Oakland Bikeways Campaign

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Oakland has striped approximately 100 miles of bike lanes toward a goal of 241 miles of bikeways in its Bicycle Master Plan.

Our priorities are a successful rollout of protected bike lanes on Telegraph Ave in the KONO District in 2016, extension of these bike lanes into Temescal District in 2018, a world-class bikeway on14th St downtown and a road diet with bike lanes on Park Blvd. All three streets will require lane reductions for this to happen, which means we need a lot of help reaching out to businesses and neighborhood groups to gain their support for completing bikeways on these three key streets. Park Blvd bike lanes are expected to happen in 2017 and Oakland received a $10 million grant to add protected bike lanes and bus boarding islands to 14th Street.

 

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Richmond Community Leader Arrested for #BikingWhileBlack

Richmond Community Leader Arrested for #BikingWhileBlack

On August 2, Najari Smith, a Black bicyclist and the leader of the Richmond community cycling organization Rich City Rides, was arrested during a peaceful group bike ride in Oakland. While the ride was passing through the First Friday street festival, police officers stopped Najari for playing...
35 Bikes Stolen from Oakland Community Bike Shop

35 Bikes Stolen from Oakland Community Bike Shop

  [Reprinted from the August 13, 2018 Press Release from Cycles of Change] The Bikery, a community bike shop run by longtime nonprofit collective Cycles of Change, was...
Pedalfest 2018: A Successful Day of Shenanigans

Pedalfest 2018: A Successful Day of Shenanigans

Before Pedalfest began, the party had already started. As vendors put the final touches on their booths, scraper bikes cruised Jack London Square blasting beats, amphibious bikes rolled in, and the beer booths were set up. The morning may have started out foggy, but Pedalfest was looking like a...
Grief and a Fierce Call for Change

Grief and a Fierce Call for Change

I am devastated to share that, since becoming Executive Director last month, four people biking have been struck and killed by drivers in the East Bay. In three of the locations where these collisions occurred, Bike East Bay had already been advocating for street improvements that may have...
90th Avenue 'Scraper Bikeway'

90th Avenue 'Scraper Bikeway'

Oakland repaves 90th Ave this Fall, between International and MacArthur Blvds, and wants to design the street in a thoughtful way that celebrates the community and its history. The plan is to improve safety and neighborhood livability by bringing the street down to one travel lane in each...

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