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First Look at New West Oakland Connection to Bay Bridge

First Look at New West Oakland Connection to Bay Bridge

Better connections for people who walk, bike, and take transit in West Oakland were revealed last week, and we’re ready for it! West Grand Avenue is getting a makeover with a two-way path for walking and biking, connecting to the Bay Trail and East Span of the Bay Bridge. Plus a road diet and buffered bike lanes are coming during repaving season... MORE 5 Apr
It's Beyond Time for a Safer High Street in East Oakland

It's Beyond Time for a Safer High Street in East Oakland

Photo: City of Oakland High Street in East Oakland is a busy street that connects Laurel District, Maxwell Park, and Allendale to International and Foothill Boulevards. Over the past 5 years, there has averaged a crash every eight days on High Street. Thousands of students attend Fremont High School and other nearby schools located at the... MORE 30 Mar
More Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

More Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

Last December we reported about three big funding wins for the East Bay via state active transportation program (ATP) grants: with Oakland and Bay Point winning big. This time, we’re back with even more funding and good news. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) just announced recommendations for which regional projects will... MORE 30 Mar

Upgrades to 35th Ave., More Work to be Done

Photo: City of Oakland Last week the family of Deontae Bush, along with Oakland community leaders and city staff, cut the ribbon on upgrades to 35th Avenue. After a number of serious injuries and fatalities along the street, the city rolled out new speed cushions and visibility measures for pedestrians along 35th Avenue. We honor the advocacy... MORE 2 Mar
Update: Girl Scouts Mission, Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Update: Girl Scouts Mission, Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Last year, Girl Scout Troop 33984 embarked on a mission to fix bumpy bike boulevards in Berkeley. While #TheSmoothening has brought some fantastic smooth lanes to the East Bay, there is always more work to do. Read an update straight from the Troop below. We are Girl Scout Troop 33984 in Berkeley, and we have something to tell you. We... MORE 12 Feb
Add Your Voice: Affordable Homes, Not Exclusionary Zoning

Add Your Voice: Affordable Homes, Not Exclusionary Zoning

Photo: Thomas Brothers Map showing exclusionary lending areas, 1937. More affordable homes are on the agenda for Berkeley City Council on February 23. Council will take action to end racist and exclusionary zoning laws implemented a century ago. The city is ready to allow quadplexes in many of its single family zoned neighborhoods,... MORE 12 Feb
Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

Funding Wins for East Bay Bikeways

Photo: Seventh Street Connection Project, City of Oakland From across the state of California, four hundred and fifty-four projects focused on active forms of transportation applied for Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding. Last week, forty-nine made it through to be recommended by the California Transportation Commission. Three of... MORE 12 Feb
Slow San Pablo Dam Road

Slow San Pablo Dam Road

Plans are in motion to rework San Pablo Dam road in El Sobrante. This busy four-lane street, which connects schools, transit, business districts, and places of worship, has been built to move as many cars as fast as possible. But slowing the street and making it more accessible for people who walk, bike, and take transit isn’t currently on the ... MORE 1 Feb
Smoother, Bikier Emeryville Streets

Smoother, Bikier Emeryville Streets

Do you get excited when fresh new pavement comes to your neighborhood? Us too! Thanks to support from voters on local, regional, and state funding measures, cities around the East Bay are now paving a lot more streets. Emeryville is the latest city to drop in new upgrades through paving—plus a slow street turned permanent! Check out the recap... MORE 19 Jan
Slow Streets to Permanent Upgrades in Chinatown

Slow Streets to Permanent Upgrades in Chinatown

Photo: City of Oakland Earlier this year Oakland set up temporary slow streets in Chinatown, on 10th Street and Alice Street right by the Lincoln Square Recreation Center. Eventually, with further street closures, the community recreation center could host kids activities on the street. Bike East Bay and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland have been... MORE 10 Dec
 Give Your Feedback on Telegraph Avenue

Give Your Feedback on Telegraph Avenue

The city is gathering input on street changes to Telegraph Avenue between 20th-29th Streets in the Koreatown-Northgate District, and it’s time for your input! We support the city of Oakland in seeking additional community input, and we continue to work with the KONO business district to improve this important network connection. Upgrades to... MORE 10 Dec
Smoother Pavement and Safer Streets in East Oakland

Smoother Pavement and Safer Streets in East Oakland

With a record-setting paving year in 2020, more smooth streets, bike lanes, and upgrades for pedestrians are cropping up in East Oakland. But there’s more here to celebrate than just fresh pavement. East Oakland has, in the past, often been last in line for paving upgrades. Over the past two years the city has focused strategic repaving... MORE 10 Dec

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