Transportation

Transit

Alameda is served by AC Transit (including express bus service to and from San Francisco), BART shuttle service and two ferry systems(with direct service to Jack London Square in Oakland, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Angel Island, and AT&T Park).

 

Shuttles

The City of Alameda operates two free shuttles that are open to the public:

The Harbor Bay Business Park Association also operates the free Harbor Bay Business Park Shuttle to BART.

 

Programs

For a public transit trip planner, please refer to 511.org.

 

Seniors and people with disabilities who live in Alameda have specialized paratransit transportation options as well.

 

For Alameda County employees using transit or walking, bicycling, carpooling or vanpooling to work, you can register for the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program.  The GRH program guarantees a free ride home for employees working in the event of unexpected circumstances such as illness, family crisis or unscheduled overtime.

 

Another option is the City CarShare program, which allows members to reserve and use shared cars.  There are four cars located in the City of Alameda - two in the Park Street area and two in the Webster Street area.

 

Bicycling

For bicyclists, electronic bicycle lockers are available at the Alameda Civic Center Parking Structure and the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal.  The electronic bicycle lockers use the BikeLink system, which allows bicyclists to park their bicycles in a secure, on-demand bicycle locker using a BikeLink card.  The Main Street Ferry terminal has manual bicycle lockers that can be rented by calling (510) 747-7930. The Fruitvale Bike Station is adjacent to the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland.  It is the second largest bike station in the nation and features free, secure bike storage and a full-service bike repair shop.

 

Bike Walk Alameda  has an updated Bicycle and Walking Map of Alameda.  The Bay Farm Island Loop Trail map shows the mile markers for this five-mile loop, and also provides a way to record your exercise progress.

 

School Routes

 

School Bus Routes

Line 631: Serves Bay Farm School, Amelia Earhart School, Lincoln Middle School, Alameda High School, St. Joseph, Nea, Academy Middle School, Alameda Learning Center and Encinal High School.

 

Line 663: Serves Wood Middle School, Lum School, Nea, Academy Middle School, Alameda Learning Center and Encinal High School.

 

Bicycle/Pedestrian School Route Maps and Safety Tips

Academy Middle School

Alameda Community Learning Center

Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Bay Farm School

Edison Elementary School

Franklin Elementary School

Haight Elementary School

Lincoln Middle School

Lum Elementary School

Maya Lin School

Nea Community Learning Center

Otis Elementary School

Paden Elementary School

Ruby Bridges Elementary School

Wood Middle School

Courtesy of Chuck Kapelke, from the October 9, 2013 Walk & Roll to school event at Otis Elementary