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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
Yes on U, Yes on L, Candidate Questionnaire

Yes on U, Yes on L, Candidate Questionnaire

Bike East Bay supports the Yes on U and Yes on L efforts. Additionally, check out the candidate questionnaire to learn what 150 of the November candidates are saying about walking, bicycling, and transit. Read below for more. – Bike East Bay, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Transport Oakland are actively supporting Yes on Measure U in... MORE 26 Oct

Yes on Oakland Measure U: Get involved to help

Yes on Oakland Measure U: Get involved to help Gearing up to pass Measure U on November 8. Sayyesoakland.org Measure U is an Oakland bond measure to address homelessness, create more affordable housing, make your streets safer and invest in parks, youth centers, libraries. It follows on Oakland’s successful Measure KK passed many years ago,... MORE 11 Oct

Public comments for Oakland, Alameda, and Dublin projects

There are public comment opportunities available for projects in Oakland, Alameda, and Dublin. Read below for more information. Oakland Bike East Bay encourages public comments in support for Build Alternative 2, which includes a new protected bikeway on Grand Ave through the 580 underpass with protected intersections on each end, and a... MORE 27 Sep

Berkeley Thumbs its Nose at Traffic Engineering “Standards”

In Berkeley, like in all cities, drivers are injuring and killing far too many people, but unlike any other city, Berkeley is ready to chart its own course for safer streets, again. On September 13, Councilmember Terry Taplin (District 2) introduces a Council resolution directing city staff to prioritize the safety of people walking and... MORE 13 Sep

San Leandro pop-up bikeway recap

“This is the best day of my life.”—Popup bikeway recap from San Leandro Three young boys pushed their scooters up and down the popup cycle track on Bancroft Ave at Toyon Park last Saturday, and after several up and downs, one kid hollered to the other two “this is the best day of my life.” By that measure alone, the popup was a success.... MORE 16 Aug

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

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