Oakland: Update on Bike Infrastructure Projects

Current status of Oakland's bike network. Source: City of Oakland
An exciting aspect of watching Oakland become a more urban city is also seeing more public infrastructure projects that focus on active transportation.The city recently released its bicycle newsletter that lists some exciting upcoming projects. Check out some of the highlights below:

East Bay Greenway. Image: Google Maps
First phase of the East Bay Greenway opens, planning underway for future phases: The East Bay Greenway is bringing a 16-mile bike and pedestrian trail to East Oakland. The route will largely follow the BART tracks through the area and will eventually go from Lake Merritt BART in downtown Oakland all the way to Hayward. The first phase of the greenway just opened last year and stretches from 75th to 85th Avenue. Funding has already been secured for the next phases which will include segments from 85th Avenue to San Leandro as well as a segment from 54th to 75th Avenue (shown in yellow above).

20th Street. Image: Google Maps
New protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks coming to 20th Street: The city has received a grant from the state of California that will go toward implementing a series of pedestrian and bike improvements along 20th Street between Broadway and Lake Merritt. Planning and engineering work is underway for this project with construction work scheduled to begin in 2018.


Telegraph Ave. Image: Google Maps
Bike lanes, ped improvements coming to Telegraph: In addition to the currently under construction, parking protected bike lanes between 20th and 29th, Telegraph will get a major makeover with improved pedestrian crossing, transit boarding islands and buffered bike lanes between 29th and 40th. Part of the same grant as the project above, construction is expected to begin in 2018.

You can read the full newsletter that includes the awesome bike map at the top of the post here.
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