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Gearing up for Hayward's Bicycle Plan Update

Gearing up for Hayward's Bicycle Plan Update

Hayward’s last Bike Master Plan update was in 2007. Since then, some bike lanes have been added to streets and bike accessibility has somewhat improved. Now in 2015, however, Hayward is updating the bike plan once again. As Bike East Bay, we would like to request some changes to exponentially improve biking in Hayward. We want people’s opinion... MORE 22 Jul
What Do Bike Plans 2.0 Look Like?

What Do Bike Plans 2.0 Look Like?

With many cities updating bicycle plans over the next few years, your help is needed to ensure they don’t repeat past shortcomings and limit the creation of a real bikeway network that connects you to the places you go. Next generation bike plans not only need to identify priority improvements, as past plans have, but also need to be smart about... MORE 19 Jul
Berkeley Approves Moving Forward on Dana Street Bikeway

Berkeley Approves Moving Forward on Dana Street Bikeway

On July 14, Berkeley City Council unanimously authorized staff to move forward on designing a two-way bikeway on Dana Street, between Bancroft Way and Dwight Way, closing a gap between the cross-campus bikeway at Cal and the two-way segment of Dana south of Dwight Way. Your emails of support, as well as support from staff at Cal, the Telegraph... MORE 7 Jul
Richmond Re-Allocates Measure U Funds to Balance Budget

Richmond Re-Allocates Measure U Funds to Balance Budget

In 2014, Richmond residents passed a quarter cent sales tax, Measure U. The Measure, which is expected to bring in about $8 million in revenue this year, was intended to fund “essential city services, such as public safety, public health and wellness programs, city youth programs and street paving.” The Measure was celebrated as a means to fix... MORE 19 Jun
Oakland Getting a New Department of Transportation

Oakland Getting a New Department of Transportation

Step one for a new Oakland Department of Transportation was approved by the Oakland City Council June 30, as part of Council President Lynette McElhaney’s 2-year budget. Council voted 6-1-1 to establish the Department and fund it with $1.5 million over 2 years for new staffing. Mayor Schaaf’s Transportation Policy Director Matt Nichols will... MORE 17 Jun
Our Comments on El Cerrito's Active Transportation Plan

Our Comments on El Cerrito's Active Transportation Plan

Community Open House Tuesday, June 23rd | 6:30-8pm City Council Chambers, City Hall 10890 San Pablo Avenue The City is hosting a Community Open House to provide information about the planning process and review the focus area projects. The Community Open House will include information about providing public comment on the draft Active ... MORE 16 Jun
Berkeley and Castro Valley Pop-Up Bikeways Big Hits

Berkeley and Castro Valley Pop-Up Bikeways Big Hits

“Transformative” was a word heard more than once on Milvia Street in Downtown Berkeley on Bike to Work Day, as hundreds of commuters enjoyed Bike East Bay’s latest pop-up demonstration protected bike lanes, shown right (above on mobile). Mayor Tom Bates led a bike tour from Sproul Plaza to City Hall, on a Bay Area Bike Share bike, down our pop... MORE 21 May
Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Rumrill Blvd in San Pablo gets $4.3 million for parking protected bike lanes and a $4.5 million major upgrade will extend Telegraph Ave’s bike lanes to 41st St. These two projects, along with three sidewalk projects in Castro Valley, are recommended for funding from the regional pot of Active Transportation Program funds, to be approved Oct 14... MORE 28 Apr
Bike Traffic School Bill Signed into Law

Bike Traffic School Bill Signed into Law

Bicyclists who are ticketed in California pay the same fee for a violation as car drivers. This will change with State Assembly Bill 902. Update (9/21/2015): We did it! Today Governor Brown officially signed into law AB 902, making it legal for local police departments to offer an education class alternative to a monetary fine for... MORE 2 Apr
Our Top 3 Businesses of 2015

Our Top 3 Businesses of 2015

We’re excited to announce our three Bike Friendly Business Award Winners for 2015. Since we started the awards in 2010, we’ve spoken with hundreds of great models for Bike Friendly Businesses. There are many things that have changed since then, but one thing has not; there will always be some businesses that go the extra mile to encourage more... MORE 31 Mar
Report from the National Bike Summit

Report from the National Bike Summit

Lobbying on Capitol Hill During the Bike Summit, Bike East Bay met with legislative staff from the offices of Marc DeSaulnier (District 7, Contra Costa), Mike Honda (District 11, Fremont/Newark), Barbara Lee (District 13, from Albany to San Leandro) and Eric Swalwell (District 15, Tri-Valley and South Alameda). We asked two things of all of... MORE 17 Mar
BART's Customer Service Survey Shows Growing Harmony with Bikes

BART's Customer Service Survey Shows Growing Harmony with Bikes

From the Contra Costa Times:   OAKLAND - BART riders seem to have adjusted to bicycles on trains at all times, with complaints down despite more bicycles and generally more riders since new rules were implemented in 2013, according to a new survey by BART.  In 2013, BART abandoned rules banning bicycles from BART cars during busy commute... MORE 14 Mar

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