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Telegraph Avenue in Oakland is finally getting its long-awaited separated bike lanes.

Crews were out adding the first touches of green paint. In the next week or so, they will continue painting the section of Telegraph between 21st and 27th, Oakland's first experiment with parking-separated bike lanes.

Workers pull up stencils on green lane markings. All photos: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Workers pull up stencils on the new green lane markings. All photos: Melanie Curry/ Streetsblog
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Bike East Bay will have ambassadors on the street starting next week to greet people and help them figure out the new parking configuration, which will be a foreign concept to many. Instead of parking along the curb, cars will be parked to the left of the new bike lane, which could take some getting used to.

The lane markings are extended in some spots through the intersection.
The lane markings are extended in some spots through the intersection.
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The bike lane will continue through the bus stops, with a buffer to the left for passing when safe. The box below the word "bus" will be painted green.
The bike lane will continue through the bus stops, with a buffer to the left for passing when safe. The box below the word "bus" in the photo above will be painted green. The white car on the right is parked in what will become the bike lane; you can see parking marked to the left of the buffer there.
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Indeed. The new lanes will take about a week or so to finish, according to the city of Oakland.
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