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Ready for More Lake Merritt Cycle Track?

Ready for More Lake Merritt Cycle Track?

Ready for more of the sweet two-way protected bikeway at Lake Merritt​? Us too! Bike East Bay and the community’s vision for a continuous loop around Lake Merritt is coming one step closer: OakDOT is planning an extension of the lakeside cycle track! The new segment will connect south to 14th Street and then extend around the amphitheater area... MORE 27 Oct
Girl Scouts Mission: Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Girl Scouts Mission: Fix Bumpy Bike Boulevards

Girl Scout Troop 33984 is on a mission to fix bumpy bike boulevards in Berkeley. Troop member Zella first brought it to the group. “I don’t like riding on bumpy streets, it’s just not as fun,” says Zella. While #TheSmoothening has brought some fantastic smooth lanes to the East Bay (we see you Milvia Street!), there is more work to do and the... MORE 27 Oct
In Oakland: Crashes & Fatalities are Down, Racist Enforcement Remains

In Oakland: Crashes & Fatalities are Down, Racist Enforcement Remains

Bike East Bay has been advocating for clear, transparent, independently collected police data for years. Last week, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) finally released traffic stop data from 2019. The good news is, stops in general are down by 54% between 2017 and 2019, and stops for people on bikes are down 82%. For that same period, serious... MORE 26 Oct
Tour de Fremont: Self-Guided Ride

Tour de Fremont: Self-Guided Ride

Over the past several years, the City of Fremont has been setting the standard for bikeway design and construction in the East Bay, with a whopping five fully protected intersections connecting with protected bikeways, and more on the way. Grab your bike and take a tour of some of the new facilities and bike paths, and get excited for the future... MORE 23 Sep
Albany Beach: Self-Guided Ride

Albany Beach: Self-Guided Ride

Ride to the beach and enjoy the brand new segment of the Bay Trail running along the water behind Golden Gate Fields. Instead of a climb through the race track parking lot, you can now pedal up an easy grade with spectacular views of the Bay. Along the way, check out the unique blend of art and nature in the former landfill at Albany Bulb.... MORE 18 Sep
Birds, Bikes, Brews: Self-Guided Ride

Birds, Bikes, Brews: Self-Guided Ride

  Enjoy a flat, family-friendly ride along Oakland’s Martin Luther King Shoreline. Explore the Bay Trail and learn about the birds that live in this coastal habitat. Continue to Drake’s in San Leandro for post-ride snacks and brews outside. This ride and the points of interest below are available here as a PDF. Points of Interest Fruitvale... MORE 18 Sep
Santa Fe Rail History Tour: Self-Guided Ride

Santa Fe Rail History Tour: Self-Guided Ride

Follow the old Santa Fe train right of way from Berkeley to Richmond, along off-street bike/walk trails. This flat, family-friendly ride can be done as an out-and-back, or stop at any of the BART stations along the way for a ride home. An “extra credit” section beyond Richmond BART includes a short hill just past the Ferry Point Tunnel in Point... MORE 18 Sep
Riding Easy on Telegraph Avenue

Riding Easy on Telegraph Avenue

Phil Yip and Nicole Churchill-Yip have lived on Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal for nearly a decade. It’s a great place to be: “there is a ton of awesome retail and places to live nearby” says Phil. But biking on Telegraph Avenue itself has been a bumpy ride, and we’re not just talking about the potholed pavement. A connected, protected... MORE 15 Sep
Give Your Input, Connect West Oakland

Give Your Input, Connect West Oakland

Oakland has kicked off community engagement to improve transit, walking and bicycling on two major corridors: W. Grand Avenue and 7th Street in West Oakland. Both routes would improve transit and biking, connect West Oakland and Downtown, and to other bikeway improvements coming to Telegraph Avenue and San Pablo Avenue. Give your input on... MORE 17 Aug
Hear the Latest on Telegraph Avenue

Hear the Latest on Telegraph Avenue

Oakland City Council has directed staff to seek additional community input on planned street improvements for Telegraph Avenue in the Koreatown Northgate (KONO) District. Improvements for Telegraph Avenue in the KONO District between 20th Street-29th Street are currently slated for 2021, and include more permanent upgrades for pedestrians, bike... MORE 3 Aug
Keep Connected, Protected Telegraph Moving Forward

Keep Connected, Protected Telegraph Moving Forward

At today’s Oakland city council meeting, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney has requested additional community input and a report focused on improving the current bikeway project on Telegraph Avenue between 20th-29th Streets. We support Councilmember McElhaney in seeking additional community input, and we continue to work with the KONO business... MORE 28 Jul
Affordable Housing & Great Biking Make a Winning Pair

Affordable Housing & Great Biking Make a Winning Pair

Six East Bay projects that combine affordable housing, new bike infrastructure, free classes, and more were recently awarded funding in a competitive state-wide grant process. Each project in the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant program must combine affordable housing development projects and transportation improvements. In... MORE 20 Jul

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