Updates

BART to Warm Springs Opens

BART to Warm Springs Opens

BART’s Warm Springs/South Fremont Extension opened for service on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The 5.4-mile extension connects the existing Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station. Bike East Bay worked with Fremont to upgrade bike connections on Fremont Blvd, Grimmer Blvd and Warm Springs Blvd. You’ll enjoy wider, buffered... MORE 10 Mar
Berkeley Bike Plan Back On for May 2

Berkeley Bike Plan Back On for May 2

Berkeley’s Bike Plan is back on Council agenda for May 2, just in time for Bike to Work Day. Join us in getting Berkeley’s innovative plan over the finish line. We are also asking Mayor Arreguin to greenlight design of the Milvia Street bikeway as part of bike plan approval. We need your help organizing support: 20 protected bike lanes and... MORE 1 Feb
Construction Begins April 4 to Connect Ohlone/Richmond Greenways

Construction Begins April 4 to Connect Ohlone/Richmond Greenways

The City of Richmond is beginning work on Tuesday, April 4th, on the long-awaited gap closure project that will connect the Richmond and Ohlone Greenways.  During construction, the usual connection will be closed and unaccessible. Greenway users will be directed to the gravel path alongside the Target lot to connect to MacDonald Ave.  The... MORE 28 Mar
Hey Caltrans: Open Bay Bridge Path Weekdays

Hey Caltrans: Open Bay Bridge Path Weekdays

We meet with Caltrans April 3 to hammer out a deal. Three and a half years after opening the East Span of the Bay Bridge to drivers, Caltrans still does not have a date for opening the bicycle and pedestrian path on weekdays. Caltrans needs to hear from you, the public, that the path has been closed for too long. Please take a moment to... MORE 20 Mar
Ryan Russo Named New Director of OakDOT

Ryan Russo Named New Director of OakDOT

Ryan Russo from New York Department of Transportation has accepted the position of Director of Oakland’s Department of Transportation. He starts work in Oaktown on May 8 (three days before Bike to Work Day May 11). Russo is NYDOT’s Deputy Commissioner of Transportation and oversaw many of the innovative street redesigns New York is now famous... MORE 2 Mar

Classic East Bay Rides Washed Out by Winter Rains

[Updated March 16, 2017. Check the county public works pages listed below for the latest closure information] The record-setting rainy season this year has led to washed out roads and bridges around the East Bay, many along popular bike routes. Repairs are in progress but access may will remain restricted for some time. Read on for details,... MORE 28 Feb
New Flex Posts in, Signage Coming to Telegraph Avenue

New Flex Posts in, Signage Coming to Telegraph Avenue

It’s remarkable what a fresh coat of paint can do. Eight months after Oakland painted parking protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue, a new City report says biking and walking are up, crashes are down, and drivers are finally going the speed limit. The vast majority of bicyclists (79%) on the street report feeling safer and 52% of them are... MORE 24 Feb
Now Hiring: Fremont Bike Ambassador

Now Hiring: Fremont Bike Ambassador

Join the Bike East Bay team this spring Apply by March 20 Role Be Bike East Bay’s bike ambassador in Fremont during Bike Month (May) Organize two bike rides in Fremont Table at an Energizer Station on Bike to Work Day (May 11)  Promote and attend local events Stipend: $800 Bike East Bay is seeking an outgoing, engaging and... MORE 10 Feb
Oakland High Students Share Safety Concerns on Park Blvd

Oakland High Students Share Safety Concerns on Park Blvd

Numerous Oakland High School students and staff joined a handful of members of Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Bike East Bay to discuss safety issues on Park Blvd and around Oakland High School at our focus workshop on January 17. A good crowd met OakDOT’s Director and several staff members, and OakDOT appreciated hearing firsthand from... MORE 22 Jan
Fremont Takes Action with 20 Projects in 20 Months

Fremont Takes Action with 20 Projects in 20 Months

The City of Fremont is taking great strides towards a more bike friendly future. In 2015, the City adopted a Vision Zero policy. In 2016, staff launched a “20 projects in 20 months” action plan which is in full swing.  You might have already noticed some projects as you ride around town. Buffers were added to bike lanes on Washington Blvd, ... MORE 17 Jan
Richmond City Council Approves Carlson Crosstown Connection

Richmond City Council Approves Carlson Crosstown Connection

Tuesday December 20, Richmond City Council showed its commitment to improving the safety and health of residents by voting to start construction on the Carlson Crosstown Connection project. The new Carlson Blvd will make it easier for people to cross and bike along the street by narrowing the street and slowing speeding traffic - which currently... MORE 22 Dec
Climate Rider Profile: Rachel Jacobson’s first big ride!

Climate Rider Profile: Rachel Jacobson’s first big ride!

Bike East Bay’s Membership Manager, Rachel Jacobson, is co-captaining Bike East Bay’s Climate Ride team for the 2017 Central California Coast ride. This is her first fundraising ride, but her enthusiasm is infectious. As a co-captain of Bike East Bay’s Climate Ride team, I’m excited to train and fundraise together with our team for the ride... MORE 12 Dec

Pages