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San Leandro Big on Bike Lanes at Bay Fair BART

San Leandro Big on Bike Lanes at Bay Fair BART

An unusual thing happened at San Leandro City Council May 23 at their first work session on the draft Bay Fair BART Specific Plan. Council members were not only in support of protected bike lanes on three busy streets around the Bay Fair BART Station: Hesperian Blvd, E.14th Street and Fairmont Drive, they wanted the bike lanes wider, more... MORE 24 May

East Bay Receives Better Bike Share Partnership Grant

We’ve got some more good news to announce amidst all of the Bike Month excitement: the Better Bike Share Partnership has chosen TransForm and Bike East Bay as recipients of the Better Bikeshare Grant.   This is the second round of grant funding that PeopleForBikes will administer as part of the Partnership, and the East Bay project is one of... MORE 17 May
Berkeley Sets Two Standards

Berkeley Sets Two Standards

It is only two blocks, but it sets a standard - actually, two standards. Berkeley met a self-imposed deadline* to implement a two block protected bike lane on Fulton Street, between Bancroft Way and Channing Way, by Bike to Work Day May 12, 2016. From the moment it opened, the protected bike lane worked perfectly and hundreds of residents... MORE 13 May
MTC Issues Call for Bike Share Capital Projects

MTC Issues Call for Bike Share Capital Projects

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is soliciting proposals from cities outside of the planned Bike Share program area to fund capital purchase and initial implementation costs.  Read the Call For Projects document.  About the Bike Share Capital Program $2M is available in the first cycle in grant amounts ranging from $500K to $1.... MORE 9 May
Oakland Embarcadero Bridge Bike Detour Starts May 13

Oakland Embarcadero Bridge Bike Detour Starts May 13

Starting in May 2016, Oakland’s Embarcadero Bridge will be closed between 5th Ave and Oak Street, restricting travel along this popular bike corridor. The closure will remain for two years while the city removes the existing bridge and constructs a replacement, including continuous bike lanes on both sides and a multi-use path. Once the new... MORE 26 Apr
East Bay Bikeshare Station Maps Unveiled

East Bay Bikeshare Station Maps Unveiled

Earlier this year Motivate, the operator of Bay Area Bikeshare, began a round of community meetings to gather feedback on station locations for the program’s expansion to the East Bay.  Now, Motivate has unveiled the close-to-final station maps for Phase I of the expansion, which aims to have bikes on the ground before the end of the year.... MORE 25 Apr
Measure BB Awards $217 Million

Measure BB Awards $217 Million

Thanks to funding made possible from voter approval of Measure BB in 2014, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) has now released its first major round of funding to capital projects throughout the County. A total of $217 million was awarded to 28 projects over the next five years, including multi-modal complete streets, new... MORE 31 Mar
Bike Ridership to BART Rises

Bike Ridership to BART Rises

On February 25, BART released the preliminary results of their Spring 2015 station profile survey. Here’s a quick look at the numbers, which are shedding a favorable light on bikes.   Overall, BART ridership is up since 2008: BART estimates a 19% increase of the average weekday ridership or over 69,300 trips a day. The bicycle modeshare to... MORE 3 Mar
Complete Streets on San Pablo from Rodeo to Crockett

Complete Streets on San Pablo from Rodeo to Crockett

A new section of the Bay Trail is being considered to provide a better connection between Rodeo and Crockett. Your input is needed to decide which is better: one 10’, two-way path with a 3’ foot physical buffer, or two unprotected 6’ bike lanes on either side of the road?  Weigh in via this survey to provide feedback on your preferences for... MORE 16 Feb
Can Bike Lanes Increase On-Street Parking?

Can Bike Lanes Increase On-Street Parking?

An interesting development is occurring in bike advocacy when it comes to on-street car parking. Typically, advocates ask for removal of parking to make room for bike lanes, but advocates recent pushes for modern bike lane designs has created opportunities to add on-street parking to a street. How can that be? Let’s take a closer look at four... MORE 29 Jan
Protected Intersections Are Coming

Protected Intersections Are Coming

The ‘Dutch Junction’ comes to America, and now to Berkeley and San Francisco. The US is coming to know it as a ‘Protected Intersection,’ but it’s the same thing, an intersection that extends protected bike lanes into the intersection and creates a much better experience for less confident and new bicyclists. A right-turning queue space is... MORE 13 Dec
Lafayette Commission Approves Car-Centric Roundabout

Lafayette Commission Approves Car-Centric Roundabout

Lafayette Circulation Commission approved the car-centric, pedestrian and bike UN-friendly design of a new roundabout at Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd. The Commission supported staff’s recommendation of extra car approach lanes, which function as right-turn yield lanes, but also squeeze out modern, comfortable accommodations for residents... MORE 12 Dec

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