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Fremont Takes Action with 20 Projects in 20 Months

Fremont Takes Action with 20 Projects in 20 Months

The City of Fremont is taking great strides towards a more bike friendly future. In 2015, the City adopted a Vision Zero policy. In 2016, staff launched a “20 projects in 20 months” action plan which is in full swing.  You might have already noticed some projects as you ride around town. Buffers were added to bike lanes on Washington Blvd, ... MORE 17 Jan
Richmond City Council Approves Carlson Crosstown Connection

Richmond City Council Approves Carlson Crosstown Connection

Tuesday December 20, Richmond City Council showed its commitment to improving the safety and health of residents by voting to start construction on the Carlson Crosstown Connection project. The new Carlson Blvd will make it easier for people to cross and bike along the street by narrowing the street and slowing speeding traffic - which currently... MORE 22 Dec
Climate Rider Profile: Rachel Jacobson’s first big ride!

Climate Rider Profile: Rachel Jacobson’s first big ride!

Bike East Bay’s Membership Manager, Rachel Jacobson, is co-captaining Bike East Bay’s Climate Ride team for the 2017 Central California Coast ride. This is her first fundraising ride, but her enthusiasm is infectious. As a co-captain of Bike East Bay’s Climate Ride team, I’m excited to train and fundraise together with our team for the ride... MORE 12 Dec
Latest News on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

Latest News on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path

Bike East Bay has been working for access on this bridge since 1977 - just four years after we were founded.  On February 11 2016, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) Oversight Committee unanimously approved a four year trial of a 10 foot bicycle pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Construction is expected to begin in January... MORE 9 Dec
Learning Together

Learning Together

How is Bike East Bay increasing the diversity of leaders in the bike community? We took a big step by hosting the League of American Bicyclists’ first instructor training for women and people of color at our offices this October.   “Knowing you’re expecting a diverse crowd is awesome,” said Binky Brown, an Oakland resident and queer woman of... MORE 9 Dec
Oakland Removes Bike Registration Requirement

Oakland Removes Bike Registration Requirement

How removing registration requirements helps to curb bike theft. Did you know that until November 29, 2016, everyone living in Oakland was required to pay $8 to the city to register every bicycle they owned? If you said “yes” then you can count yourself in the minority, as the city only processed around 100 registrations each year. Most... MORE 5 Dec
14th Street Gets $10.5 Million for Protected Bike Lanes

14th Street Gets $10.5 Million for Protected Bike Lanes

In response to a chorus of complaints about having to constantly dodge cars, Oakland applied for and has received a generous $10.5 million state grant to add protected bike lanes to 14th Street, from Oak Street to 980, right through downtown. The project will complete a treacherous gap in Oakland’s bikeway network, connecting both West Oakland... MORE 2 Dec
Election Recap: East Bay Voters Invest in Better Transportation

Election Recap: East Bay Voters Invest in Better Transportation

Local voters passed three important measures endorsed by Bike East Bay this election: Measure RR to fix BART, Measure KK to rebuild Oakland’s streets and Measure C1 to maintain critical AC Transit bus services. We’re also pleased to share that four local cities approved increased funding for streets, including Measure P1 to rebuild sidewalks... MORE 9 Nov
Pleasanton to Fix Treacherous Gap in Iron Horse Trail

Pleasanton to Fix Treacherous Gap in Iron Horse Trail

On Tuesday, September 13, Pleasanton’s City Council voted unanimously to add green painted bike crossings at the the intersection of Stanley Boulevard, Valley Avenue, and Bernal Avenue, where a fatal bicycle crash occurred in June. This near term fix will be followed by a plan to install a protected intersection at this crucial gap in the Iron... MORE 14 Sep
Sponsor Announced for Bay Area Bike Share

Sponsor Announced for Bay Area Bike Share

“Bay Area Bike Share operator Motivate — which manages the program under a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) — today announced a seven-year partnership agreement with Ford Motor Company that will allow Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Motivate to complete its plan for a tenfold expansion of the region’s bike share network to... MORE 9 Sep
San Pablo Kicks Off Bike Master Plan

San Pablo Kicks Off Bike Master Plan

San Pablo is not your typical city - with just under 30,000 residents, it is entirely surrounded by Richmond. The bikeway network currently spans most of the major arterials (Rumrill, 23rd, and San Pablo for example), but mainly consists of Class II bike lanes.  Rich City Rides’ Najari Smith on Rumrill Blvd.  In 2015, San Pablo applied for... MORE 19 Aug
Oakland's Bonus Bike Lanes

Oakland's Bonus Bike Lanes

  As advocates, we probably don’t complement staff often enough on the work they do to improve streets for bicycling. Yes, like a copy machine, sometimes the Oakland Public Works bikeway construction machine (now Department of Transportation) is never fast enough for our satisfaction. But Oakland has included many new bikeways as part of... MORE 29 Jul

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