Oakland moves forward on Telegraph Ave. Complete Streets and Grand Ave. bikeways projects.
The East Bay Regional Park District covers 65 parks, 119,000 acres, and more than 1,200 miles of trails. The warmer months are the busiest for our local trails, with hikers, runners, equestrians, and mountain bikers all vying for many of the same paths.
The mild spring weather (and spring-like winter weather, actually) makes walking and biking downtown even more attractive. Enjoy the fresh air, save a little gas, and fit in a few extra minutes of exercise before and after work, to run errands, or when meeting friends. But before you hit the city streets, be sure you know the rules of the road. If you decide to bike, also make sure you have a few skills mastered before you share the streets with cars. Here are just a few techniques and tips to keep yourself and others safe in the city.
The cycling community's holiday season was bittersweet this year as it mourned the loss of Herman Shum, 40, who died on December 27 in the midst of a serious bicycle crash during a fast-paced group ride near Livermore and San Ramon.
As you may know, Vehicle Code Section 21760, aka the Three Feet for Safety Act, took effect last month. The new law requires motorists to give at least three feet when passing cyclists. Sounds simple enough.