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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
Another Mile of Smooth Lanes on Telegraph Avenue

Another Mile of Smooth Lanes on Telegraph Avenue

Telegraph Avenue in the middle of repaving, mid-June. A new, smooth ride is coming to a mile-long stretch of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland’s Temescal district this month. The more than 10 blocks of smooth new bike lanes are a huge step forward in making a connected, protected Telegraph Avenue a reality. But the fun doesn’t stop there: additional... MORE 7 Jul
Celebrate New Bike Lanes: Twenty Years Ahead of Schedule

Celebrate New Bike Lanes: Twenty Years Ahead of Schedule

Two new protected bike lanes are on the ground, helping to close the gap in the Berkeley biking network, and Bike East Bay members made it happen. New protected bike lanes close the gap on Hearst Avenue between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street thanks to a decade of advocacy work and pop-up bikeways staged by Bike East Bay members and... MORE 7 Jul
Add Your Voice: Reinvest in Community Services

Add Your Voice: Reinvest in Community Services

Some East Bay cities are starting to seriously consider how to move funding from police budgets into community services. Conversations continue this month at council meetings in Berkeley and Oakland, and task forces are being formed in Richmond and Alameda. Bike East Bay joins the far broader call to cut police budgets and reinvest in services... MORE 7 Jul

Upcoming Meetings Review Police Budgets

Last week Bike East Bay issued a statement in support of cutting police budgets and redirecting funds to community services. As elected officials grapple with declining revenues and a June 30 deadline to approve city budgets, many city councils, as well as the BART Board, have discussed defund the police asks from black-led organizations in... MORE 23 Jun
Closing the Gap, Adding Improvements, on Tunnel Road

Closing the Gap, Adding Improvements, on Tunnel Road

Update: July 2, 2021 The new bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements are open at the intersection of Tunnel Road and SR 13 in North Oakland, but we are concerned that the implementation is dangerous. So, please be cautious riding up there as we discuss with Caltrans and OakDOT how to resolve this. In particular, the signalized bike... MORE 23 Jun

Cut Police Budgets, Invest in Community and Transportation

Following the recent protests in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many more Black people who have been killed by police, organizers in the East Bay and across the nation are calling to defund the police and invest in community services. As bicycle advocates, Bike East Bay joins the broader call for systemic change to end... MORE 16 Jun
Calling For an End to the Curfew

Calling For an End to the Curfew

Bike East Bay joins dozens of local organizations in calling for an end to the 8pm curfew that took effect earlier this week in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Even before the current period of mass protests, Black people who bike, walk, and take transit are disproportionately at risk of being racially profiled and harassed by police in the... MORE 3 Jun
Slow Streets Expanding, Evolving

Slow Streets Expanding, Evolving

Berkeley is ready to roll out slow streets, Alameda is doubling its slow street segments, and Oakland takes the idea of safer spaces in a new direction. Bike East Bay continues to collaborate with local partners to expand, adjust, and support responsive and successful slow and open streets programs in the East Bay. In Berkeley, we anticipate... MORE 26 May
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

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