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Biking, walking, and active transportation plans are critical tools for developing bikeway networks and prioritizing investments. This resource provides info about East Bay bike plans to help inform your advocacy, and how to get involved with updates.

East Bay Bike Plan LIST

The following list provides links to bicycle or active transportation plans for every East Bay jurisdiction, as well as the year it was last updated, and any info about any update process currently underway.

Generally, bike plans should be updated every 5 years or so to remain relevant and provide support for competitive infrastructure grant applications. Bike plans that have been updated within the past 5 years are color coded green, those due for an update are colored yellow, and those overdue are shown in red. Jurisdictions that are part of a county’s unincorporated area, or those without their own bike plan, are then covered via that county’s bike plan.

Links to separate pedestrian plans (if available) and Local Road Safety Plans which identify and prioritize investments related to road safety for all modes of travel, are provided separately.

Warning: Some of these links go directly to large PDF files.

What's a Bike Plan?

Bike, pedestrian, and active transportation plans typically do the following:
  • Provide a report on “existing conditions” related to facilities (bike lanes, trails, sidewalks, etc) and programs already provided, crash rates/types/locations, current rates of biking and walking, and sometimes surveys or interviews with individuals about why they do/don’t bike or walk and what barriers they face

  • Offer definitions of different types of facilities, treatments, programs, and what they’re for

  • Publish information on the plan’s process, detailing the outreach and communications process, the input that was received and from who

  • Provide a list and/or map of recommended programs, policies, and facilities to achieve safety and achieve goals laid out earlier in the plan, prioritized based on importance and with an estimated funding need for implementation
Some important elements every bike plan should include are the following:
  • A continuous, regional network of “low stress” and “all ages” facilities. This usually only includes physically protected on-street bikeways, off-street bike/walk trails, and narrow neighborhood streets with significant design to slow car speeds and reduce non-local car traffic. This also includes infrastructure treatments at intersections to enable safe and convenient through movements and turns for bike riders

  • Progressive policy and planning recommendations for secure bike parking design standards and funding, both for use by the general public as well as for implementation with new development

  • Recommendations for design standards on “low stress” neighborhood bikeways to include physical and continuous traffic calming (speed humps, traffic circles, diverters, etc) throughout each corridor

  • Program recommendations for the jurisdiction to support and fund activities like bike rides, classes, events like Bike to Work Day, community bike shops and maintenance programs, and other opportunities for encouraging individuals and organizations to bike

  • Policy recommendations around “quick build” responses to all serious injury or fatal bike/walk crashes, with short term mitigations to reduce risk at that location

Bike Plan Updates Underway

Below is a list of East Bay bicycle and active transportation plans that are currently in the process of being updated. Click through the links to the project pages to learn more and get involved.

SAN LEANDRO BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN UPDATE

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is an update to the 2018 Plan that guides development of infrastructure projects and programs to support bicycling and walking as a safe, enjoyable, and practical transportation for San Leandro. As part of the planning process, the City of San Leandro is asking for your feedback to better understand your experience biking or walking in the city.

Add your comments in the interactive map available on the project page below to inform the recommendations in the San Leandro Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

Project page: https://fp.mysocialpinpoint.com/san-leandro-bpmp-1

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CALTRANS BAY AREA BICYCLE PLAN UPDATE

Freeway interchanges and state-owned surface streets (like parts of San Pablo Ave, Mission Blvd, International Blvd, Ashby Ave, and others) are among the most dangerous places for biking in the East Bay. Help Caltrans prioritize improvements via their bike plan update by adding comments to this map, and favoriting other people’s comments.

Comment map & survey: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/cf99ad51e5404c548b2cdbd635a44f5c/

(Tip: Open this page in a private browser window to see all the comments made on the map so far, not only the ones in your vicinity)

Project page: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-programs/d4-transplanning-local-assistance/d4-office-of-transit-and-active-transportation/d4-bike-plan-info

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FREMONT ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Fremont has kicked off an update to its Active Transportation Plan, looking at how to improve biking and walking all around the city. This is the first part of a process that will continue into 2024, with both online and in-person activities, so sign up for the notification list to also receive updates as they are posted.

Interactive web map: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan/maps/phase-2-interactive-map

Upcoming outreach events: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan/widgets/67594/key_dates

Survey link: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan/survey_tools/atp-project-survey-1

Project page: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan


PINOLE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The Pinole Active Transportation Plan (ATP) aims to create a comprehensive vision for enhancing pedestrian and cycling experiences in Pinole, catering to individuals of diverse ages and abilities with the goal of decreasing Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMTs). Click through to learn more, add your comments via the web map and survey, and find dates for in-person pop-up events around Pinole.

Interactive web map: https://ghd.mysocialpinpoint.com/pinole_atp/map#/

Survey link: https://bit.ly/PinoleATPSurvey

Project page: www.WalkAndRollPinole.com

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NEWARK ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Help Improve Walking and Biking in Newark! The Newark Active Transportation Plan is an opportunity to advance infrastructure that supports walking, biking, and rolling throughout the City. Visit the project website to learn more.

Webmap link: https://fp.mysocialpinpoint.com/newark-atp

Project page: https://www.newark.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/active-transportation-plan

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