E-bikes could provide greater access and are already in use in many places. But some are worried about their impact on other trail users.
Velo Sport, the bike shop Peter Rich opened in Berkeley in 1962, was the promoter of the original Tour of California. Rich also served a short stint as Berkeley police officer and bred and trained endurance racehorses.
Fueled by what officials have characterized as a staffing crisis in Berkeley’s Public Works Department, the Hopkins Street bike lane project presentation has been postponed indefinitely.
A city-funded program will give out 50 e-bikes this spring. The Bay Wheels bike share network may add 260 new rental e-bikes in Berkeley by 2027 if a deal is reached with Lyft.
Three years and 285 miles later, mathematician Bryan Bischof has wandered 99% of the city’s streets, but the last 1% remains elusive.
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.
Caltrans installed a crossing signal earlier this year at the intersection where the crash happened, but hasn’t activated it.
The shop began as an ‘experiment in cooperative ownership’ and has since taught a generation of Berkeleyans how to fix their bikes.
Berkeley could fund discounts on e-bikes next year to incentivize purchases and reduce the city’s emissions.
City staff didn’t share estimates showing the project would require the removal of 60 parking spaces before a key vote last spring.
The skate party will shut down much of downtown Berkeley from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, and feature live DJs and skate lessons.
According to BPD, 145 people sustained moderate or serious injuries in 141 crashes in 2021 involving cyclists or pedestrians. Five others died.