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This page archives previous resources for the Flex Streets Initiative.
For current Flex Street information, please visit www.oaklandca.gov/FlexStreets.
City of Oakland Launches Flex Streets Initiative Allowing Businesses to Use City Sidewalks and Streets Under COVID-19
City of Oakland Encourages Businesses to Temporarily Convert Parking Lots & Other Private Spaces for Dining & Retail
City Continues Expansion of Flex Streets Initiative to allow use of City-Owned Property to help businesses meet Physical Distancing Requirements
Read the Information Memorandum on the Flex Streets Initiative.
Watch a video of a press event on the Flex Streets Initiative