Oakland’s bike paths
on April 16, 2009
I was curious what the City of Oakland is doing to create more bike paths and found this information on the City of Oakland Public Works Agency Web site. They have a bunch of information about signs, trails and paths. They say that from 1999 to 2007 they installed more than 87 miles of bike lanes and in December 2007 approved the “Oakland Bicycle Master Plan” that will build 131 miles more.
I also found their definitions of bike lanes, routes and paths somewhat helpful. Apparently, a “path” is an off-street road just for bikes (or pedestrians), a “lane” is on the street but has its own separate lane just for bikes, and a “route” may have signs with a bicycle on them but does not have the segregation lines a “lane” has. Hmmmm.
Here are some maps of the city’s existing bikeways and proposed bikeways from the “2007 master plan.”
And, yes, a photo of me on a bike “route”
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