New lanes for bicycles and buses are coming to Bancroft Way, the southern border of the UC Berkeley campus, cycling advocates have announced.
Berkeley cyclists are slated to take to the streets Thursday for "Bike to Work Day" with "energizer stations," a ride with the mayor, a happy hour after work, and more.
Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved, in concept, a 20-year vision to improve the city's bicycling infrastructure.
Berkeley’s draft bicycle plan, released Aug. 29, is a good improvement over its current plan, and is better than most bicycle plans currently under development in other East Bay cities such as Concord, Pleasanton and Moraga. But Bike East Bay members and thousands of people who bicycle in Berkeley every day have higher expectations for the number 2 city in the US for bike commuting.
Another vegan restaurant has left Berkeley as Herbivore closes both of its Bay Area locations; details on this story and more East Bay food news in today's Bites.
Students at Martin Luther King, Jr Middle School in North Berkeley will soon be able to walk and bike to school much more safely, thanks to a new protected intersection coming to the neighborhood. Over 22,000 cars pass through the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street everyday
The city of Berkeley unveiled a new bike lane Thursday near the intersection where a woman on her bike was dragged and nearly killed during a crash in February. Last week, the motorist in that collision was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and causing great bodily injury. According to the police report, acquired by Berkeleyside through a Public Records Act request, Haynes had bought medical marijuana from a cannabis dispensary shortly before the crash. Chilling details from that report are here.
The proposed locations of 10 Berkeley bike-sharing stations are included in the first phase of Bay Area Bike Share‘s expansion to the East Bay, announced Monday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Motivate, the company that operates most of the major bike share systems in the US.
We are long time (20+ years) residents and business owners in Berkeley and are currently raising and educating our children here. Almost every day, my wife or I lead our two kids on bikes from our house near the Marin Circle to their elementary school, Berkeley Arts Magnet at Virginia and Milvia. We ride on streets and sidewalks (because it’s not safe enough for the kids to ride on most streets), we cross dangerous intersections, we encounter pedestrians annoyed with us and drivers distracted by their phones, coffee, or the morning rush. Every inch of our trip could be a lot safer and easier.
Cycling advocates are pleading with the city to extend a southbound bike lane on Fulton Street, near the Cal campus, following the crash last week that nearly killed a Berkeley mother and doctor.
A Berkeley man has been reunited with his stolen bike thanks to an alert resident who recognized it in the neighborhood — after seeing a post on social network Nextdoor — but the owner is still hoping to find a second identical bicycle that was also stolen from his home over the weekend.
By Francesca Paris