Bicycle Planning & Evaluation

Learn how Oakland is planning to be a more bikeable city.

Posted: October 16th, 2023 1:25 PM

Last Updated: November 22nd, 2023 3:44 PM



Annual Pedestrian and Bicyclist Count Program

In September 2011, the Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Program launched an annual program to count the number pedestrians and bicyclists at judiciously chosen locations. The purpose is to create consistent data long term on citywide bicycle usage and provide other useful data on pedestrian volumes. Counts are collected at 36 intersections. For details see intersection map, list, and counts methodology.

Web Map of Oakland Bicyclist Counts (also see ZIP folder with map shapefile for counts locations and linked PDF files)

Raw Data, 2011-2022: ZIP archive

Summary by Year: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 Maps: (1) Intersection Volumes | (2) Intersection Directional Volumes | Mode share by intersection (ZIP folder)

Zone Analysis for Bicycle Planning

Bike Zones Analysis

Oakland is diverse in many ways, including by race, income, topography, land use, and bicycle use. To better understand how to meet the needs of cyclists in different parts of the City, OakDOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program analyzed the city as a collection of eight zones, defined largely by topography and neighborhood identity. The analysis examines various topics, including bicycle use, socioeconomics, geography, and infrastructure, that tend to be obscured by citywide averages. The Zone Analysis for Bikeway Planning, June 2018 helps visualize the differences across Oakland with the goal of tailoring proposals and investment to the needs of different areas.

Bicycle Friendly Community

A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. Making bicycling safe and convenient are keys to improving public health, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and improving quality of life. Read more about Oakland's accomplishments.