Six East Bay projects that combine affordable housing, new bike infrastructure, free classes, and more were recently awarded funding in a competitive state-wide grant process. Each project in the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant program must combine affordable housing development projects and transportation improvements. In addition to great bike and transit infrastructure components, partnership with Bike East Bay’s award-winning education program often gives East Bay applications a winning edge. Learn more about the projects below, and sign up for a free online class today!
Ashland, Berkeley, Concord, and Oakland all have projects in the pipeline, and affordable housing developments should be built around 2023. Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland, one project included in this round of awards, includes 181 affordable units, funding to complete a protected bikeway on Fruitvale Avenue, new BART cars, and free bicycle education classes through Bike East Bay. Additional projects funded include closing the gap on the Ohlone Greenway, protected bikeways on East 14th Street, 400-space bike room at West Oakland BART, and more.
The high-quality infrastructure funded with each project is typically put in place before buildings open, so you can enjoy better bike lanes and transit improvements even sooner. Residents can use the fantastic new infrastructure from day one, and will hone in on new bike skills with free Bike East Bay classes offered on-site. Want to find out more about Bike East Bay’s education program, and possibly become a certified instructor with us? The first step is to take a free class! Sign up today.