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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
3 Potential Options for Niles Canyon Path

3 Potential Options for Niles Canyon Path

Click here for the full Niles Canyon Trail feasibility study (Dec 2015). The East Bay Regional Parks District didn’t believe there was a good option for punching a multi use pathway through Niles Canyon, 6 miles from Niles to Sunol, but asked a consulting team to take a closer look at it. Turns out there are 3 options. A full house of... MORE 28 Jan
Calls Needed for Southside Bikeways on Bancroft Way and Durant

Calls Needed for Southside Bikeways on Bancroft Way and Durant

Berkeley’s Climate Action Transportation Working Group and Bike East Bay have revived efforts to make the heavily used southside area of Berkeley a better place for pedestrians and bicyclists. Now you can help. Berkeley Transportation Commission approved a recommendation to City Council Feb 19 to add this project to the workplan of city... MORE 11 Jan
BART + Bike East Bay Theft Prevention Program

BART + Bike East Bay Theft Prevention Program

This exciting partnership between BART and Bike East Bay is focused on reducing the incidence of bike theft around the Bay Area. ***This program is currently on hiaitus, but check out BikeEastBay.org/theft for lots of great info on preventing bike theft and recovering stolen bikes in the East Bay.*** Bike theft is a huge problem, but with... MORE 4 Jan
Does Riding a Bus Encourage People to Bike?

Does Riding a Bus Encourage People to Bike?

Imagine for a moment that you drive a car for many of your trips, you live in Berkeley, and you are given a free 6-month pass to ride AC Transit buses. If we told you that, of the 651 Berkeley residents presented with this option over the last two years, 90% started riding the bus more, you probably wouldn’t be surprised. But if we told you that... MORE 10 Dec
Bike Walnut Creek Responds to Short-Sighted West Downtown Plan

Bike Walnut Creek Responds to Short-Sighted West Downtown Plan

Despite strong public support for protected bikeways expressed at community workshops this past Spring, Walnut Creek staff are backtracking and proposing a combination of sharrows and bike lanes on important bike routes such as California Blvd in the West Downtown Specific Plan. Voice your concerns for lack of continuous bikeways at the... MORE 7 Dec
Measure BB Passes!

Measure BB Passes!

We did it–Alameda County voters said Yes on BB. With over 70% support, our fellow commuters are ready to invest in a much better transportation system.  Starting April 1, 2015, Measure BB’s substantial increase in funds for walking & bicycling will provide the resouces needed for cities to redesign your streets and create new attractive... MORE 5 Nov
California's "Three Feet for Safety Act"

California's "Three Feet for Safety Act"

Following the lead of many other states, California passed a law in 2014 (California Vehicle Code section 21760) which requires that drivers maintain a minimum 3-foot buffer when passing a bicyclist. However, there is some confusion about what this law does and does not cover, so our partners at the California Bicycle Coalition have provided... MORE 31 Oct
Parents, Neighbors Voice Concerns for Safer Streets in Castro Valley

Parents, Neighbors Voice Concerns for Safer Streets in Castro Valley

Parents, kids and many residents attended Supervisor Nate Miley’s October 29 Town Hall Meeting on bike and ped safety and raised their voices for more progress making streets in and around Castro Valley schools safe for walking and bicycling. Supervisor Miley’s entire staff was listening intently and taking notes, as residents told horror... MORE 30 Oct
Two Richmond Projects in the work

Two Richmond Projects in the work

Nevin Ave is designated as a Bike Boulevard in Master Plan, and soon enough this designation will be reflected on the street. A $7.7 million construction project is scheduled to break ground this spring, connecting Civic Center Plaza with Richmond BART.  The project features the very wide 6’ sharrow markings, and large chevrons that say Bike... MORE 21 Oct
Protected Bike Lanes for San Pablo

Protected Bike Lanes for San Pablo

Despite concerns from many residents about higher building heights and zoning changes, the El Cerrito City Council unanimously approved the San Pablo Ave Specific Plan, which includes buffered and protected bikeways. Twenty three speakers at City Council on Sept 22 approved of the new people-friendly designs for the street, with only 6... MORE 14 Sep

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