homeless encampment posts as if they are being cleaned up. I would go down and ask some of the residents of this sprawling encampment metropolis about that before removing the post. The camp has not been cleaned up. Great work Oakland!

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  • 566-572 45th Street Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Temescal

    I just saw a man throwing piles of garbage out of this van at about 4pm 7/13/13 on 45th Street between Telegraph and MLK under the overpass.
    In case you can't read the license plate, it's 4DZR452, Make: Toyota Model:?

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  • 42nd & 41st Streets Oakland, CA - Temescal

    At the southwest corner of the intersection, on what I believe is Caltrans property, the street people have once again erected an illegal shelter, which is a public health hazard.

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  • 551-599 42nd Street Oakland, CA - Temescal

    A new and growing homeless camp has developed in the last couple weeks below the 24 freeway and BART tracks on 42nd Street. It is now completely obstructing the south sidewalk and there is debris on the north sidewalk as well. There are several tents, cooking equipment, pallets, large boxes, and waste.

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