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Berkeley Bicycle Plan 

biking in berkeley2The purpose of the Bicycle Plan is to make Berkeley a model bicycle-friendly city where bicycling is a safe, attractive, easy, and convenient form of transportation and recreation for people of all ages and bicycling abilities. The Plan includes goals, policies, and recommendations for bikeways, bicycle parking, promotion programs, and safety education programs. The bikeway costs, prioritization criteria, and list of funding sources in the Plan will help City staff, the City Council, and the community to determine where to focus our energy within the range of recommended bicycle projects and programs.

  • Berkeley is in the process of updating its bicycle plan, find more information on the process and future public meeting dates here.
  • The 2005 Bike Plan update is available here
  • The City of Berkeley is committed to meeting its Climate Action Plan goals by creating a healthy and sustainable community.  Implementation of the Berkeley Bike Plan is an important component of the Climate Action Plan as it helps us reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An update on its implementation is available here.  Progress updates on other transportation goals of the Climate Action Plan, including expanding bicycle parking spaces and bicycle education, can be found here.


The entire 2000 Berkeley Bicycle Plan can be downloaded here (pdf, 1.25 MB)

To download individual chapters, see links below. 

The 2000 Berkeley Bike Plan

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1 Introduction

  • Background
  • Existing Bicycle Use
  • Why Promote Bicycling?
  • Community Participation and Project History
  • Plan Adoption and Next Steps

2 Goals and Policies

  • Mission Statement
  • Goals
  • Berkeley’s General Plan and Other City Plans

3 Setting

  • Existing Bikeway and Street System
  • Overview of Problems
  • Illustration:

4 Bikeway Network and Bike Facilities

  • Introduction
  • Methodology to Select Network
  • Bikeway Definitions
  • Bikeway Network
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Ancillary Facilities
  • Bikeway Maps
  • Illustrations:

5 Bicycle Education and Safety

  • Introduction
  • Types and Targets of Education Programs
  • Existing Bicycle Education Programs in Berkeley
  • Programs for Child Bicyclists
  • Programs for Adult Bicyclists
  • Programs for Motorists
  • Programs for Law Enforcement Officials
  • Implementation

6 Bicycle Promotion Programs

  • Guidelines for a Bicycle Promotion Program in Berkeley
  • Implementation of a Bicycle Promotion Program

7 Implementation

  • Introduction
  • Implementation Steps
  • Bikeway Costs
  • Prioritization Criteria
  • Funding Sources
  • Additional Implementation Actions

Appendix F: Proposed and Existing Berkeley Bikeways Inventory

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