Popup Bikeways: Lessons from East Bay Cities

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A 1+ hour Zoom workshop about five East Bay cities that have staged 1-day popup bikeways in the past year, a how-to guide and lessons learned. We will also hear from Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties about their more advanced demonstration program. Join us and learn how your city can accelerate safety improvements.

At the Zoom workshop, you will hear from each city on their project, including what the popup design was, what materials were used, planning, implementation and operation, and lessons learned. Joining us are staff and consultants from the cities of San Palbo, Concord, Walnut Creek, San Leandro and Livermore. Also joining us is Ecology Action from Santa Cruz, to talk about their more advanced demonstration popup program. After the workshop, we will share with you our new online "Popup Bikeway How-to Guide," hot off the press. Bike East Bay will also be sharing our lessons learned from helping out and staging ten popup bikeways.

Demonstration "popup" bikeways, or tactical urbanism projects, are proven ways to engagement residents in an immersive way, allowing them to experience streets changes for a day where they live, and provide valuable feedback on potential benefits and suggested changes or improvements. These 1-day projects are staged with temporary materials such as paint, tape, stanchions, and A-frame signage to showcase various street concepts being considered as part of a city planning effort. In the East Bay, the cities of San Pablo, Concord, Walnut Creek and San Leandro have staged 1-day popup bikeways in the past year, and Bike East Bay and our volunteers helped with each one. Later this Fall, Livermore is staging temporary safety improvements on East Avenue. Prior to all this, Bike East Bay successfully staged many popup bikeways, with four of them now permanent protected bike lanes. This Zoom workshop will share stories and lessons learned from each of these projects. Hopefully, you and your city will be inspired to try a demonstration project of your own. If you do, we are here to help.

Here is a blog about our most recent effort in San Leandro.

October 20th, 2022 from 12:00 PM to  1:30 PM