East Bay Biking, Walking, and Transit Surveys

Author: Robert Prinz

Date: August 11, 2023

Shape infrastructure projects and plans by taking a few minutes to add your input on these surveys from public agencies throughout the East Bay.

Caltrans Bay Area Bicycle Plan Update

Freeway interchanges and state-owned surface streets (like parts of San Pablo Ave, Mission Blvd, International Blvd, Ashby Ave, and others) are among the most dangerous places for biking in the East Bay. Help Caltrans prioritize improvements via their bike plan update by adding comments to this map, and favoriting other people’s comments.

Survey link: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/cf99ad51e5404c548b2cdbd635a44f5c/

(This survey closes on October 31, get your comments in now!)

Project page: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-4/d4-programs/d4-transplanning-local-assistance/d4-office-of-transit-and-active-transportation/d4-bike-plan-info

Photo from of people riding bicycles on a paved pathway separated from a roadway by trees and greenery


Fremont has kicked off an update to its Active Transportation Plan, looking at how to improve biking and walking all around the city. This is the first part of a process that will continue into 2024, with both online and in-person activities, so sign up for the notification list to also receive updates as they are posted.

Interactive web map: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan/maps/phase-2-interactive-map

Upcoming outreach events: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan/widgets/67594/key_dates

Survey link: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan/survey_tools/atp-project-survey-1

Project page: https://www.my.fremont.gov/active-transportation-plan


Help Improve Walking and Biking in Newark! The Newark Active Transportation Plan is an opportunity to advance infrastructure that supports walking, biking, and rolling throughout the City. Comments on current challenges and safety concerns are welcome on the interactive webmap through September 15, 2023. Visit the project website to learn more.

Webmap link: https://fp.mysocialpinpoint.com/newark-atp

Project page: https://www.newark.org/departments/public-works/engineering-division/active-transportation-plan

"Newark Active Transportation Plan 2023" Silhouettes of a person bicycling, a child and adult walking while holding hands, two people walking while using a cane, and one person in a wheelchair

Oakland Seminary Ave Paving & Bikeway Project

Oakland DOT is requesting input on a proposal for bikeway upgrades along Seminary Ave from MacArthur Blvd to Sunnymere Ave, alongside planned repaving in 2025. This short survey is available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.

Survey link: https://us.openforms.com/Form/37cbadb7-fafc-49ca-8649-a88761d81a5b

Project page: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/seminary-ave-paving

Map of Seminary Ave in Oakland showing a line from Foothill Blvd to Sunnymere Ave "Project location and bike connections - Proposed bike connection on seminary (2019 bike plan)"

Contra Costa State Route 4 Corridor Vision Study

Help plan a more bike, walk, and transit-friendly future for State Route 4, which runs east-west across Contra Costa County from Hercules to Brentwood and beyond. Visit the CCTA website below and fill out the survey to let them know that non-car mobility and safety needs are a priority! Then scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up for updates and stay engaged.

Project page and survey: http://ccta.net/planning/sr-4-vision-study/

Overhead view map of State Route 4 freeway across Contra Costa County from Hercules to Discovery Bay

Richmond E-bike Lending Library

The City of Richmond has received funding to implement a community e-bike lending library along the Richmond Greenway at Unity Park, managed by our friends at Rich City Rides. Complete their survey to let them know when and where you might use the program.

Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3Frrz_29SL-KVYZBLk6LkeqHFOPoGSkz1AojqHVHmi39VmA/viewform

Point Pinole to Point Wilson Bay Trail gap closure

This proposed one-mile Bay Trail gap closure, in conjunction with another Bay Trail project in the works on San Pablo Ave from Rodeo to Crockett, will create a continuous bikeway all the way between Richmond and the Vallejo via the Carquinez Bridge. Complete this survey to let the East Bay Regional Parks District know what you would like to see included in the project.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPKKX6F

Project page: https://www.ebparks.org/projects/san-francisco-bay-trail-point-pinole-wilson-point

Questions about these plans or projects?

Contact our Advocacy Team: BikeEastBay.org/Contact 



Provide input on a proposal for transit upgrades along Broadway from Jack London Square through Downtown, as well as opportunities for bike and pedestrian improvements. This short survey is available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.


Survey link: https://us.openforms.com/Form/5e50d690-184a-44d0-a771-a0bc736ca6f2


Project page: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/broadway-streetscape-improvements





Weigh in on this proposal for protected bikeway and pedestrian upgrades along MLK Jr Way from 2nd Street to 14th Street, along with new street trees and paving. This short survey is available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.


Survey link: https://us.openforms.com/Form/49e883fb-da1d-4170-b989-f1bc7d764f91


Project page: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/martin-luther-king-jr-way-streetscape-improvements




The City of Oakland and local community partners are investigating what improvements are needed on these important streets in Chinatown: 10th Street, 7th Street, the 8th & 9th Streets pair, and the Webster & Harrison Streets pair. Take the survey below and register for updates on the project page.

Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTN6QTNi8Nk55-4MX1tMOgspA54LSNtd-nFNvp0itivZqg7Q/viewform

Project page: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/chinatown-complete-streets-plan

Photo of Chinese dragon dancers performing in front of a large crowd, outside on a basketball court


Provide your input on how life in the Bay Area has changed as the region emerges from the pandemic. This effort is an update to Plan Bay Area 2050, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s adopted long-range regional plan for the 9-county Bay Area to shape decisions and priorities on transportation, housing, land use, and the environment.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTC-ABAG

Project page: https://www.planbayarea.org/plan-bay-area-2050-plus

"Plan Bay Area 2050+", photo of a dirt trail along a hillside, next to the ocean



Place pins on the map where you would like to see biking and walking improvements along the Richmond Parkway, a freeway-like road that runs north-south through Richmond cutting off access to the shoreline and between neighborhoods, as well as the Bay Trail and Wildcat Creek Trail.


Survey link: https://www.wcctac.org/app_pages/view/1182


Project page: https://fp.mysocialpinpoint.com/richmond-parkway




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