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Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study

Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study

The City of Lafayette is conducting a Downtown Congestion Study and wants to know what you think. This website will serve as a way of communicating information to the public and receiving input from you. So, bookmark it to stay informed. Take a Transportation Priority Survey This study, funded by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (... MORE 20 Nov

Building upon the Successes of OBAG

On Wednesday, November 4 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Programming and Allocations Commission is scheduled to approve the second round of the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program.  An important part of OBAG is its complete streets requirement which was crafted to comply with AB 1358, California’s Complete Streets Act of 2008... MORE 3 Nov
Bike Parking Wishlist for Concord

Bike Parking Wishlist for Concord

The city of Concord has an inventory map of all official bike parking spaces. There are 16 locations total throughout the city - those are represented in green on the map below.  We believe many more need to be installed before bicycling can become a normal part of life in Concord. As we build better streets, bicyclists need to feel invited to... MORE 19 Oct
A Short Guide to Trail Etiquette

A Short Guide to Trail Etiquette

Our East Bay trails are incredibly important resources. As we continue our work expanding the trail network and completing gaps, we also want to encourage more people to use them and to practice good trail use etiquette.  We firmly believe that the more people use the trails, the better it is! But in order for everyone to enjoy the trails as... MORE 23 Sep
Bike Commuting Continues to Soar

Bike Commuting Continues to Soar

2014 national bike commute data has been released, and two exciting trends continue in the East Bay. One, Berkeley surpassed Boulder, Colorado as the number 2 city in the US for bike commuting, with a 9.7% share. As always, Davis California leads with an impressive 23% of commute trips by bike. Equally exciting, the Oakland metropolitan area,... MORE 20 Sep
A New and Forward-Thinking Plan for South Richmond

A New and Forward-Thinking Plan for South Richmond

On Tuesday, September 15 Richmond’s City Council passed the South Richmond Transportation Connectivity Plan (SRTCP). This plan was born out of the need to adapt to several major changes to South Richmond; the development of the UC Berkeley Global Campus, the re-opening of ferry service to San Francisco in 2018 and anticipated additional mixed-... MORE 16 Sep
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

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