Updates

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
Oakland soon to vote on safe street design for 14th Street

Oakland soon to vote on safe street design for 14th Street

After many years of planning, Oakland is nearly ready to move forward on 14th Street safety improvements, creating connections from East Lake and from West Oakland into downtown. Generous outside grants plus local funding will make significant safety changes on one of downtown Oakland’s most dangerous streets. Check out the project website... MORE 15 Mar
Berkeley readies next set of protected bikeways, in Southside Area

Berkeley readies next set of protected bikeways, in Southside Area

On February 22, Berkeley City Council will be asked to approve a massive set of safety improvements on four streets in the southside area next to UC Berkeley. It’s an $8+ million set of Improvements that include separated and protected bikeways on Bancroft Way (Option 1), from Milvia Street to Piedmont, on Fulton Street from Oxford to Dwight... MORE 15 Feb
Oakland ends slow streets program

Oakland ends slow streets program

Oakland DOT has decided to join Berkeley and end its slow streets program, rather than follow Alameda and San Francisco and keep it going, making it permanent. The A-frame semi-diverters are coming down all across Oakland as we speak, and 20+ miles of neighborhood streets will revert to how they were before the pandemic. But does this mean... MORE 15 Feb
5 Safer Streets Coming to East Bay through AHSC

5 Safer Streets Coming to East Bay through AHSC

5 street safety projects have been recommended for funding in Round 6 of the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant awards, for a total of $10.3 million, and all include protected bike lanes. Getting safer bikeways are Cutting Blvd and San Pablo Avenue near El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, 40th Street in Emeryville, Decoto Road in... MORE 1 Feb
Ashby-80-Shellmound interchange project falls short

Ashby-80-Shellmound interchange project falls short

Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) has released its initial design for a completely new freeway interchange at I-80/Ashby Avenue, right at the city line between Emeryville and Berkeley, and public comments are due January 31. While the project includes a pretty darn good new bike-ped bridge over I-80 from 65th Street to... MORE 18 Jan
Connecting Communities Across Bay Area Trails

Connecting Communities Across Bay Area Trails

Bike East Bay will be working with several local organizations with their feet (and bicycle wheels) on the ground, along the East Bay Greenway in Oakland and Hayward, and along the Richmond Greenway. These two greenways are not only part of the Bay Area Trail Collaborative, they are key connectors, and wonderful community places, for people... MORE 12 Jan
Problematic Final Plan for A’s Ballpark

Problematic Final Plan for A’s Ballpark

  City of Oakland and the A’s have released their final plans for a new downtown baseball ballpark, and will seek City Council approval in February. While we support in concept a ballpark in Jack London District, the proposed bike access to Howard Terminal location is inadequate and the handshake agreement between the A’s and city officials... MORE 4 Jan
 Become a Certified Bike Instructor

Become a Certified Bike Instructor

Bike East Bay’s award-winning education program is growing in 2022, with lots of fun opportunities for certified bike instructors to earn money teaching both in-person and webinar classes professionally. A League of American Bicyclists instructor certification (LCI) is required, so we are providing a 3-day certification seminar at our Oakland... MORE 4 Jan
End-of-Year Infrastructure Updates

End-of-Year Infrastructure Updates

  Construction crews are busy laying rebar and pouring concrete curbs and bulb outs on many bikeways in the East Bay, hopefully one near you. As 2022 comes to a close, we hope the sites of orange construction cones, yellow hard hats, and ugly gray concrete trucks brings you cheer, as they do us, knowing that soon you will enjoy a much safer... MORE 20 Dec
Updates on Bay Bridge & Richmond San Rafael Bridge Bike Access

Updates on Bay Bridge & Richmond San Rafael Bridge Bike Access

The closed bike connection from the end of the Bay Bridge bike path over to MaCalla Road on Yerba Buena Island reopens soon. We are told December 31, but are pushing SF officials to get it reopened before start of holiday season. The closure started back in September in order to lay utility pipelines under the bike connection. Now the delay... MORE 7 Dec

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