Oakland Biking
Bike to Work Poster w/Oak. Tribune tower in background
# of bike lane miles

18.4 bike lane miles (plus many more miles in paths/routes; approximately 90.2 miles in total facilities managed by the City, Port of Oakland, and East Bay Regional Parks District)

# of off road trail miles 24.1 not including all of those managed by the East Bay Regional Parks District, whose jurisdiction straddles neighboring cities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
# Bike Racks About 850, approx. 1,800 bike capacity installed by the City on City property. Multiple others installed by and on Port of Oakland and East Bay Regional Parks District property and on private property; conditions of approval for many projects in Oakland require bike racks.
Bike Coordinator?

Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Manager
Kathryn Hughes
510-238-6493 | khughes@oaklandnet.com
Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities Coordinator
Jennifer Stanley
510-238-3983 | jstanley@oaklandnet.com
Part-time Traffic Engineer
Administrative Intern

Bike Maps? Oakland Walk/Bike Map. Also, East Bay Bicycle Coalition publishes Bicycle Transportation Map “West of the Hills” (http://www.ebbc.org/maps.html) for Alameda and Contra Costa County area. Will be updated w/in next 3 years.
Hazard Report Form? Hazards can be reported by phoning the Public Works Call Center at 510-615-5566. Local coalition also has an online reporting form at www.ebbc.org/hazard.htm for county. For issues on Caltrans property (State highways/routes), contact California Communications Center at 510-286-6369.
# of bike rack equipped buses Nearly all local and transbay AC Transit buses are equipped with bike racks, except for small vans used on a limited number of bus lines, http://www.actransit.org/riderinfo/bikes.wu
Bikes on Trains?

Yes; BART (regional light rail) trains allow bikes with certain exceptions during commute hours, in commute direction; http://bart.gov/guide/bikes/bikeOverview.asp. Also, bikes free and unboxed (racks near doors) on Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor and Pacific Surfliner trains that stop at Oakland’s two stations: Jack London Square and Coliseum.

# Bike shops Bay Area Bikes
1050 West Grand Avenue
763-2453, T-Su 11-7

The Bent Spoke
6124 Telegraph Avenue
652-3089, T-F 11-6; Sa-Su 11-5

Cycle Sports
3530 Grand Avenue
444-7900, M-F 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 11-5

Fruitvale Bikestation at the Fruitvale BART
left of the Caesar Chavez Plaza entrance
within a hundred feet of the northeast BART exit
536-2200, M-F 6a-8p

Hank & Frank Bikes
6030 College Avenue
654-BIKE, M-Sa 10-6; Su 10-4

Montano Velo
4266 Piedmont Avenue
654-VELO, T-F 10-7; Sa 10-5; Su 12-5

Pioneer Bike Shop
11 Rio Vista Avenue
658-8981, T-Sa 10-6

Urban Cyclery
7126 International Blvd
430-1242, M-Su 10-9

Wheels of Justice
2024 Mountain Blvd
339-6091, M-Sa 10-6; Su 10-5
% of trips by bike? 1.1% commute; 1.5% all (Bay Area region wide)
Bike to Work Day?
Yes (as a matter of fact, in 1993 Oakland initiated the first metropolitan area Bike to Work Day in what has now become a statewide event).
# Colleges 18 (http://oaklandca.areaconnect.com/city-colleges.htm)
# of Rain/snow days --
# of days below 45 degrees --
Local Bike Activist Organizations? East Bay Bicycle Coalition
Bike bridges? 16th Street overpass designed with bike/ped access
Bike undercrossings? none
Bike Boulevards? none
Population 397,976 (Census Bureau)
  • 16 electronic bicycle lockers adjacent to Oakland’s two downtown BART (region-wide light rail) stations, by March 2006
  • Currently planned bike lanes on Market Street, Bancroft Ave., MacArthur Blvd., Lakeshore Ave. (many more bike facilities are planned and listed in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan)
  • Major roadway redesign on Tunnel Road, popular regional hills cycling route, to improve cyclist safety
  • Bike lanes and path encircling Lake Merritt, the country’s oldest bird sanctuary
  • Completion of the Oakland section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (bike/ped)
  • MacArthur BART bike access
Recycled Bike Program?

Non-profit Cycles of Change (accepts mountain bikes only)

Your Name and Title or Organization?

Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Manager
Kathryn Hughes
510-238-6493 | khughes@oaklandnet.com

Other Home to Fruitvale Bike Station, with capacity for over 230 bikes, largest bike parking facility on the west coast, inaugurated in November 2004—jointly sponsored by BART and the City of Oakland

Birthplace of first statewide conference on walking and biking, the Walk Bike Conference

Host to first US city sanctioned Car Free Day

Bike to Work riders at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland (Photo: Peter Beeler)
Cycle of Change kids go on outing at Fruitvale Bart Station

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