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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 March 31, 2018. Check the county public works pages listed below for the latest closure information] The record-setting rainy season in 2017 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, and let... 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
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 many calls from residents concerned about constantly having to 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 daunting gap in Oakland’s bikeway network, connecting both West... MORE 2 Dec

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