Estuary Crossing Shuttle

Estuary Crossing Shuttle

Announcements

The Estuary Crossing Shuttle will NOT operate on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Current Shuttle Service - Schedule

  • Stops:

Alameda

#1) Atlantic Avenue by Webster Street (near Walgreens and Starbucks)

#2) Atlantic Avenue by Challenger Drive in Marina Village - College of Alameda satellite campus (near sculpture of egg hatching)

#3) Wind River - 500 Wind River Way

#4) Webster Street by Atlantic Avenue (at AC Transit bus stop)

Oakland

#5) Harrison Street at 8th Street

#6) Lake Merritt BART (near Laney College) on Madison Street between 8th and 9th Streets

  • Who Can Ride:

- General public
- Commuters to BART
- Pedestrians - Tube alternative
- Bicyclists - fits 10 bicycles
- Students, faculty and staff between the College of Alameda and Laney College

  • Cost: Free to users
  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 12:07 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays
  • Bus Capacity: 19 shuttle bus seats and 10 bicycles

Background

Before the Estuary Crossing Shuttle, bicyclists and pedestrians traveling between the west end of Alameda and Oakland's downtown had to use either a bus with a bicycle rack that carries up to two bicycles or a narrow path in the Posey Tube with two-way pedestrian and bicycle traffic.  Also, students who are enrolled simultaneously at Laney College and the College of Alameda did not have a direct transit route between these two schools.  The City of Alameda, in cooperation with the City of Oakland, the Peralta Community College District and Bike Walk Alameda, won three Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund program grants to operate the Estuary Crossing Shuttle for four years.   Alameda County Transportation Commission's Vehicle Registration Fee for Transit also funds the shuttle as of August 2013.  The local match is the Transportation Systems Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM) Fund in which Wind River contributes and Alameda County Measure B.  The Estuary Crossing Shuttle service started on August 15, 2011.  To receive email updates on the Estuary Crossing Shuttle, email Gail Payne at gpayne@alamedaca.gov.  For more information, contact the City of Alameda at (510) 747-7936.  For urgent items, please contact: (415) 513-5777.