Updates

Upcoming Meetings Review Police Budgets

Last week Bike East Bay issued a statement in support of cutting police budgets and redirecting funds to community services. As elected officials grapple with declining revenues and a June 30 deadline to approve city budgets, many city councils, as well as the BART Board, have discussed defund the police asks from black-led organizations in... MORE 23 Jun
Closing the Gap, Adding Improvements, on Tunnel Road

Closing the Gap, Adding Improvements, on Tunnel Road

The City of Oakland expects to begin construction on long-awaited improvements to Tunnel Road, Caldecott Lane, and the Tunnel Road/SR13/Hiller Drive intersection as soon as this month.  The project will stretch from Tunnel Road at the Berkeley border to the end of Caldecott Lane in the North Oakland hills and will feature the following ... MORE 23 Jun

Cut Police Budgets, Invest in Community and Transportation

Following the recent protests in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many more Black people who have been killed by police, organizers in the East Bay and across the nation are calling to defund the police and invest in community services. As bicycle advocates, Bike East Bay joins the broader call for systemic change to end... MORE 16 Jun
Calling For an End to the Curfew

Calling For an End to the Curfew

Bike East Bay joins dozens of local organizations in calling for an end to the 8pm curfew that took effect earlier this week in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Even before the current period of mass protests, Black people who bike, walk, and take transit are disproportionately at risk of being racially profiled and harassed by police in the... MORE 3 Jun
Slow Streets Expanding, Evolving

Slow Streets Expanding, Evolving

Berkeley is ready to roll out slow streets, Alameda is doubling its slow street segments, and Oakland takes the idea of safer spaces in a new direction. Bike East Bay continues to collaborate with local partners to expand, adjust, and support responsive and successful slow and open streets programs in the East Bay. In Berkeley, we anticipate... MORE 26 May
Bay Trail Opens Around Albany Race Track

Bay Trail Opens Around Albany Race Track

(photo by Cian Dawson) The new Bay Trail path around the back of Golden Gate Fields race track in Albany is open, and it makes for a sweet new ride. The East Bay Regional Park District has done a superb job in designing and building the facility, providing ADA accessibility, viewing areas, and access to the Albany beach area and amenities.... MORE 26 May
Cities Plan Gradual Re-Opening for Business

Cities Plan Gradual Re-Opening for Business

As shelter in place orders ease, cities are looking at how to gradually reopen business districts. East Bay cities are considering ways to reconfigure street space to allow for safe social distancing through expanded sidewalks, outdoor seating areas, and queuing space. Each city and business district has unique needs, and Bike East Bay... MORE 18 May

#TheSmoothening Brings New Lanes

Paving projects are still underway during shelter in place, and the slew of new smooth lanes all over Oakland show it. Thanks to paving season, brand new bike lanes are on the ground on International Boulevard, Havenscourt Boulevard, E 12th Street, Jefferson Street, 11th Street, and 51st Street. New lanes on E 12th Street closed the final... MORE 12 May
Slowing More Streets in the East Bay

Slowing More Streets in the East Bay

4/28/20 East Bay cities are slowing streets and making space as shelter in place continues. Many Bike East Bay local partners are asking their cities to implement street changes, allowing for more physical distancing while enjoying neighborhood activity and making trips to essential services. With warmer weather upon us and regional parks... MORE 28 Apr

Slow Streets Catch On

Seattle, New York City, Milwaukee, LA and now Emeryville and hopefully Berkeley: Oakland’s slow street program has set an example for many cities. This past weekend, Oakland added 5 miles of new slow streets, for a total of just under 10 miles, while on April 20 Emeryville significantly repurposed Doyle Street for safe and enjoyable walking... MORE 21 Apr
Slowing Streets: What Will Work in Your Neighborhood?

Slowing Streets: What Will Work in Your Neighborhood?

Photo: City of Oakland With parks and playgrounds closing and too many drivers speeding through neighborhoods, Oakland launched the nation’s most extensive COVID-related street campaign to date: 74 miles of slow streets. Four Oakland streets were traffic calmed starting April 11 with simple half barriers and minimal signage, to slow traffic... MORE 14 Apr
Oakland Rolls Out Slow Streets

Oakland Rolls Out Slow Streets

Today, the City of Oakland announced that, effective April 11, 74 miles of neighborhood streets will be designated for through traffic by bike riders, pedestrians, wheelchair users and local vehicles only. This Slow Streets initiative comes after Bike East Bay and our partners at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Transform requested the city to... MORE 10 Apr

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