We finally get a Safe way to cross into Oakland. Most of the routes from Alameda into Oakland are really tough. The most bike friendly route into Oakland is through Bay Farm past the Oakland Airport into Oakland on the south side. We will soon have a good way to get into downtown Oakland. Please read the following post, compliments of www.bikealameda.org.
The City of Alameda is pleased to announce the establishment of a new, no cost shuttle service to commence operation on Monday, August 15, connecting the west end of Alameda to Oakland/BART. To celebrate this exciting new alternative transportation option, the public is invited to attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m., on that day, at the Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway shuttle stop in front of the College of Alameda.
The Estuary Crossing Shuttle service will be available for passengers to board and alight at the College of Alameda’s Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway frontage, at 860 Atlantic Avenue, and in Oakland, on Madison Street near the Lake Merritt BART station and Laney College. The service will operate at 30-minute intervals from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will utilize a 36-foot, compressed natural gas (CNG) bus with capacity for 24 passengers and 13 bicycles. The project is funded by a one-year grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and, depending on the success of the shuttle, will be eligible for a second year of funding.
“Providing pedestrians and bicyclists with an alternate access to the Posey Tube has been a goal of the City of Alameda for many years,” said Alameda’s Mayor Marie L. Gilmore. “I am very pleased that the Public Works Department was able to bring this shuttle to the west end without using any General Fund monies and by successfully partnering with the City of Oakland, the Peralta Community College District, BART, and Bike Alameda.” Further information can be found at www.EstuaryXINGshuttle.org.