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Close OakDOT? Not On Our Watch.

Close OakDOT? Not On Our Watch.

June 11, 2019 Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan recklessly proposed last week to disband the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT), fire Director Ryan Russo, and remerge transportation responsibilities with Public Works, all as part of a budget amendment. A swift counter response by Transport Oakland, with support from Bike East... MORE 11 Jun
Learn to Ride a Bike this Spring

Learn to Ride a Bike this Spring

Learning to ride a bike as an adult can be fun and rewarding, with the right equipment and support. This past year our award-winning Bike East Bay education program helped 150 new bike riders get up and rolling on 2 wheels for the first time ever, with our loaner bike fleet and amazing instructors providing encouragement and smiles every step... MORE 28 May
Oakland Readies 14th Street Downtown

Oakland Readies 14th Street Downtown

May 28, 2019 On May 21, Oakland released promising designs for protected bike lanes on 14th Street downtown, extending from Oak Street to Brush Street (980). Designs include bus boarding islands and protected transitions connected to new two-way cycle tracks on deck for Franklin Street and Lakeside Drive. OakDOT is working with merchants on... MORE 28 May
Family Cycling Fun this Spring

Family Cycling Fun this Spring

Last weekend instructors from our award-winning Bike East Bay education program loaded up our Family Cycling Rodeo kit into a ZipCar cargo van and headed for Fremont’s Earth Day Fest, where 90 parents and kids got on bikes with us and learned safe riding skills by playing fun games. Thanks to ZipCar for their support of this program by... MORE 22 Apr
Close the Gap on Telegraph

Close the Gap on Telegraph

  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 In December, your support helped win better bike lanes on Telegraph - pushing us closer to a connected network of great bike lanes. Now, the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is busy finalizing design details for continuous bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue, including new protected bike lanes in Temescal... MORE 5 Mar

35th Avenue: Enough is Enough

On January 2nd, a 14-year old boy was struck on his bicycle in a hit-and-run on 35th Avenue by the Fruitvale BART station, dragged for four blocks, and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Just six months ago, Bike East Bay put out a fierce call for change after 34-year old Deontae Bush was killed on this same exact street. At that time... MORE 8 Jan
A Green Light for Protected Lanes on Telegraph

A Green Light for Protected Lanes on Telegraph

Updated Monday, December 17, 2018 On Friday, Oakland City Council unanimously approved protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal District. Not only that: the council directed staff to implement additional improvements to Telegraph Avenue through the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) District, and to create a plan to close the gap... MORE 17 Dec
Final Countdown: Protected Bike Lanes on Telegraph

Final Countdown: Protected Bike Lanes on Telegraph

Friday, December 14 update here.  Telegraph Avenue protected bike lane project in the Temescal barely survived Oakland Public Works Committee this week and now to full Oakland City Council December 11, but did not get heard due to a super long agenda. Telegraph Avenue has been continued to Friday, December 14, 11:00am, but probably won’t... MORE 27 Nov

State Wins for East Bay Transportation Projects

Nearly $180 million in funding will flow to a variety of important public transportation projects across the region as part of a state grant competition. The funding was part of $800 million in grants statewide that the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced on July 7. The Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP)... MORE 19 Jul

We're Hiring a Co-Executive Director of Mobility Justice

Bike East Bay’s staff and board of directors are both sad and excited to share that Executive Director Ginger Jui will be leaving their position at the end of the year. While we will sorely miss Ginger’s big laugh and enthusiastic leadership over the past eight years (including the last four as Executive Director), we don’t have to say... MORE 21 Jun

Residents Talk Bancroft and Williams with Student Ambassadors

Our summer student ambassadors continue to walk Bancroft Avenue and Williams Street in San Leandro, talking to residents about building a safe bikeway on each street. Before they wrap up their work this summer, they will be at the Bay Fair Center Farmer’s Market Saturday, August 21 and the Downtown San Leandro Farmer’s Market Wednesday, August 25... MORE 13 Aug

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