What is Active Transportation?

Alameda’s Active Transportation Plan will be a consolidated bicycle and pedestrian planning document. For this Plan, active transportation includes people biking, walking, and using wheelchairs and mobility scooters, pedal and electric scooters, electric bikes, skateboards, and other similar wheeled vehicles. Basically, anything that could legally use the sidewalk or a bicycle lane or path!

We’re not starting from scratch!

Over the past decade, the City has adopted numerous plans, policies, and guidelines to shape the development of its active transportation infrastructure. These have resulted in the design and construction of many projects throughout the city, including the separated bicycle lanes on Fernside Boulevard and Shore Line Drive, multiple segments of the Cross Alameda Trail, and numerous Complete Streets capital projects. Find out about the many current capital projects underway and all of the existing transportation plans and policies on the City’s Transportation web page.

The City is also working to make its streets safer for all road users. 

  • Join the City's Vision Zero traffic safety efforts HERE
  • Learn about Alameda's ongoing traffic safety and calming efforts HERE
  • Read about safety improvements in response to the fall 2019 child-involved collisions HERE


Funding to develop the Active Transportation Plan is largely supported by Alameda County's Measure B and BB.