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Telegraph Avenue Rapid Corridors Project

Telegraph Avenue Rapid Corridors Project

Three people sitting on the bus

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

AC Transit is pursuing the Telegraph Avenue Rapid Corridors Project to enhance reliability and reduce travel time by improving traffic signals and upgrading or relocating bus stops. In addition, the proposal includes a bus stop space change from every two to four blocks. These adjustments represent the steps to enhance transit operations along the Telegraph Avenue corridor and bring service quality for bus lines 6 and 800 closer to the improvements recommended in AC Transit’s Major Corridors Study. Completion of the project will result in faster service and improved reliability.

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You can review the proposed Telegraph Avenue Project by clicking the image below to open a printable PDF. Please see Project Schedule below for ways you can provide input and submit comments. Please review the design and provide us with your comments and see below for further information about a future virtual community meeting and how you can share your comments.

Telegraph Avenue Proposed Improvements

City of Oakland 

Bus Stops (Bus Stop ID) Direction Impacted Service Proposed Changes Parking changes 
Telegraph Ave & Claremont Ave/52nd St (56646) NB Lines 6, 12, 800 Relocate stop to near side +3 
Telegraph Ave & 52nd St (55425) SB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +1 
Telegraph Ave & 55th St (51815) NB Lines 6, 800 Relocate stop to far side -4 
Telegraph Ave & 55th St (51851) SB Lines 6, 800 Relocate stop to far side, sidewalk repair -1 
Telegraph Ave & Aileen St (55649) NB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Aileen St (55139) SB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +1 
Telegraph Ave & 58th St (56007) SB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +1 
Telegraph Ave & 59th St (55002) NB Lines 6, 800 No change 
Telegraph Ave & 59th St (54499) SB Lines 6, 800 Longer bus stop -1 
Telegraph Ave & 60th St (50422) SB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +3 
Telegraph Ave & 62nd St (55136) NB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & 62nd St (51123) SB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Alcatraz Ave (57788) NB Lines 6, 800 No change 
Telegraph Ave & Alcatraz Ave (53377) SB Lines 6, 800 Relocate stop to far side, sidewalk repair -4 
Telegraph Ave & Woolsey Ave (NEW) SB Lines 6, 800 Install bus stop to far side, sidewalk repair -4 

Notes: The table above lists bus stops with proposed changes.  Bus stops without proposed changes are not included.   

City of Berkeley 

Bus Stops (Bus Stop ID) Direction Impacted Service Proposed Changes Parking changes 
Telegraph Ave & Woolsey Ave (NEW) NB Lines 6, 800 New bus stop at far side, sidewalk repair - 4 
Telegraph Ave & Woolsey Ave (NEW) SB Lines 6, 800 New bus stop at far side, sidewalk repair - 4 
Telegraph Ave & Prince St (58220) NB Lines 6, 800 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Webster St (51114) NB Lines 6, 800, BL Remove stop +4 
Telegraph Ave & Webster St (55529) SB Lines 6, 800, BL Longer bus stop -1 
Telegraph Ave & Ashby Ave (57050) NB Line 6 No change 
Telegraph Ave & Ashby Ave (57088) SB Line 6 Remove Stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Russell St (52424) NB Line 6 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Russell St (58330) SB Line 6 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Stuart St (51005) NB Line 6 Longer bus stop.   -1 
Telegraph Ave & Stuart St (51215) SB Line 6 Longer bus stop. Pave planter strip.  -1 
Telegraph Ave & Derby St (51015) NB Line 6 Remove stop +1 
Telegraph Ave & Derby St (59593) SB Line 6 Remove stop +1 
Telegraph Ave & Parker St (52250) NB Line 6, BL Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Parker St (58835) SB Line 6, BL Remove stop +3 
Telegraph Ave & Blake St (NEW) NB Line 6 New bus stop at far side -4 
Telegraph Ave & Dwight Way (57711) NB Line 6 Remove stop +2 
Telegraph Ave & Dwight Way (51555) SB Line 6 No change 
Durant Ave & Ellsworth St (51584) SB Line 6 Remove stop +2 
Durant Ave & Dana St (57555) SB Line 6 Longer bus stop -1 
Dana St & Haste St SB Line 6  Relocate stop to far side. Construct a bus boarding island.   * See the Dana Street Project page for details 

Notes: The table above lists bus stops with proposed changes. Bus stops without proposed changes are not included.   
BL = Shared bus stop with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shuttles 

No. 6 AC Transit bus at a stop

Project Elements

  • Proposed Bus Stop Improvements from 51st Street to Downtown Berkeley: Relocating and upgrading bus stops will improve reliability and reduce travel time. The longer curbs and sidewalk enhancements at stops will provide better access to the buses. The Project proposes to relocate near-side bus stops (located immediately before crossing intersections) to far-side bus stops (located immediately after crossing intersections). Proposed near-side to far-side relocations will also allow buses to take advantage of proposed traffic signal changes and reenter traffic more easily. They are expected to increase safety and promote healthy, and equitable mobility for all. This supports policies recently adopted by the Cities of Berkeley and Oakland.
  • Proposed Traffic Signal Improvements from 20th Street/Thomas L. Berkeley Way to Downtown Berkeley: Improved traffic signals will help buses travel more efficiently by allowing for extra seconds of green light, or turning the light to green earlier when needed. Buses approaching traffic signals will either have an early green time or the traffic signal will hold green for buses to cross the intersection to the far side stop. This will minimize delay to the buses and vehicle drivers, and enhance traffic safety to pedestrians as they will be crossing the intersection behind the buses.

Bus stop relocation and improvements between 20th Street and 51st Street will be delivered by the City of Oakland Department of Transportation as part of the Complete Street Project and Repairing Telegraph Avenue Project

See Telegraph Avenue Rapid Corridors Project Fact Sheet for more details.

Project Schedule

  • Spring 2021: Virtual Community Meeting, survey, and public input period for Telegraph Avenue Rapid Corridors Project. We will provide details on input opportunities as soon as they become available. To provide feedback on the project, a virtual community meeting, survey, and public input period will be conducted in Spring of 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all future workshops for this project will be held virtually through Zoom using the following link: http://www.tinyurl.com/RapidCorridors. The meeting will be held on June 3, 6:00 to 7:30pm. To participate by phone, call (877) 369-0926 and use webinar ID 956 0091 3364. The project survey can be found at https://tinyurl.com/rc-telegraph. Please provide input on the project by June 18. 
  • Summer 2021 through Fall 2021: Finalization of project design 
  • Spring 2022 to Fall 2022: Construction 

For your questions or comments, please contact us at planning@actransit.org or by calling 510-891-7262.

You can also provide feedback by participating in the virtual community meeting and survey. Please check the project page for updates, or sign up for the eNews for information and updates.