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Bay Trail Opens Around Albany Race Track

Bay Trail Opens Around Albany Race Track

(photo by Cian Dawson) The new Bay Trail path around the back of Golden Gate Fields race track in Albany is open, and it makes for a sweet new ride. The East Bay Regional Park District has done a superb job in designing and building the facility, providing ADA accessibility, viewing areas, and access to the Albany beach area and amenities.... MORE 26 May
Cities Plan Gradual Re-Opening for Business

Cities Plan Gradual Re-Opening for Business

As shelter in place orders ease, cities are looking at how to gradually reopen business districts. East Bay cities are considering ways to reconfigure street space to allow for safe social distancing through expanded sidewalks, outdoor seating areas, and queuing space. Each city and business district has unique needs, and Bike East Bay... MORE 18 May

#TheSmoothening Brings New Lanes

Paving projects are still underway during shelter in place, and the slew of new smooth lanes all over Oakland show it. Thanks to paving season, brand new bike lanes are on the ground on International Boulevard, Havenscourt Boulevard, E 12th Street, Jefferson Street, 11th Street, and 51st Street. New lanes on E 12th Street closed the final... MORE 12 May
Slowing More Streets in the East Bay

Slowing More Streets in the East Bay

4/28/20 East Bay cities are slowing streets and making space as shelter in place continues. Many Bike East Bay local partners are asking their cities to implement street changes, allowing for more physical distancing while enjoying neighborhood activity and making trips to essential services. With warmer weather upon us and regional parks... MORE 28 Apr

Slow Streets Catch On

Seattle, New York City, Milwaukee, LA and now Emeryville and hopefully Berkeley: Oakland’s slow street program has set an example for many cities. This past weekend, Oakland added 5 miles of new slow streets, for a total of just under 10 miles, while on April 20 Emeryville significantly repurposed Doyle Street for safe and enjoyable walking... MORE 21 Apr
Slowing Streets: What Will Work in Your Neighborhood?

Slowing Streets: What Will Work in Your Neighborhood?

Photo: City of Oakland With parks and playgrounds closing and too many drivers speeding through neighborhoods, Oakland launched the nation’s most extensive COVID-related street campaign to date: 74 miles of slow streets. Four Oakland streets were traffic calmed starting April 11 with simple half barriers and minimal signage, to slow traffic... MORE 14 Apr
Oakland Rolls Out Slow Streets

Oakland Rolls Out Slow Streets

Today, the City of Oakland announced that, effective April 11, 74 miles of neighborhood streets will be designated for through traffic by bike riders, pedestrians, wheelchair users and local vehicles only. This Slow Streets initiative comes after Bike East Bay and our partners at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Transform requested the city to... MORE 10 Apr
Bike Education Online

Bike Education Online

Our free, award-winning bicycle education program is offering online and socially-distanced outdoor classes throughout the duration of the COVID-19 shelter in place order. Register for a free workshop, access online blog posts and resources, and have fun on every bike trip! •One Hour Workshops These sessions go in-depth with a certified bike... MORE 20 Mar
Disappointing Plan for New A’s Ballpark

Disappointing Plan for New A’s Ballpark

  January 21, 2020 OakDOT has released its draft plan for transportation improvements to a proposed new ballpark for the A’s at the old Howard Terminal site in Jack London District, and the plan is a ground out to first.  We want a fully protected network of lanes for people to get to and from the new ballpark safely and comfortably on... MORE 21 Jan

Membership Rate Update

To our members, Bike East Bay last raised our membership rates ten years ago—in 2010. Effective January 2, 2020 we will increase our basic membership levels from $30 (individual) and $50 (household) to $35 and $65, respectively.  One of our guiding principles as an organization is to be fiscally, ethically, and environmentally responsible... MORE 3 Jan
Freewheel Brings Bike Adventures to Oakland Public Schools

Freewheel Brings Bike Adventures to Oakland Public Schools

In May of 2020, 15 young women from Life Academy, an Oakland public high school, will embark on an epic journey by bicycle from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo along some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the California Coast. They will explore the biodiversity that explodes where two ecosystems converge, learning about the... MORE 19 Nov
Intersections Revamped in Oakland

Intersections Revamped in Oakland

July 23, 2019 Two weeks ago we featured Walnut Creek’s Lincoln Avenue pop up cycle track, which just got approved for permanent installation, and this week we take a look at the latest accelerated projects in Richmond and Oakland. More comfortable connections are nearing completion to the soon-to-open Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path and... MORE 23 Jul

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