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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
Protected Bikeway Network Developing in Berkeley

Protected Bikeway Network Developing in Berkeley

By the end of 2017, Berkeley could start to have a mini-network of much-needed comfortable, lower-stress bikeways in its busy downtown and southside areas. The network might even look like the map shown here, with green showing protected facilities and purple comfortable neighborhood bikeways. And its a good thing, as central Berkeley has some... MORE 27 Jul
Choose Richmond's Next Bikeway

Choose Richmond's Next Bikeway

The Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee has put out a short survey. Called the 2016 Richmond Bicyclist Survey, it has two simple goals: to identify which routes bicyclists currently bike on and which ones bicyclists would like to bike on.  Fill out the short survey here. With a number of significant funding opportunities around... MORE 19 Jul
Clever Design Brings Protected Intersection to Berkeley

Clever Design Brings Protected Intersection to Berkeley

UPDATE December 17, 2016: The East Bay’s first protected intersection is now ready to ride. We’re working on more protected intersections for busy streets in Pleasanton, Oakland, Fremont and more. Join today as a member build an innovative bike network across the East Bay. BikeEastBay.org/Join. Students at Martin Luther King, Jr Middle... MORE 9 Jul
Moraga Road Bike Lanes Approved

Moraga Road Bike Lanes Approved

In one of the more controversial projects in recent years, Moraga Town Council has approved continuous bike lanes as part of the Livable Moraga Road Project. The bike lanes will extend from Campolindo High School to St Mary’s Road, and include both buffered and protected bike lanes. A slight majority of residents in support at its June 22... MORE 24 Jun
Donate to the Scraper Bike Team

Donate to the Scraper Bike Team

As their mission statement puts it, the Scraper Bike Team “captures creativity of at-risk youth living within dangerous communities in East and West Oakland by giving kids a positive, bike-themed outlet that is fun, educational and promotes healthy living.” The Scraper Bike Team is a peer supported, close knit group of youth who cooperatively... MORE 5 Jun
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

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