Oakland Bicycle Plan

Date Posted: September 9th, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
Last Updated: November 20th, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Oakland’s Bicycle Plan is part of the Land Use and Transportation Element of the City’s General Plan. The first bicycle plan was adopted in 1999, revised in December 2007 (see below), and then reaffirmed in 2012. A current, approved bicycle plan is required to be eligible for certain State funding opportunities and by the Alameda County Transportation Commission for local jurisdictions receiving Measure B/BB funds.

For information on the update underway, see www.letsbikeoakland.com.

Bicycle Plan (2007)

"Oakland will be a City where bicycling is fully integrated into daily life, providing transportation and recreation that are both safe and convenient." City of Oakland, Bicycle Master Plan (2007)

Oakland's Bicycle Master Plan is the citywide, long-range policy that promotes bicycling as a viable means of transportation and recreation in Oakland. Adopted by the Oakland City Council in 2007, the Plan was funded in part by a grant made possible by the Alameda County Measure B half-cent transportation sales tax, administered by the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority (ACTIA), now part of the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

The Plan reflects a detailed analysis of the Proposed Bikeway Network. This analysis led to proposals for maximizing bicyclist safety and access while minimizing adverse effects on other roadway users.

What's Included in the Bicycle Master Plan?

  • Existing conditions analysis
  • Policies & action items
  • Description of the Proposed Bikeway Network
  • Design guidelines for bikeways & bicycle parking
  • Implementation plan & priorities (note: the implementation plan on pgs 101-103 of the Plan is updated periodically based on the prioritization methodology on pg 104; see current priority projects list, last updated October 2014)

For more information, download these .pdf documents:

Selected Excerpts

Documents from the Environmental Review Process

About the Community Involvement Process

In creating the Bicycle Master Plan, the City benefited from continuous involvement by a Citizens Advisory Committee and proactive outreach to neighborhood groups, merchants associations, and community-based organizations.

The Citizens Advisory Committee was composed of representatives from each council district, representatives of community-based organizations, and other interested individuals. The 20-member committee met monthly from April 2005 through November 2007. Throughout the process, the project manager gave presentations to neighborhood groups and merchants' associations. More than 50 presentations were made, reaching more than 850 people throughout the city.

Three large format, open-invitation public meetings on the project were held: two in June 2005 at the beginning of the process, and a third in April 2007 to coincide with the release of the Draft Plan.