Temescal Telegraph BID

Open Issues: 362 Closed Issues: 2,164 Acknowledged Issues: 646

Area of Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District.

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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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  • Sidewalk Acknowledged
    4822 Telegraph Oakland, California - Temescal

    Clients of The Avenue openly flaunt the dive bar's own sign, and the staff there refuse to enforce it. Time to take action!

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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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  • Defaced Artwork Acknowledged
    42nd & Telegraph Oakland, California - Temescal

    On the utility box next to Church's Chicken, at the southwest corner of the intersection.

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  • Other Acknowledged
    427-461 48th Street Oakland, California - Temescal

    Wire recycling cage ripped off the top of waste receptacle. Hopefully this can be repaired without losing the beautiful mosaic artwork on the outside of the waste receptacle.

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  • 490 40th Street Oakland, California - Temescal

    Atop the roof at A&F Auto Parts.

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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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  • 42nd & 41st Oakland, California - Temescal

    At the southeast corner of the intersection.

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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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  • Other: Signs Acknowledged
    40th & Clarke Oakland, California - Mosswood

    At the southeast corner of the intersection, the overgrown tree has made the stop sign virtually invisible.

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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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