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Connecting Communities Across Bay Area Trails

Connecting Communities Across Bay Area Trails

Bike East Bay will be working with several local organizations with their feet (and bicycle wheels) on the ground, along the East Bay Greenway in Oakland and Hayward, and along the Richmond Greenway. These two greenways are not only part of the Bay Area Trail Collaborative, they are key connectors, and wonderful community places, for people... MORE 12 Jan
Problematic Final Plan for A’s Ballpark

Problematic Final Plan for A’s Ballpark

  City of Oakland and the A’s have released their final plans for a new downtown baseball ballpark, and will seek City Council approval in February. While we support in concept a ballpark in Jack London District, the proposed bike access to Howard Terminal location is inadequate and the handshake agreement between the A’s and city officials... MORE 4 Jan
 Become a Certified Bike Instructor

Become a Certified Bike Instructor

Bike East Bay’s award-winning education program is growing in 2022, with lots of fun opportunities for certified bike instructors to earn money teaching both in-person and webinar classes professionally. A League of American Bicyclists instructor certification (LCI) is required, so we are providing a 3-day certification seminar at our Oakland... MORE 4 Jan
End-of-Year Infrastructure Updates

End-of-Year Infrastructure Updates

  Construction crews are busy laying rebar and pouring concrete curbs and bulb outs on many bikeways in the East Bay, hopefully one near you. As 2022 comes to a close, we hope the sites of orange construction cones, yellow hard hats, and ugly gray concrete trucks brings you cheer, as they do us, knowing that soon you will enjoy a much safer... MORE 20 Dec
Updates on Bay Bridge & Richmond San Rafael Bridge Bike Access

Updates on Bay Bridge & Richmond San Rafael Bridge Bike Access

The closed bike connection from the end of the Bay Bridge bike path over to MaCalla Road on Yerba Buena Island reopens soon. We are told December 31, but are pushing SF officials to get it reopened before start of holiday season. The closure started back in September in order to lay utility pipelines under the bike connection. Now the delay... MORE 7 Dec
Oakland to Receive $14.5 Million in RAISE Grant

Oakland to Receive $14.5 Million in RAISE Grant

On Friday, November 19th, the US Department of Transportation and Oakland officials announced a $14.5 million federal RAISE grant for improvements on Broadway and MLK Jr. Way downtown. The grant was one of only three in California. It will extend bus lanes on Broadway from downtown to Jack London Square and up to Grand Avenue and adds... MORE 23 Nov
Ask Hayward Council to support protected bike lanes

Ask Hayward Council to support protected bike lanes

After reviewing Bike East Bay’s proposal for a 2-way cycle track with physical protection on Patrick Avenue and ruling it out, mainly due to lack of familiarity with the concept, Hayward staff are sticking to their buffered bike lane design. A buffered bike lane design places bikes amongst parking cars, loading/unloading cars and high speed... MORE 12 Oct
Richmond San Rafael Bridge: some good news, mostly not

Richmond San Rafael Bridge: some good news, mostly not

First, the good news: Marin Municipal Water District has directed staff to place a potential new emergency water pipeline under the upper deck of the Richmond San Rafael Bridge rather than on top of the upper deck and in the bicycle and pedestrian path. While much has to happen before a new pipeline is a reality, Marin County hopes to have... MORE 12 Oct
Support the Freedom to Walk Act

Support the Freedom to Walk Act

Bike East Bay is proud to join our local and state partners at organizations including the California Bicycle Coalition, California Walks, TransForm, Walk Bike Berkeley, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, The Greenlining Institute and many others in support of Assembly Bill 1238 (AB 1238), the Freedom to Walk Act. Our state legislature has... MORE 10 Sep

Safer Paseo Padre Goes Back to Fremont City Council

Back in July, Fremont City Council turned down a city staff proposal to improve safety on Paseo Padre Road by reducing travel lanes and adding bike lanes, between Driscoll Road and Washington Blvd. Council is concerned that traffic volumes will soon return to pre-pandemic levels and the road will become congested. We support the original... MORE 30 Aug
2-way cycle track is optimal solution on Patrick Avenue

2-way cycle track is optimal solution on Patrick Avenue

Pushback against the partially-installed protected bike lanes on Patrick Avenue has reached fever pitch. In response, staff paused completing the project and now want to replace the protected bike lanes with buffered bike lanes, not unlike what Oakland staff attempted to do on Telegraph Avenue. The main point of contention is the uncomfortable... MORE 22 Jul
Protected Lanes Win on Telegraph Ave.

Protected Lanes Win on Telegraph Ave.

On Tuesday, Oakland City Council voted unanimously to save the protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) district. The protected bike lanes, which calm traffic, speed up transit, and fully separate people biking from moving cars, were in danger of being ripped out and converted to paint-only buffered bike lanes... MORE 7 Jul

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