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How to Report a Hazard or Other Issue
- Roadway hazards, such as glass, potholes, drainage grates, or other obstructions
- Missing route signs or bicycle lane striping/markings
- Abandoned bikes that need removal from bike racks or sign/meter poles
- Traffic signal problems
Please report damaged or missing bicycle parking racks to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Coordinator at (510) 238-3983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report speeding, or to request a traffic calming or other roadway improvement, please contact the Transportation Services Division at (510) 238-3466.
Register Your Bicycle
Getting a Bicycle License
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Just take your bicycle to any Oakland fire station, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, any day of the week. To find a conveniently located fire station, please check the phone book or call (510) 238-3856, TTY 238-3254. Tip: phone the station before taking in your bike.
Other ways to improve the chance your bike is recovered and returned:
- Write down and keep your bicycle's serial number. The serial number is the single most important piece of information to provide to law enforcement. It can help identify your bicycle even if it is transported to another city.
- Etch your driver's license number (if you have one) into your frame. This can also help police link your bicycle back to you.
Reporting Stolen Bicycles
If your bike is stolen, please call the Oakland Police Department's non-emergency number, (510) 777-3333, TTY 238-3254 and report your bike's serial number, description (make, model, color, other defining characteristics), and describe the place and time the bicycle was stolen.
If your bicycle was stolen and recovered by the Oakland Police Department, and if you file a report that includes your serial number, your bicycle will very likely be returned to you.
Other Relevant City Programs
- Street Cleaning
- Street and Sidewalk Maintenance
- Pavement Management Program (including five-year paving plan adopted by City Council in 2007)
- Safe Routes to School Toolkit
- Bike Tours of Historic Oakland (aka Oakland Bike Trippers) sponsored by the Oakland Museum of California
- Oakland Parks and Recreation; enjoy Oakland's many walking and bicycling facilities in our parks (some of which are managed by the East Bay Regional Park District).