The city first considered a proposal to install a bikeway on Shoreline and Westline drives in 1974 and decided to make it a priority in its 1999 Bicycle Master Plan. In 2011, Alameda received a Caltrans grant that enabled the city to move forward with the project. After two years of community outreach, design and review, the City Council approved the project and broke ground in 2014. The new, two-way cycle track was opened in 2015, and Alameda Magazine’s readers dubbed it the “Best Thing to Happen in the Past Year.”
The Shoreline cycle track is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail and is one of the longest protected bikeways in the Bay Area. In addition to the cycle track, the project reduced travel lanes, installed bicycle and disabled parking and added left turn lanes, new crosswalks and bus shelters and upgraded disabled access and bus stop islands.
Bike Walk Alameda played an instrumental role in advocating for this long-stalled project to become a reality, with volunteers and members attending community, commission and council meetings to make their voices heard. The Shoreline cycletrack is a signature example of what Bike Walk Alameda can do to make walking and biking in our community safer, with your support!