About Bike Walk Alameda

Mission

Bike Walk Alameda’s mission is to make our city a safe and enjoyable place to walk and bike. We support an active and healthy citizenry by promoting everyday walking and biking in and around Alameda and seek to enhance our environment by removing barriers that restrict our ability to walk and bike comfortably and safely.

Organizational Status

Bike Walk Alameda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of the State of California with its office in Alameda, California 94501.

Our federal tax identification number  is 91-2150996.

We are a member of:

  • Alliance for Biking and Walking
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • America Walks
  • California Walks

Our Work

We believe in developing positive partnerships in order to accomplish our goals and in educating to reach our goals. By working together, we can enhance the quality of life on the island. We believe that more people riding and walking around our island means safer streets; slower traffic; more thriving business districts; active, healthy citizens; and cleaner air.

Activities Bike Walk Alameda engages in to carry out our mission include:

  • Help clarify safety issues and look for solutions.
  • Examine traffic calming techniques and safety options and their effectiveness in other cities.
  • Develop pedestrian/motorist education approaches in order to alert pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to their rights and their responsibilities.
  • Build partnerships for community events such as Walk & Roll to School Day/Safe Routes to Schools and Bike to Work Day.

History

BikeAlameda and Pedestrian Friendly Alameda joined forces in 2013.

Founded in 1999, BikeAlameda made a strong impact on the award-winning bikeability of Alameda. BikeAlameda was the primary driver of the city’s Bicycle Master Plan and was instrumental in ensuring superior design for the Fernside cycle track. BikeAlameda hosted annual social group rides and supported valet bike parking service at all local public events.

Founded in 2000, Pedestrian Friendly Alameda spearheaded successful programs like Walk and Roll to School Day and the Alameda Recreation and Parks Department’s Alameda Walks program. Pedestrian Friendly Alameda supported outreach programs for youth and seniors and advocated for pedestrian safety and comfortable access to roadways for walkers and the disabled.