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Revised El Cerrito Active Transportation Plan is Better

Revised El Cerrito Active Transportation Plan is Better

In response to comments from Bike East Bay and several of our members, El Cerrito revised its draft Active Transportation Plan to include a discussion of “sharrows” vs “dedicated bikeways” and much more information about bicycle boulevards and when and how there are implemented. This is an improvement to the Plan. However, Bike East Bay is... MORE 7 Sep
Good Bye Deb, and thank you

Good Bye Deb, and thank you

By Dave Campbell The bike advocacy movement has lost a visionary leader. Deb Hubsmith passed away, at a young age, but after living an accomplished life. As the leader from across the bay to the north, Deb and Bike East Bay worked together a lot, and we learned so much from her. Deb formed the Marin County Bicycle Coalition in 1998 and... MORE 20 Aug
Park Blvd Safety Improvement Updates

Park Blvd Safety Improvement Updates

Residents in Glenview are fed up with dangerous traffic conditions on Park Blvd and have been requesting a road diet on Park Blvd with safer pedestrian crosswalks and new bike lanes. Parents regularly shout at drivers who don’t slow down or yield to parents with their kids walking across Park Blvd to Edna Brewer Middle School and Glenview... MORE 19 Aug
Going green: Pleasanton's bike lanes aim for safer, more bike-friendly community

Going green: Pleasanton's bike lanes aim for safer, more bike-friendly community

by Arthur Hwang / Pleasanton Weekly For City Councilman Jerry Pentin, his bicycle is not just a tool for exercising or commuting; it is an invaluable part of his everyday life. “I ride where I can ride. Whenever there’s a family event, my wife would drive and I would bike there,” he said with a chuckle. “I’ve been tagged as the ‘bike guy’... MORE 14 Aug
Funding Available for New Bike Racks and eLockers

Funding Available for New Bike Racks and eLockers

Photo Credit: Jym Dyer The Bay Area Air Quality Managemend District has made $840,000 of Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) funds available to fund the purchase of new bike racks. Although only public agencies and institutions are eligible, you can get in touch with potential applicants and ask them to apply. Last fiscal year, nearly $... MORE 14 Aug
The Case for Narrow Lanes

The Case for Narrow Lanes

Often as part of our advocacy work we request city planners re-think the standard width for lanes. These requests are often met with concern regarding safety, congestion, street capacity and comfort within the status quo. Our reason for asking, however, is also based on the fact that narrower lanes are proven to increase safety without... MORE 29 Jul
El Cerrito planning Ohlone Greenway Improvements at BART

El Cerrito planning Ohlone Greenway Improvements at BART

The City of El Cerrito is in the process of re-designing the Ohlone Greenway at the El Cerrito del Norte and El Cerrito Plaza BART station areas. As part of a federal grant from MTC’s OneBayArea Grant Program, the City is considering several improvements to the Greenway at both El Cerrito BART Stations, and would like to hear from community... MORE 23 Jul
Gearing up for Hayward's Bicycle Plan Update

Gearing up for Hayward's Bicycle Plan Update

Hayward’s last Bike Master Plan update was in 2007. Since then, some bike lanes have been added to streets and bike accessibility has somewhat improved. Now in 2015, however, Hayward is updating the bike plan once again. As Bike East Bay, we would like to request some changes to exponentially improve biking in Hayward. We want people’s opinion... MORE 22 Jul
What Do Bike Plans 2.0 Look Like?

What Do Bike Plans 2.0 Look Like?

With many cities updating bicycle plans over the next few years, your help is needed to ensure they don’t repeat past shortcomings and limit the creation of a real bikeway network that connects you to the places you go. Next generation bike plans not only need to identify priority improvements, as past plans have, but also need to be smart about... MORE 19 Jul
Berkeley Approves Moving Forward on Dana Street Bikeway

Berkeley Approves Moving Forward on Dana Street Bikeway

On July 14, Berkeley City Council unanimously authorized staff to move forward on designing a two-way bikeway on Dana Street, between Bancroft Way and Dwight Way, closing a gap between the cross-campus bikeway at Cal and the two-way segment of Dana south of Dwight Way. Your emails of support, as well as support from staff at Cal, the Telegraph... MORE 7 Jul
Richmond Re-Allocates Measure U Funds to Balance Budget

Richmond Re-Allocates Measure U Funds to Balance Budget

In 2014, Richmond residents passed a quarter cent sales tax, Measure U. The Measure, which is expected to bring in about $8 million in revenue this year, was intended to fund “essential city services, such as public safety, public health and wellness programs, city youth programs and street paving.” The Measure was celebrated as a means to fix... MORE 19 Jun
Oakland Getting a New Department of Transportation

Oakland Getting a New Department of Transportation

Step one for a new Oakland Department of Transportation was approved by the Oakland City Council June 30, as part of Council President Lynette McElhaney’s 2-year budget. Council voted 6-1-1 to establish the Department and fund it with $1.5 million over 2 years for new staffing. Mayor Schaaf’s Transportation Policy Director Matt Nichols will... MORE 17 Jun

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