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Guide to New Bancroft Way

Set to finish by October 1st, the new Bancroft Way will feature a two-way protected bike lane that will connect Fulton’s protected bike lane to UC Berkeley’s bikeways and Dana’s Bicycle Boulevard. The new cycle track will allow you to bike uphill for the first time on Bancroft Way. Additionally, the new bus-only lane will be painted a terracotta... MORE 19 Sep

More Money, Sooner for Bikeways

Caltrans advanced funding for two previously approved major bike projects in Oakland and awarded new funding to six additional projects in the East Bay–$15 million in advancements and $12 million additional. In Oakland, Bike East Bay specifically asked Oakland DOT to advance funding for a new 14th Street bikeway through Downtown Oakland and the... MORE 18 Sep

East Bancroft Bikeway Extension

Set to come in 2019, the East Bancroft Way project will feature a two-way protected bike lane that will connect the Bowditch Bicycle Boulevard with UC Berkeley’s campus and the bike lanes on Piedmont Avenue. This will improve bicycle mobility and access to UC Berkeley, the Southside area, and the Northside area while also improving the... MORE 6 Sep

Dana Street Two-Way Protected Bike Lane

Set to come in 2018, the new Dana Street will feature a two-way protected bike lane that will connect the Dana Bicycle Boulevard south of Dwight to the two-way protected bike lane on Bancroft Way and UC Berkeley. This will improve bicycle mobility and access to UC Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, and the Southside area, without impacting parking... MORE 6 Sep
BART Prioritizes Bike Access, Smart Parking Over Parking Garage

BART Prioritizes Bike Access, Smart Parking Over Parking Garage

Photo: Eric Fischer/Flickr In an encouraging departure from past priorities, BART’s Board on July 27 voted against a parking garage, and in favor of better bike access. In doing so, BART showed they mean to follow their new policies to prioritize walking, transit and bicycling access to stations and be fiscally responsible when it comes to car... MORE 5 Aug
Climate Ride's Champion Riders

Climate Ride's Champion Riders

Bike East Bay’s Climate Ride team raised $30,000 for bike advocacy and other organizations fighting climate change. With eight riders participating in the five-day, 325-mile California Central Coast ride in June, we put our passion to the pedal and rode from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. Next year’s California ride is May 20-24 and winds... MORE 24 Jul
Berkeley's Southside Pilot Project Brings Bike & Transit Improvements

Berkeley's Southside Pilot Project Brings Bike & Transit Improvements

Starting in the fall of 2017 with the Bancroft West section, the Southside Pilot Project will create a network of protected bike lanes, transit improvements, and pedestrian improvements in the south side of UC Berkeley’s campus. Working in collaboration with the City of Berkeley, AC Transit, Telegraph Business Improvement District, and UC... MORE 20 Jul
Lowering barriers to shared mobility in the East Bay

Lowering barriers to shared mobility in the East Bay

This article was originally published in Bike East Bay’s 2017 Summer RideOn Newsletter.  Bike share expands to the East Bay this July, giving residents a fantastic new option for getting around in the city. However, studies show that bike share systems in American cities exclude low-income and people of color by design. As bike share... MORE 10 Jul
New Record for Bike Education Program

New Record for Bike Education Program

Bike East Bay’s free education program is a fun way for people of all ages and abilities to learn new skills. We set a new six month record in the first half of 2017, teaching more classes to more people than ever before: 3,800 adults, children, and families attended 115 classes in 22 cities around the East Bay. That’s 30% more classes and... MORE 7 Jul
Berkeley Bike Plan Passes Unanimously, Ha!

Berkeley Bike Plan Passes Unanimously, Ha!

Berkeley approved an innovative new bike plan on May 2 and is currently busy building two new bikeways that are high priorities in that plan–Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way. Thanks to our effective advocacy, Berkeley will get to work next year on Milvia Street, the highest priority bikeway of the plan. Your 130+ emails to City Council and almost... MORE 16 Jun
Survey Says: Bike to Work Day Closes Gender Gap

Survey Says: Bike to Work Day Closes Gender Gap

Bike to Work Day got more people on bikes! A survey of Bike East Bay supporters showed that the annual event encouraged people to switch from driving to a more healthy and active form of transportation, bridged the gender gap in bicycling, and will result in more people riding year-round.  Across the region, women make up only one-third of... MORE 25 May
Treat Blvd Bike Lane Designs Better, But Not Good Enough

Treat Blvd Bike Lane Designs Better, But Not Good Enough

We need your help to add protected bike lanes to Treat Blvd, a busy arterial road next to Pleasant Hill BART. Current proposals for bike lanes on Treat Blvd are better than original designs that had you riding on sidewalks, but still leave you dodging through high-speed, right-turning traffic to get to BART. Protected bike lanes would truly... MORE 24 May

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