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Bike East Bay welcomes new Co-Executive Director of Mobility Justice

Bike East Bay welcomes new Co-Executive Director of Mobility Justice

Bike East Bay is excited to announce that we have concluded the search for our new Co-Executive Director of Mobility Justice. In February, we will be welcoming Justin Hu-Nguyen to the team! He will join Co-Executive Director of People and Operations Jill Holloway in leading Bike East Bay. Meet Justin Hu-Nguyen Justin identifies as a second-... MORE 30 Jan
$230 Million in Project Funding for the East Bay

$230 Million in Project Funding for the East Bay

The East Bay won big with over $230 Million in recent transportation award announcements from the federal Appropriations Bill, the state Active Transportation Program (ATP), and regional One Bay Area Grants (OBAG). Below are a few project highlights, followed by a full list of 27 projects that received funding, alphabetical by city or region... MORE 17 Jan
New California Biking and Pedestrian Laws for 2023

New California Biking and Pedestrian Laws for 2023

As we rang in the new year, some new and welcome vehicle code changes for biking and walking also took effect. These included removing bike registration requirements statewide, requiring that drivers change lanes to pass bike riders, extending ebike access on multi-use trails, decriminalizing safe pedestrian crossing behavior, and more. Here are... MORE 3 Jan
Rain Closures of East Bay Roads and Trails

Rain Closures of East Bay Roads and Trails

[Updated January 3, 2023. Check the county public works pages listed below for the latest closure information] Our 2022-23 rain season has already washed out several popular bike routes and trails around the East Bay, with others closed due to flooding, fallen trees, and other hazards. With even more rain on the way this list is likely to grow... MORE 3 Jan
2022 Advocacy Year in Review: Protected Bikeway Approvals

2022 Advocacy Year in Review: Protected Bikeway Approvals

2022 saw more widespread support for high quality, protected bikeways than ever before, with City Council votes of approval for facilities throughout the East Bay. Thank you so much to everyone who spoke up, and for your continued support as we see each of them through to construction. Alameda: Grand Street The design includes a 2-way... MORE 19 Dec
East Bay Holiday Bike Rides for 2022

East Bay Holiday Bike Rides for 2022

Bundle up, pack some hot cocoa, and join any of these festive, free holiday bike rides around the East Bay through December 2022! These rides are not hosted by Bike East Bay, so please use the info & registration links provided for more info or questions for the ride organizers. Alameda 11th Annual Holiday Lights Ride in the Island... MORE 1 Dec
From Pop-Up to Permanent: Speak Up for San Leandro Protected Bikeways

From Pop-Up to Permanent: Speak Up for San Leandro Protected Bikeways

San Leandro’s Crosstown Corridors cycletrack projects are going to City Council for approval this Monday, November 21, and we need your help to get them across the finish line!   Update as of 11/22/2022: Thank you to everyone who turned out to comment in support of San Leandro’s protected cycletrack proposals on Bancroft Ave and Williams... MORE 17 Nov
Protected Bikeways With Paving on the Way

Protected Bikeways With Paving on the Way

East Bay cities are learning how to do more, faster, by delivering protected bikeways alongside routine paving projects. Coordinating upgrades with paving is cost-effective, and an opportunity for cities to experiment with treatments outside of large state or federal grant-funded projects that usually have long timelines and many more... MORE 8 Nov
Welcomes & Farewells: Advocacy Director Dave Campbell Leaving in November

Welcomes & Farewells: Advocacy Director Dave Campbell Leaving in November

It is very bittersweet for us to announce that our longtime friend, colleague, and barbecue pit master Dave Campbell will be stepping down in November 2022. Robert Prinz is taking his place as Bike East Bay’s new Advocacy Director. After many decades of stalwart bike advocacy throughout the East Bay with the Bike-Friendly Berkeley Coalition,... MORE 13 Sep
Progress and Setbacks for Concord Bikeways

Progress and Setbacks for Concord Bikeways

Concord has a lot of roadway projects in the pipeline, some great but others with designs that will not provide safe facilities that work for people of all ages and abilities. Here’s a rundown on the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do to help. The Good: Pine Hollow Road This month Concord City Council approved the concept plan... MORE 29 Aug

Public Works Leadership Eliminates Safe Bicycling from Somerset Ave

We were all set to provide a rare compliment to leadership at Alameda County Public Works for their initial recommendation to remove parking on one side of the road and add bike lanes on Somerset Avenue in Castro Valley. But at the June 20 Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Committee meeting, Public Works leadership reverted to a dangerous street... MORE 19 Jul

Protected Bikeways coming to El Cerrito del norte BART Station

Protected bike lanes and protected intersections are finally coming to El Cerrito, on San Pablo Avenue and Cutting Blvd leading to El Cerrito del norte BART Station, with construction expected to start in 2023. Bike East Bay has met numerous times over the past year with city staff, transit agency representatives and a team of consultants, to... MORE 7 Jun

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