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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
Bike Traffic School Bill Signed into Law

Bike Traffic School Bill Signed into Law

Bicyclists who are ticketed in California pay the same fee for a violation as car drivers. This will change with State Assembly Bill 902. Update (9/21/2015): We did it! Today Governor Brown officially signed into law AB 902, making it legal for local police departments to offer an education class alternative to a monetary fine for... MORE 2 Apr
Our Top 3 Businesses of 2015

Our Top 3 Businesses of 2015

We’re excited to announce our three Bike Friendly Business Award Winners for 2015. Since we started the awards in 2010, we’ve spoken with hundreds of great models for Bike Friendly Businesses. There are many things that have changed since then, but one thing has not; there will always be some businesses that go the extra mile to encourage more... MORE 31 Mar
Report from the National Bike Summit

Report from the National Bike Summit

Lobbying on Capitol Hill During the Bike Summit, Bike East Bay met with legislative staff from the offices of Marc DeSaulnier (District 7, Contra Costa), Mike Honda (District 11, Fremont/Newark), Barbara Lee (District 13, from Albany to San Leandro) and Eric Swalwell (District 15, Tri-Valley and South Alameda). We asked two things of all of... MORE 17 Mar
BART's Customer Service Survey Shows Growing Harmony with Bikes

BART's Customer Service Survey Shows Growing Harmony with Bikes

From the Contra Costa Times:   OAKLAND - BART riders seem to have adjusted to bicycles on trains at all times, with complaints down despite more bicycles and generally more riders since new rules were implemented in 2013, according to a new survey by BART.  In 2013, BART abandoned rules banning bicycles from BART cars during busy commute... MORE 14 Mar
3 Potential Options for Niles Canyon Path

3 Potential Options for Niles Canyon Path

Click here for the full Niles Canyon Trail feasibility study (Dec 2015). The East Bay Regional Parks District didn’t believe there was a good option for punching a multi use pathway through Niles Canyon, 6 miles from Niles to Sunol, but asked a consulting team to take a closer look at it. Turns out there are 3 options. A full house of... MORE 28 Jan
Calls Needed for Southside Bikeways on Bancroft Way and Durant

Calls Needed for Southside Bikeways on Bancroft Way and Durant

Berkeley’s Climate Action Transportation Working Group and Bike East Bay have revived efforts to make the heavily used southside area of Berkeley a better place for pedestrians and bicyclists. Now you can help. Berkeley Transportation Commission approved a recommendation to City Council Feb 19 to add this project to the workplan of city... MORE 11 Jan
BART + Bike East Bay Theft Prevention Program

BART + Bike East Bay Theft Prevention Program

This exciting partnership between BART and Bike East Bay is focused on reducing the incidence of bike theft around the Bay Area. ***This program is currently on hiaitus, but check out BikeEastBay.org/theft for lots of great info on preventing bike theft and recovering stolen bikes in the East Bay.*** Bike theft is a huge problem, but with... MORE 4 Jan

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