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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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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...
Berkeley Bike to Work Day Activities

Berkeley Bike to Work Day Activities

Thursday May 14, 2015 Mayor-Palooza Bike to Work Day Ride Join Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Mayor Morten Kabell of Copenhagen, and Mayor Albrecht Schröter of Jena, Germany, along with Berkeley City Council members, and faculty and members of the Chancellor’s staff at UC Berkeley, for a...
Big Turnout for Berkeley Bicycle Plan Update

Big Turnout for Berkeley Bicycle Plan Update

Bike supporters filled the conference room at the Downtown Berkeley Library on April 27, with a rousing show of energy and ideas for improving bicycling in Berkeley. An estimated crowd of 130 people enjoyed an open house style workshop, hovering over many large city maps and drawing on them to...
 Berkeley Bike Subcommittee Update March 30

Berkeley Bike Subcommittee Update March 30

Berkeley has added 5 new on-street bike corrals, and is bringing on more staff to implement a backlog of capital projects waiting to be delivered. Berkeley is starting to put your Measure BB money to work. New staff are working on the Hearst Ave Complete Street project with great bike lanes and...
What We Want on Hearst Avenue

What We Want on Hearst Avenue

The Hearst Avenue Complete Street project is a really good project, but it can be way better, and more consistent with what people want to see improved for bicycling in Berkeley, the East Bay’s most bike-popular city. The project proposes a lane reduction on Hearst...

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