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Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program is making Oakland even friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians!
- Plans and implements bicycle projects throughout Oakland
- Secures funding for bicycle projects
- Provides technical assistance on the planning and construction of bicycle and pedestrian projects implemented by other City departments
News & Projects
- The City of Oakland is soliciting applications from Oakland residents who would like to serve on the City’s Bicyclist & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC), convened by City Council on February 4, 2014. Download information and application form.
- Learn about free bicycle education and skills classes in Oakland in 2014, coordinated by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, and funded by a grant to the City from the Transportation Development Act, Article 3, bike/ped funding program.
- Read the Winter 2014 edition of the "I [bike] Oakland" newsletter, an update on progress from July-December 2013 implementing Oakland's Bicycle Master Plan.
- Learn about the experimental bikeway design installed mid-September on 40th Street: green color in the travel lane to help bicyclists and motorists share the road. See web page; download overview flyer.
- Learn about the Latham Square Plaza Project, at the intersection of Telegraph Ave and Broadway to enhance the pedestrian environment and increase economic development potential in downtown.
- Learn about Oakland's Go Gold! Campaign to turn our Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Community into Gold!
- What are these chevron/bike markings (pictured, right) going in all over town? Learn more about the shared use lane marking (aka "sharrow"), being used to mark bikeways citywide based on the recommendations in Oakland's Bicycle Master Plan.
- Bay Trail Closures: BART's Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) Project and seismic work in West Oakland will temporarily close sections of the Bay Trail. Download more information on the detour on Airport Drive. For additional information on the OAC project, please visit the BART website or call their Project Information Line at (510) 464-6463. For details about the closure in West Oakland, call BART's Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425.
- Learn about the Estuary Crossing Shuttle, a free transit service with space for 13 bikes and 24 passengers that goes between Alameda (Marina Village and College of Alameda) and Oakland (Lake Merritt BART/Laney College). See website for details.
Pedestrian facilities are included in—or affected by—almost every capital improvement project in the City. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program assists with the planning and implementation of various pedestrian facilities by providing technical support to other departments and agencies.
Learn about the various ways the public can participate in the implementation of Oakland’s Bicycle Master Plan, including the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee and other opportunities for input on projects and programs and Bike to Work Day.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Oakland's Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) advises the City on the design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and related issues. Members of the public are welcome to attend all or part of any BPAC meeting and to join the committee.
Bike to Work Day
Since 1994, the City of Oakland Public Works Agency, bicyclists, elected officials, and others celebrate Bike to Work Day with a pancake breakfast and other festivities in front of City Hall.
The I (Bike) Oakland newsletter, published twice a year, provides an update on the City's progress implementing the Bicycle Master Plan.
Learn about other ways the public is informed about or can participate in Bicycle Master Plan implementation.
- Educational Resources: maps, bicycling skills, bicycle commuting, bicycle parking security tips and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about bikeway project implementation
- Oakland Bicycle Facility Design Guidelines: the one-stop resource page for the most current information on how Oakland designs bicycle facilities
- Bicyclist Count Program: overview, methodology, and data for an annual program to count bicyclists citywide, launched by the City in Fall 2011
- Other City Resources: information on or links to other City programs and projects relevant to bicycle facility implementation, maintenance and safety
- Other Organizations: links to advocacy/community groups and programs that relate to the mission of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program
- Oakland Bike Shops