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New protected bike lanes are open on Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way, with thousands enjoying them every day. Next up is Dana Street south of campus and Milvia Street downtown.

Berkeley set a standard when it dedicated two blocks of protected bike lanes on Fulton Street in 2016. They followed that up with an innovative bike plan in 2017 proposing 20 protected bike facilities to safely get residents around town. However, the Plan received much push back because it included the public’s vision for better bicycling in Berkeley, a vision not shared by everyone. Thanks to huge public support, this forward-looking plan got approved and is the City’s basis for pushing forward on modern bikeways for streets such as Adeline, Hopkins, Oxford, Claremont, San Pablo Avenue and more.

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Girl Scouts Mission: Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Girl Scouts Mission: Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Girl Scout Troop 33984 is on a mission to fix bumpy bike boulevards in Berkeley. Troop member Zella first brought it to the group. “I don’t like riding on bumpy streets, it’s just not as fun,” says Zella. While #TheSmoothening...
Affordable Housing & Great Biking Make a Winning Pair

Affordable Housing & Great Biking Make a Winning Pair

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 ...
Celebrate New Bike Lanes: Twenty Years Ahead of Schedule

Celebrate New Bike Lanes: Twenty Years Ahead of Schedule

Two new protected bike lanes are on the ground, helping to close the gap in the Berkeley biking network, and Bike East Bay members made it happen. New protected bike lanes close the gap on Hearst Avenue between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street thanks to a decade of advocacy work and...
Cities Plan Gradual Re-Opening for Business

Cities Plan Gradual Re-Opening for Business

As shelter in place orders ease, cities are looking at how to gradually reopen business districts. East Bay cities are considering ways to reconfigure street space to allow for safe social distancing through expanded sidewalks, outdoor seating areas, and queuing space. Each city and business...
Milvia Moves Forward

Milvia Moves Forward

December 10, 2019 Note: Dolan Law Firm occasionally sponsors stories on Bike East Bay. Unless noted in the story, Dolan Law Firm is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. On Tuesday December 3...

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