Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

Translation Disclaimer

Transportation Division
Transportation Division

Berkeley Bike Share 

 Bike share launch_17
Berkeley is part of a bike sharing system called Bay Wheels.  Bike share is a 24-hour, regional transportation network for short, one-way trips by bike. Berkeley has 37 bike share stations with over 400 bikes. Berkeley’s bikes and bike stations are part of a larger network that allows people to more easily connect to BART and AC Transit as well as other key destinations in Oakland and Emeryville. The bike share system also includes Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. This bike sharing system is a partnership between the City of Berkeley, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Lyft.
Find a bike share station near you: https://account.baywheels.com/map

Why Bike Sharing?

Berkeley’s bike share system is extensive

  •  A key part of a larger network: Berkeley is part of a 7,000 bike regional bike share network including Oakland, Emeryville, San Francisco and San Jose. This is one of the largest and densest bike share systems in North America. 
  •  Bike share is already a big success: Bay Area Bike Share users have ridden millions of miles so far. 

Biking is increasingly how Berkeleyans want to get around

  •  Berkeley is a bike city: One in ten Berkeley residents bike to work, the highest share of bike commuters of any city our size. 
  •  Even more Berkeleyans want to bike: bike share addresses several concerns that limit bicycling in Berkeley. Approximately 70% of Berkeleyans were "interested but concerned" about bicycling, according to a survey for the City's 2017 Bicycle Plan. This means the majority of Berkeley residents would be willing to bike if the right bikeway facilities were provided. 
  •  Low-stress bikeways are coming: Berkeley’s 2017 Bicycle Plan proposes a network of 20 new low-stress protected bikeways and 9 bike boulevards which will help address concerns about bikeway facilities.  
  •  Bike share improves access to bikes: bike share addresses the next three biggest concerns about bicycling: home storage, theft and maintenance. Once a member returns a bike to a station, they are not responsible for theft or maintenance. Members will not need to bring their shared bike home or have to fix flat tires. 

Bike share was designed by Berkeleyans

  •  Community planning: Bike share station locations were selected by Berkeleyans at 6 dedicated community planning workshops , held around Berkeley over approximately 8 months from December, 2015 to September, 2016.  
  •  Extensive input: 268 station suggestions were received online and over 120 people participated in planning workshops.  

Bike share is Green, just like Berkeley

  •  Helps us meet our climate goals: 47% of Berkeley’s greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation. Bike share releases zero emissions, and will help us meet our Climate Action Plan targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

Bike share means business

  •  Boosts retail sales: A 2014 Capital Bike Share member survey found that its riders make more trips to restaurants and stores than they normally would without bike share. In addition, an academic study found that 23% of Capital Bike Share riders spent more money because they used the system. Similar effects have been documented elsewhere. More than eight in ten Capital Bike Share survey respondents said they are either much more likely (37%) or somewhat more likely (48%) to patronize an establishment that is accessible to bike share. 

Bike share is accessible to people of all income levels

  • Reduced fare program: One-time $5 annual memberships available to adults who qualify for Calfresh, a PG&E CARE utility discount, or a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Lifeline Pass. Discounted memberships can be purchased on the Bike Share For All website.
 Frequently asked questions: 

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about bike share in Berkeley. 

Public workshops and hearings:

Press releases:


Beth Thomas

Transportation Division



Partial funding for staff support provided by:

  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District
  • Alameda County Transportation Commission

Funded by_01Funded by_02

Home | Web Policy | Text-Only Site Map | Contact Us
Transportation Division, 1947 Center Street 4th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: transportation@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7010
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903