by Laura McCamy
EBBC member and Emeryville BPAC representative
With a population of under 10,000 and an area of less than 2 square miles, Emeryville is smaller than most cities in the East Bay. However, with 30,000 people commuting to work each day and more streaming in for the Bay Street regional shopping area, Emeryville sits at the hub of a great deal of activity. Its position near the base of the Bay Bridge make it an important link between Berkeley and Oakland. The city is also home to regional connections that will be of growing importance to cyclists in coming years: one of the two entry points to the future East Bay Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path will be located near IKEA and the Amtrak station provide bicycle-friendly rail connections beyond the Bay Area.