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East Bay Holiday Bike Rides for 2022

East Bay Holiday Bike Rides for 2022

Bundle up, pack some hot cocoa, and join any of these festive, free holiday bike rides around the East Bay through December 2022! These rides are not hosted by Bike East Bay, so please use the info & registration links provided for more info or questions for the ride organizers. Alameda 11th Annual Holiday Lights Ride in the Island... MORE 1 Dec
From Pop-Up to Permanent: Speak Up for San Leandro Protected Bikeways

From Pop-Up to Permanent: Speak Up for San Leandro Protected Bikeways

San Leandro’s Crosstown Corridors cycletrack projects are going to City Council for approval this Monday, November 21, and we need your help to get them across the finish line!   Update as of 11/22/2022: Thank you to everyone who turned out to comment in support of San Leandro’s protected cycletrack proposals on Bancroft Ave and Williams... MORE 17 Nov
Protected Bikeways With Paving on the Way

Protected Bikeways With Paving on the Way

East Bay cities are learning how to do more, faster, by delivering protected bikeways alongside routine paving projects. Coordinating upgrades with paving is cost-effective, and an opportunity for cities to experiment with treatments outside of large state or federal grant-funded projects that usually have long timelines and many more... MORE 8 Nov
Welcomes & Farewells: Advocacy Director Dave Campbell Leaving in November

Welcomes & Farewells: Advocacy Director Dave Campbell Leaving in November

It is very bittersweet for us to announce that our longtime friend, colleague, and barbecue pit master Dave Campbell will be stepping down in November 2022. Robert Prinz is taking his place as Bike East Bay’s new Advocacy Director. After many decades of stalwart bike advocacy throughout the East Bay with the Bike-Friendly Berkeley Coalition,... MORE 13 Sep
Progress and Setbacks for Concord Bikeways

Progress and Setbacks for Concord Bikeways

Concord has a lot of roadway projects in the pipeline, some great but others with designs that will not provide safe facilities that work for people of all ages and abilities. Here’s a rundown on the good, the bad, the ugly, and what you can do to help. The Good: Pine Hollow Road This month Concord City Council approved the concept plan... MORE 29 Aug

Public Works Leadership Eliminates Safe Bicycling from Somerset Ave

We were all set to provide a rare compliment to leadership at Alameda County Public Works for their initial recommendation to remove parking on one side of the road and add bike lanes on Somerset Avenue in Castro Valley. But at the June 20 Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Committee meeting, Public Works leadership reverted to a dangerous street... MORE 19 Jul

Protected Bikeways coming to El Cerrito del norte BART Station

Protected bike lanes and protected intersections are finally coming to El Cerrito, on San Pablo Avenue and Cutting Blvd leading to El Cerrito del norte BART Station, with construction expected to start in 2023. Bike East Bay has met numerous times over the past year with city staff, transit agency representatives and a team of consultants, to... MORE 7 Jun
Oakland soon to vote on safe street design for 14th Street

Oakland soon to vote on safe street design for 14th Street

After many years of planning, Oakland is nearly ready to move forward on 14th Street safety improvements, creating connections from East Lake and from West Oakland into downtown. Generous outside grants plus local funding will make significant safety changes on one of downtown Oakland’s most dangerous streets. Check out the project website... MORE 15 Mar
Berkeley readies next set of protected bikeways, in Southside Area

Berkeley readies next set of protected bikeways, in Southside Area

On February 22, Berkeley City Council will be asked to approve a massive set of safety improvements on four streets in the southside area next to UC Berkeley. It’s an $8+ million set of Improvements that include separated and protected bikeways on Bancroft Way (Option 1), from Milvia Street to Piedmont, on Fulton Street from Oxford to Dwight... MORE 15 Feb
Oakland ends slow streets program

Oakland ends slow streets program

Oakland DOT has decided to join Berkeley and end its slow streets program, rather than follow Alameda and San Francisco and keep it going, making it permanent. The A-frame semi-diverters are coming down all across Oakland as we speak, and 20+ miles of neighborhood streets will revert to how they were before the pandemic. But does this mean... MORE 15 Feb
5 Safer Streets Coming to East Bay through AHSC

5 Safer Streets Coming to East Bay through AHSC

5 street safety projects have been recommended for funding in Round 6 of the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities grant awards, for a total of $10.3 million, and all include protected bike lanes. Getting safer bikeways are Cutting Blvd and San Pablo Avenue near El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, 40th Street in Emeryville, Decoto Road in... MORE 1 Feb
Ashby-80-Shellmound interchange project falls short

Ashby-80-Shellmound interchange project falls short

Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) has released its initial design for a completely new freeway interchange at I-80/Ashby Avenue, right at the city line between Emeryville and Berkeley, and public comments are due January 31. While the project includes a pretty darn good new bike-ped bridge over I-80 from 65th Street to... MORE 18 Jan

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