Meet our terrific team of Jack London Ambassadors. They're glad to give directions and information, pedestrian and motorist assistance, and provide safety and umbrella escorts as they make our streets clean and safe.
Ambassador Operating Hours
7:00am – 9:00pm
Monday through Thursday
9:00am – 11:00pm
8:30am – 4:30pm on Sundays.
For immediate assistance: 510-363-0989
Questions, comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Intensive cleaning of sidewalks, gutters, and fixtures in the public right-of way to improve the street-level experience, particularly in areas of chronic neglect (such as the Broadway/880 underpass).
- Special projects such as removal of hazardous fixtures in the public right-of-way, painting of street furnishings, removal of extensive graffiti in the public right-of-way and more.
- A friendly greeting and visitor assistance, directions, recommendations, and neighborhood information.
- Social Service outreach as they interact with the homeless and Street population to conduct welfare checks and request compliance with Oakland’s laws and ordinances.
- Umbrella escorts between any two points within the District on request.
- Deterrence & Reporting of unwanted behaviors as they circulate through the District and observe disturbances.
- Coordination with the Oakland Police Department to share safety and security information
- Information to community members of safety practices
- Safety walking escort between any two points within the District on request.
We expect the benefits to broaden as an improved standard is established, maintained, and even more people enjoy living, working, and visiting our District.
Light pole banners
These fixtures are installed on lampposts around the District, to celebrate Jack London's identity and promote the area. This program will be expanded in 2016.
Building Art Program
We are coordinating with property owners and an art curator to identify and implement art in outdoor neighborhood locations to enliven the Jack London District for its residents, workers, and visitors.
Bike Solar Oakland
Partnering with GenZe, DC Solar, and CalCEF, Bike Solar Oakland's first sun-powered charging station is installed at 333 Broadway. These solar powered bikes will be available available as a community amenity.
Underpass Infrastructure Improvements
The 880 underpasses have long been perceived as a barrier. We are working to provide short-term mitigations, including cleaning, pressure washing, and coordinating lighting and electrical repairs with the City. We’re also developing a vision for longer-range environmental design solutions in creative brainstorming sessions, and with consultants working on the ongoing Freeway Access Plan and Downtown Specific Plan.
Art Wrapped Utility Boxes
Utility boxes in strategic locations throughout the District are being covered in art by a local, curated group of locally respected artists who responded to a public call for art.
Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) Hosting
Jack London Improvement District is providing the ongoing organization, outreach, documentation, and communications for Beat 1X NCPC. This group is for collaboration between the Jack London community and public safety through our Community Resources Officer and our Neighborhood Services Coordinator.
Train Quiet Zone
This long term project includes updating the original study and fundraising for the capital improvements required to implement a Train Quiet Zone in Jack London. More description on progress here.
Pop-Ups/Activation of 333 Broadway
We’re activating our headquarters at 333 Broadway and transforming the space into a community resource. We host STEAM factory, a workshop series where kids create alongside professional makers; the beta Bike Solar Oakland; and start-up food businesses on a rotating basis. We invite Jack London community groups to use the space for meetings and events.
Quarterly Panel Talks
This series of interactive, educational events with local leaders and subject-matter experts will continue as we explore development in Jack London such as retail, history of development, industry, and other topics of interest.
Community Partner Events
To keep the community informed and engaged we will continue the sponsorship, partnership, or direct hosting of community events such as launch events for publicity of projects, developer outreach forums, National Night Out, Crime Prevention Council meetings, community planning meetings, and more. Check out our calendar to see upcoming events.
New plants and landscaping will be installed in the medians on Broadway and other minor landscaped areas in the District. Landscape design currently underway.
Jack London Collateral
A consumer and business friendly neighborhood guide to promote what’s here and what’s to come is under development.
Retail and Economic Development Strategy Planning
Working with our community partners in the District to attract desired neighborhood-serving retail and services.
There’s a tremendous amount of dedication and love for this neighborhood, and the District is privileged to benefit from the expertise and input of many of you as volunteers. We welcome your feedback and participation as we work together to foster economic vitality and quality-of-life in Oakland’s unique, historic, urban waterfront community. Send us an email or give us a call to get involved.