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Bicycle Boulevards in Berkeley 

BBSignType1BIf you bike, walk, drive or blade around Berkeley, you have probably noticed the bicycle boulevard signs and pavement legends. Identifying the streets with these signs and legends is just the first phase of creating a network of bicycle boulevards. The City is now engaged in the second phase of implementation - improving the safety and convenience of the bicycle boulevards, including the crossings at busy streets.

 Map: Berkeley! Biking & Walking Map

 Street Films: Berkeley’s Bicycle Boulevards

Current Projects

The City is working on the following projects to improve bicycle boulevards:

  • Hillegass/Ashby Intersection

  • Ninth Street connection to Emeryville

 

What is a Bicycle Boulevard?

Berkeley has taken the general concept of a bicycle boulevard and tailored it  to fit its street network.  

 

The Bicycle Boulevard Network  

 

North – South

East – West

Ninth

Virginia

California/King

Channing

Milvia

Russell

Hillegass/Bowditch

 

Seven boulevards make up the  bicycle boulevard network. Each is named after the street that it entirely, or in large part, travels along. Click on a boulevard to find out the exact route and the many destinations you can reach on that boulevard.  

 

Signage System

The system includes seven sign types and one pavement legend, each serving a specific purpose. See descriptions and photos of them here.  

 

Photos of Bicycle Boulevard Treatments

The adopted Bicycle Boulevard Design Tools and Guidelines Report describes the tools that could be used on the bicycle boulevards to slow traffic and to create safer crossings at major streets. Many of these tools, such as traffic circles and specialized traffic signals, are already being used on streets throughout Berkeley.  

 

Planning & Implementation History 

Describes how the bicycle boulevards were developed, what has been done on them to date, and how the City has funded their implementation.  

 

Report Problems on Bicycle Boulevards  

Have you noticed a bicycle boulevard sign that is missing or has been tagged? Is there debris or a new pothole on a boulevard? Please let us know!

 

Published Documents

Bicycle Boulevard Design Tools and Guidelines Report  (April 2000)

 

Comments on Bicycle Boulevards 

Contact the Office of Transportation at (510) 981-7010, TDD: (510) 981-6903 or by email.

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