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Bike Lanes and Bike Corrals Hitting the Streets

Bike Lanes and Bike Corrals Hitting the Streets

Nothing like a good competition between Berkeley and Oakland for the most new bike lanes and bike racks. Oakland has over 50 miles of new bikeways planned in the next 18 months and Berkeley is busy building 4 safe routes to school projects, 2 safe routes to transit projects, installing another 200 bike parking spaces, updating it’s bike parking ordinance, and readying a complete overhaul of it’s Bicycle Master Plan for 2013. Here’s the latest for both cities vying for the title of most bike-friendly:

  • New bike lanes are down on MacArthur Blvd, between Broadway and Telegraph (photo upper left);
  • New bike bridge in place at Lake Merrit Blvd as part of Measure DD and will be open to traffic soon;
  • On-street bike parking corral at the new Memorial Stadium at Cal (upper middle in photo);
  • New bike lanes on Gayley Road along the east side of Cal campus (upper right in photo);
  • Preview of buffered bike lanes on Tunnel Road in Berkeley (lower left). Full bike lanes coming next year on Tunnel Road;
  • New on-street bike parking coral on Solano Ave at Colusa, next to Peet’s Coffee (lower right in photo):

How to Buy a Bike: Sunday Streets Edition

October 14, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Berkeley Bike Station, 2208 Shattuck Ave. The Bike Station will also be open from 11 am until 4 pm to provide secure bike parking for whoever wants it.

Gearing up for bike to work day? Thinking about commuting but not sure how to get into it?
Confused by sizing, fit, parts, makes, models, materials, styles, or just where to start?

"The Empowered Cyclist" Safety Workshop Special Event - Berkeley

October 16, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

“The Empowered Cyclist” Special Event - FREE Bike Safety Class!
Free Bicycle Safety Class

Register for this Berkeley class

Downtown Berkeley Bike Station
2208 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Jim Oberstar Lecture at UC Berkeley: "The Seeds of Our 21st Century Transportation Network, A Retrospective of Sixty Years of Policymaking"

October 18, 2012 - 4:00pm

When: Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 4 pm
Where: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

2012-2013 Matsui Lecturer: The Honorable James Oberstar, Member of Congress 1975-2011
“The Seeds of Our 21st Century Transportation Network: A Retrospective of Sixty Years of Policymaking”

Jim Oberstar

One of the country’s leading transportation policymakers examines the history of infrastructure policy in the United States.

UC Berkeley Talk: Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities, Lessons from Europe and North America

November 16, 2012 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

When: Friday, November 16, 4 to 6 pm
Where: 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley

Speaker: John Pucher, professor in the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey

event flyer

Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop - UC Berkeley

October 1, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!
Free Bicycle Safety Class

This 2 hour interactive classroom course teaches the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. For adults 14 and over. No bike needed.

Register for this Berkeley class

Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop - UC Berkeley

September 27, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!
Free Bicycle Safety Class

This 2 hour interactive classroom course teaches the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. For adults 14 and over. No bike needed.

Register for this Berkeley class

"Just Ride" Presentation w/ Rivendell Founder Grant Petersen @ REI Berkeley

October 3, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Just Ride: How to Have More Fun on Your Bike

When: 7pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday, October 3 (Additional dates: 10/10 (Concord), 10/24 (SF))
Where: REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo Ave
Cost: FREE

Bike Maintenance Basics at REI Berkeley (free)

September 27, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Bike Maintenance Basics at REI Berkeley

When: 7 pm–8:30 pm, Thursday, September 27
Where: REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo Ave
Cost: FREE

If you ride a bicycle, then you need this class! REI certified bike technician Ben Portilla will teach you how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire in record time, and make other minor adjustments to your bicycle. No experience necessary! If you register for this free class at www.rei.com/berkeley, we will hold a seat for you until the scheduled start time.

Walnut Creek and Berkeley Looking for Volunteers to do Bike Counts

Berkeley I’m writing you because you volunteered in the past for Berkeley’s annual bicycle counts or have expressed a general interest in volunteering for Berkeley’s bicycle program. We are trying to recruit 15 volunteers to do counts for the week of September 10th (next week!). If you’re available to do one counting period (2.5 hours including arriving early and cleaning up count data after) from 4-6 pm next Tues, Wed or Thurs, please let me know!

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