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Treat Blvd Bike Lane Designs Better, But Not Good Enough

Treat Blvd Bike Lane Designs Better, But Not Good Enough

We need your help to add protected bike lanes to Treat Blvd, a busy arterial road next to Pleasant Hill BART. Current proposals for bike lanes on Treat Blvd are better than original designs that had you riding on sidewalks, but still leave you dodging through high-speed, right-turning traffic to get to BART. Protected bike lanes would truly... MORE 24 May
Contra Costa County Announces $87M in Transportation Projects

Contra Costa County Announces $87M in Transportation Projects

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has released the first snapshot of the list of projects recommended for funding through the 2016 Coordinated Call for Projects. The CCTA had $87 million available to allocate, and received 77 applications for a total of $157 million.  Of the available funds, $28 million get allocated by formula... MORE 15 May
Thousands Ride on Bike to Work Day

Thousands Ride on Bike to Work Day

Thousands of East Bay residents pedaled to work on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to celebrate the 23rd annual Bike to Work Day. Morning counts across the East Bay tallied 20,732 people rolling by Energizer Stations and participation has increased 30% over the past five years. Photo credit Fernando Munguia. Bike to Work Day encouraged local... MORE 11 May
Complete the Bay Bridge People Path

Complete the Bay Bridge People Path

After decades of advocacy, the Bay Bridge People Path opened today for seven-days-a-week access to Yerba Buena Island. Now we need your help to complete the path all the way to San Francisco. Lawmakers in Sacramento are discussing whether to fund the West Span Pathway as we speak. You can help complete the path by emailing your state... MORE 1 May
Fremont Tests Protected Bike Lane on Walnut Ave

Fremont Tests Protected Bike Lane on Walnut Ave

The City of Fremont has upgraded the buffered bike lane on Walnut Ave to a protected bike lane using two different types of physical protection. Which one is best? Are you on team Armadillo or team Bollard? Let us know via the short survey below. The results of the pilot project will help inform future protected bike lane projects in Fremont... MORE 1 May
Construction Begins April 4 to Connect Ohlone/Richmond Greenways

Construction Begins April 4 to Connect Ohlone/Richmond Greenways

The City of Richmond is beginning work on Tuesday, April 4th, on the long-awaited gap closure project that will connect the Richmond and Ohlone Greenways.  During construction, the usual connection will be closed and unaccessible. Greenway users will be directed to the gravel path alongside the Target lot to connect to MacDonald Ave.  The... MORE 28 Mar
BART to Warm Springs Opens

BART to Warm Springs Opens

BART’s Warm Springs/South Fremont Extension opened for service on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The 5.4-mile extension connects the existing Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station. Bike East Bay worked with Fremont to upgrade bike connections on Fremont Blvd, Grimmer Blvd and Warm Springs Blvd. You’ll enjoy wider, buffered... MORE 10 Mar
Ryan Russo New Director of OakDOT

Ryan Russo New Director of OakDOT

Ryan Russo from New York Department of Transportation has accepted the position of Director of Oakland’s Department of Transportation. He starts work in Oaktown on May 8 (three days before Bike to Work Day May 11). Russo is NYDOT’s Deputy Commissioner of Transportation and oversaw many of the innovative street redesigns New York is now famous... MORE 2 Mar

Classic East Bay Rides Washed Out by Winter Rains

[Updated November 6, 2017. Check the county public works pages listed below for the latest closure information] The record-setting rainy season this year has led to washed out roads and bridges around the East Bay, many along popular bike routes. Repairs are in progress but access may will remain restricted for some time. Read on for details,... MORE 28 Feb
New Flex Posts in, Signage Coming to Telegraph Avenue

New Flex Posts in, Signage Coming to Telegraph Avenue

It’s remarkable what a fresh coat of paint can do. Eight months after Oakland painted parking protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue, a new City report says biking and walking are up, crashes are down, and drivers are finally going the speed limit. The vast majority of bicyclists (79%) on the street report feeling safer and 52% of them are... MORE 24 Feb
Time to Approve Berkeley's Innovative Bike Plan

Time to Approve Berkeley's Innovative Bike Plan

Efforts to weaken Berkeley’s innovative bike plan have been pushed back thanks to your hundreds of emails in support. Berkeley City Council should now be ready to approve the plan May 2 and we are ready to celebrate, with you. Meet May 2, 6:00pm at Au Coquelet Cafe to prep for the City Council meeting at 7:00pm. What You Can Do Send an... MORE 2 Feb
Oakland High Students Share Safety Concerns on Park Blvd

Oakland High Students Share Safety Concerns on Park Blvd

Numerous Oakland High School students and staff joined a handful of members of Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Bike East Bay to discuss safety issues on Park Blvd and around Oakland High School at our focus workshop on January 17. A good crowd met OakDOT’s Director and several staff members, and OakDOT appreciated hearing firsthand from... MORE 22 Jan

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