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Bicycle Master Plan
"Oakland will be a City where bicycling is fully integrated into daily life, providing transportation and recreation that are both safe and convenient."
City of Oakland, Bicycle Master Plan (2007)
Oakland's Bicycle Master Plan is the citywide, long-range policy that promotes bicycling as a viable means of transportation and recreation in Oakland. Adopted by the Oakland City Council in 2007, the Plan was funded in part by a grant made possible by the Alameda County Measure B half-cent transportation sales tax, administered by the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA), now part of the Alameda County Transportation Commission.
The Plan reflects a detailed analysis of the Proposed Bikeway Network. This analysis led to proposals for maximizing bicyclist safety and access while minimizing adverse effects on other roadway users.
What's Included in the Bicycle Master Plan?
- Existing conditions analysis
- Policies & action items
- Description of the Proposed Bikeway Network
- Design guidelines for bikeways & bicycle parking
- Implementation plan & priorities (note: the implementation plan on pgs 101-103 of the Plan is updated periodically based on the prioritization methodology on pg 104; see current priority projects list, last updated October 2014)
Print copies of the Plan are available from the Planning & Zoning Division, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3341. Or call (510) 238-3911 to order a copy.
The Plan is also available in .pdf format.
The Plan must be updated or reaffirmed every five years for the City to remain eligible for funding from the State Bicycle Transportation Account. The next update process is expected to begin in 2011.
Download Oakland Bicycle Master Plan
For more information, you may download these documents in .pdf format.
- Chapters 1-6 (includes Table of Contents) (4.3mb)
- Appendices and References
- Maps - Seven, 11" x 17" maps (5.7mb) including Existing and Proposed Bikeway Network, Bicycle Mode Share by Census Tract, etc.
- Large scale (37.65" x 24.6") Proposed Bikeway Network Map based on the Walk Oakland! Map and Guide basemap (2.5mb, password protected)
- Appendix H: Supplementary Documentation (not in print version)
- Citywide Feasibility Analysis: Explanation of Fields
- Citywide Feasibility Analysis: Existing Conditions and Bikeway Proposals
- Street Grade Analysis
- Project Prioritization (last updated March 2012 to reflect project implementation to date; for original prioritization list, see Chapter 6, pgs 102-104)
Documents from Environmental Review Process
- Notice of Preparation (September 2005) (799kb)
- Initial Study (September 2005) (887kb)
- Figure 1: Existing Bikeways (807kb)
- Figure 2: Preliminary Proposed Bikeways (880kb)
- Figure 3: Preliminary Proposed Bikeway Network (Existing and Proposed) (1.0mb)
- Notice of Availability of Draft EIR (March 2007) (129kb)
- Draft Environmental Impact Report (March 2007) (8.0mb)
- Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Report (October 2007) (460kb)
- Final Environmental Impact Report (October 2007) (5.7mb)
About the Community Involvement Process
In creating the Bicycle Master Plan, the City benefited from continuous involvement by a Citizens Advisory Committee and proactive outreach to neighborhood groups, merchants associations, and community-based organizations.
The Citizens Advisory Committee was composed of representatives from each council district, representatives of community-based organizations, and other interested individuals. The 20-member committee met monthly from April 2005 through November 2007. Throughout the process, the project manager gave presentations to neighborhood groups and merchants' associations. More than 50 presentations were made, reaching more than 850 people throughout the city.
Three large format, open-invitation public meetings on the project were held: two in June 2005 at the beginning of the process, and a third in April 2007 to coincide with the release of the Draft Plan.