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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
Scraper Bike Shed Expands

Scraper Bike Shed Expands

February 19, 2019 Last week, The Scraper Bike Team expanded hours of operation at The Shed, their bike build & bike repair program at MLK Jr Library on 69th Avenue in East Oakland. Now, every Wednesday-Saturday, 3:00-6:00pm, residents are welcome to come by for some “each one, teach one” bike repair help led by Generals of The Scraper... MORE 19 Feb
Bike Commuter of the Year

Bike Commuter of the Year

Each year a new star bike commuter is nominated in every county of the Bay Area, in anticipation of Bike to Work Day. Do you know a great advocate who loves biking, encouraging others to ride, or is just committed to having a joyful daily commute by bike? We want to hear about it! Nominate your star bike commuter today! *Previous... MORE 30 Jan
Meet Your 2019 Board Candidates

Meet Your 2019 Board Candidates

You’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with current members, the current board and our 2019 candidates at the annual Bike East Bay Member Meeting on December 5. Get a sneak peek at what the candidates on the ballot have to offer below, and meet them in person on the 5th! Kristi Marleau Kristi Marleau lives in Dublin with her husband and... MORE 27 Nov
Bike Friendly Driver Classes in the East Bay

Bike Friendly Driver Classes in the East Bay

Our streets are changing fast, with new and upgraded bikeways being installed all over the East Bay. Protected bike lanes, bike signals, turn boxes, and protected intersections are among the newer treatments we are advocating for to make bicycling more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. However, driver training hasn’t kept up,... MORE 12 Nov
Protected Bikeway Opens on Lake Merritt

Protected Bikeway Opens on Lake Merritt

  Photo: Melanie Curry / Streetsblog   The first section of Oakland’s newest protected bikeway has taken shape, and people are taking notice. The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) took down the barriers last week, a soft opening to the two-way protected bikeway along Lake Merritt. Complete with bike turn lanes, bike... MORE 15 Oct
Celebrating Oakland Pride

Celebrating Oakland Pride

  On the morning of Oakland Pride, the Bike East Bay team met at 9:30am to begin decorating bikes and queuing up to parade into the festival. It’s was a little early for a Sunday, but you could tell people were excited. We dressed our machines in colorful and shiny craft pipe cleaners, duct tape, bells, and ribbon. The other parade... MORE 18 Sep
Charges Dropped in Group Ride Arrest

Charges Dropped in Group Ride Arrest

On August 31, Bike East Bay celebrated the dropping of all charges against Rich City Rides founder Najari Smith, after he was arrested during a peaceful group ride organized by Black-led community cycling groups. Bike East Bay and dozens of people—representing a broad range of bike organizations, local bike shops, and social justice groups—... MORE 6 Sep
Richmond Community Leader Arrested for #BikingWhileBlack

Richmond Community Leader Arrested for #BikingWhileBlack

On August 2, Najari Smith, a Black bicyclist and the leader of the Richmond community cycling organization Rich City Rides, was arrested during a peaceful group bike ride in Oakland. While the ride was passing through the First Friday street festival, police officers stopped Najari for playing music too loudly. Despite turning down the music and... MORE 21 Aug

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