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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
Our Comments on El Cerrito's Active Transportation Plan

Our Comments on El Cerrito's Active Transportation Plan

Community Open House Tuesday, June 23rd | 6:30-8pm City Council Chambers, City Hall 10890 San Pablo Avenue The City is hosting a Community Open House to provide information about the planning process and review the focus area projects. The Community Open House will include information about providing public comment on the draft Active ... MORE 16 Jun
Berkeley and Castro Valley Pop-Up Bikeways Big Hits

Berkeley and Castro Valley Pop-Up Bikeways Big Hits

“Transformative” was a word heard more than once on Milvia Street in Downtown Berkeley on Bike to Work Day, as hundreds of commuters enjoyed Bike East Bay’s latest pop-up demonstration protected bike lanes, shown right (above on mobile). Mayor Tom Bates led a bike tour from Sproul Plaza to City Hall, on a Bay Area Bike Share bike, down our pop... MORE 21 May
Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Rumrill Blvd in San Pablo gets $4.3 million for parking protected bike lanes and a $4.5 million major upgrade will extend Telegraph Ave’s bike lanes to 41st St. These two projects, along with three sidewalk projects in Castro Valley, are recommended for funding from the regional pot of Active Transportation Program funds, to be approved Oct 14... MORE 28 Apr

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