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Berkeley Healthy Streets

Healthy Streets is a public health emergency response program that creates more opportunity for Berkeleyans to safely get exercise, sunshine, and fresh air during the pandemic. As the network expands, it will allow more Berkeleyans to get to essential jobs and services.

Healthy Streets network

Healthy Streets will be marked with barriers and signs that say "Watch for pedestrians and bikes/consider other routes" at block entrances along with signs midblock reminding people to slow down, social distance, and cover their nose and mouth.

Three segments form the initial Healthy Streets network:

  • 9th Street from Hearst to Dwight
  • Russell Street from Adeline to Mabel
  • Addison Street from Sacramento to Grant

The potential future Healthy Streets network includes all of Berkeley's existing and planned bicycle boulevards.

Download a map of the Healthy Streets network.

Using Healthy Streets

Healthy Streets is about everyone sharing the road. We ask everyone traveling on a Healthy Street to be courteous to others and stay aware of the environment for their safety.

When using Healthy Streets, please:

  • stay 6 feet away from people you don't live with
  • cover your face
  • share the road
  • observe a 15mph speed limit
  • watch for pedestrians, bikes, and cars
  • pass with care
  • if you're moving slowly, let others pass

Healthy Streets are not intended for in-person socializing. Do not gather in the streets with people you don't live with.

You should always have a face covering with you and visible to others when outside your home. Put it on when others are within 30 feet.

Support Healthy Streets

We are partnering with Walk Bike Berkeley to implement the Healthy Streets program.

Walk Bike Berkeley will coordinate volunteers to post midblock signage about speed limits and face coverings on designated streets. If you want to help, complete the Walk Bike Berkeley volunteer form.

Last updated June 19, 2020


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