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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
Oakland Budget Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland Budget Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland’s city budget has passed, and it’s a win for investments in alternatives to policing. Federal stimulus packages opened up the budget and gave Oakland the chance to reprioritize public safety investments. Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Carroll Fife made sure Oakland seized the opportunity. Under their leadership,... MORE 2 Jul
Oakland Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland Invests in Alternatives to Policing

Oakland’s city budget has passed, and it’s a win for investments in alternatives to policing. Federal stimulus packages opened up the budget and gave Oakland the chance to reprioritize public safety investments. Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Carroll Fife made sure Oakland seized the opportunity. Under their leadership,... MORE 2 Jul
Add Your Public Comment: Telegraph Ave. Meeting

Add Your Public Comment: Telegraph Ave. Meeting

Oakland’s city council meets on Tuesday July 6 at 1:30PM to discuss potential changes to Telegraph Avenue (full agenda available here). Make your voice heard! Find all the details on how to make a public comment at this meeting below. Can’t make the meeting? Write to your council member today. Call in/join via Zoom at 1:30PM: https://us02web... MORE 2 Jul
Oakland's Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes at Risk for Removal

Oakland's Telegraph Protected Bike Lanes at Risk for Removal

Photo: rendering of the upgraded, curb protected bike lanes originally on track for this year. [Update: July 7, 2021] On Tuesday, Oakland City Council voted unanimously to save the protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) district. Your support made this victory possible. Now we’re one step closer to... MORE 8 Jun
Oakland & Berkeley Agree: Get Armed Police out of Traffic Enforcement

Oakland & Berkeley Agree: Get Armed Police out of Traffic Enforcement

On May 3, Oakland City Council agreed to removing police from traffic enforcement and putting the department of transportation in charge of designing and operating safe streets. Oakland joins Berkeley as the second city in the United States to make this move: putting departments of transportation and unarmed staff in charge of traffic... MORE 11 May
A's New Ballpark Isn’t a Home Run Yet

A's New Ballpark Isn’t a Home Run Yet

Image: Oakland A’s The new Oakland A’s ballpark at Howard Terminal could be a home run for great bikeway, transit, and walking connections—but it’s not there yet. Proposed connections from Downtown Oakland, Chinatown, and Lake Merritt BART still fall short of what a project of this size should achieve. How can the park improve accessibility... MORE 27 Apr
Coliseum Vaccine Site Leaves People Taking Transit, Biking, or Walking Stranded

Coliseum Vaccine Site Leaves People Taking Transit, Biking, or Walking Stranded

Photo: Walk-up access at sites like Golden Gate Fields in Albany remain open. On the morning of April 19, the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site abruptly started turning away people walking, bicycling, and taking transit to get vaccinated. The site is now offering drive-up only access through May 3, with no clear plan to reopen the walk-up... MORE 27 Apr
Add Your Voice: Tell City Council to Reimagine Traffic Enforcement

Add Your Voice: Tell City Council to Reimagine Traffic Enforcement

Next week, Oakland City Council starts its discussion on how to reimagine public safety and what to do about Oakland Police Department’s bloated budget. We are urging Council to approve Recommendation #59: Move Most Traffic Enforcement to OakDOT and begin a transition where armed police are not handling minor traffic violations. Rather, traffic... MORE 27 Apr

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