Protected Bike Lane Win for Hayward's Main Street

After a thorough public outreach process, Hayward’s Council Infrastructure Committee has directed city staff to develop final designs for a protected bike lane on Main Street in Downtown Hayward. Bike East Bay has worked hard to ensure a protected design, and your continued support is needed to continue the momentum. Sign up for action alerts and hear the latest on improvements in the Eden Area, including Hayward.

Funded by a One Bay Area Grant, the Main Street Complete Street project in Downtown Hayward will narrow the street from four lanes to two, creating space for widened sidewalks and protected bike lanes. With challenging access for people walking and biking due to the one-way “Loop,” Downtown Hayward needs serious attention for active transportation safety. The Main Street is a key connector that will especially increase access for neighborhoods to the north.

As the design process moves forward, the city will work on creating a flexible design that will allow for safety evaluation and adjustments in the future. Feedback from City Council placed a strong emphasis on business development, and Bike East Bay is working with staff to identify design features that will allow for future parklet reconfiguration and innovation using attractive and semi-permanent features. Through this collaboration, we are continuing our work to build people-first streets and public spaces in Hayward. Sign up for Eden Area updates to get the latest calls to action in Hayward and the unincorporated Eden Area.