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Freewheel Brings Bike Adventures to Oakland Public Schools

Freewheel Brings Bike Adventures to Oakland Public Schools

In May of 2020, 15 young women from Life Academy, an Oakland public high school, will embark on an epic journey by bicycle from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo along some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the California Coast. They will explore the biodiversity that explodes where two ecosystems converge, learning about the... MORE 19 Nov
Intersections Revamped in Oakland

Intersections Revamped in Oakland

July 23, 2019 Two weeks ago we featured Walnut Creek’s Lincoln Avenue pop up cycle track, which just got approved for permanent installation, and this week we take a look at the latest accelerated projects in Richmond and Oakland. More comfortable connections are nearing completion to the soon-to-open Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path and... MORE 23 Jul
Not Business-As-Usual Bike Lanes

Not Business-As-Usual Bike Lanes

June 25, 2019 With the highest staff vacancy rate of any department in Oakland, the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) could use help building better streets. By our count, Oakland has approximately 15 protected bikeway projects in the works, but with time needed for construction, most will take a few years to complete. Meanwhile... MORE 25 Jun
Close OakDOT? Not On Our Watch.

Close OakDOT? Not On Our Watch.

June 11, 2019 Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan recklessly proposed last week to disband the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT), fire Director Ryan Russo, and remerge transportation responsibilities with Public Works, all as part of a budget amendment. A swift counter response by Transport Oakland, with support from Bike East... MORE 11 Jun
Learn to Ride a Bike this Spring

Learn to Ride a Bike this Spring

Learning to ride a bike as an adult can be fun and rewarding, with the right equipment and support. This past year our award-winning Bike East Bay education program helped 150 new bike riders get up and rolling on 2 wheels for the first time ever, with our loaner bike fleet and amazing instructors providing encouragement and smiles every step... MORE 28 May
Oakland Readies 14th Street Downtown

Oakland Readies 14th Street Downtown

May 28, 2019 On May 21, Oakland released promising designs for protected bike lanes on 14th Street downtown, extending from Oak Street to Brush Street (980). Designs include bus boarding islands and protected transitions connected to new two-way cycle tracks on deck for Franklin Street and Lakeside Drive. OakDOT is working with merchants on... MORE 28 May
Family Cycling Fun this Spring

Family Cycling Fun this Spring

Last weekend instructors from our award-winning Bike East Bay education program loaded up our Family Cycling Rodeo kit into a ZipCar cargo van and headed for Fremont’s Earth Day Fest, where 90 parents and kids got on bikes with us and learned safe riding skills by playing fun games. Thanks to ZipCar for their support of this program by... MORE 22 Apr
Close the Gap on Telegraph

Close the Gap on Telegraph

  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 In December, your support helped win better bike lanes on Telegraph - pushing us closer to a connected network of great bike lanes. Now, the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is busy finalizing design details for continuous bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue, including new protected bike lanes in Temescal... MORE 5 Mar
35th Avenue: Enough is Enough

35th Avenue: Enough is Enough

Photo: A pedestrian crossing 35th Avenue. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group). On January 2nd, a 14-year old boy was struck on his bicycle in a hit-and-run on 35th Avenue by the Fruitvale BART station, dragged for four blocks, and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Just six months ago, Bike East Bay put out a fierce call for change... MORE 8 Jan
A Green Light for Protected Lanes on Telegraph

A Green Light for Protected Lanes on Telegraph

Updated Monday, December 17, 2018 On Friday, Oakland City Council unanimously approved protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal District. Not only that: the council directed staff to implement additional improvements to Telegraph Avenue through the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) District, and to create a plan to close the gap... MORE 17 Dec
Final Countdown: Protected Bike Lanes on Telegraph

Final Countdown: Protected Bike Lanes on Telegraph

Friday, December 14 update here.  Telegraph Avenue protected bike lane project in the Temescal barely survived Oakland Public Works Committee this week and now to full Oakland City Council December 11, but did not get heard due to a super long agenda. Telegraph Avenue has been continued to Friday, December 14, 11:00am, but probably won’t... MORE 27 Nov
From No Long Rides, to Climate Ride

From No Long Rides, to Climate Ride

  Before 2019, Warren Wells had never ridden more than 40 miles on his bike in one day: “no hills, no multi-day trips, no clip in pedals, no lycra jerseys,” as he puts it. But, less than a year after moving to the Bay Area from Los Angeles, Warren was on his bike, setting off on Climate Ride: a five-day, 280 mile fundraising bike ride from... MORE 26 Nov

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