Transportation

Walking and Biking to School

International Walk and Roll to School Day on October 10, 2018, was a huge success! Keep on walking and rolling throughout the year, Alameda!

 

School Route Maps and Safety Tips

Find your school Suggested Routes map below, and review the best route for your child to walk or bike to school. Print out the tips for getting to school safely, no matter how your family gets to school.

Let's Get to School Safely! Tips

Academy of Alameda Map

Alameda Community Learning Center Map

Amelia Earhart Map

Bay Farm Map

Edison Map

Franklin Map + Tips

Haight Map + Tips

Lincoln Map + Tips

Maya Lin Map + Tips

Nea Map

Otis Map

Paden Map

Ruby Bridges Map

Wood Map

 

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, Nea, Academy Middle School, Alameda Learning Center and Encinal High School.

 

Bike Share and Carshare - Now in Alameda!

Read more about LimeBike, Alameda's dock-less bike share program.

For carshare, read more about the Gig Car Share launch for one-way carshare as well as the dedicated space and peer-to-peer with Getaround.

 

Transit

Alameda is served by AC Transit (including express bus service to and from San Francisco), BART shuttle service and the San Francisco Bay Ferry, via two terminals: Main Street (with direct service to Jack London Square in Oakland; and in San Francisco: the Ferry Building, Pier 41, AT&T Park and South San Francisco), and Harbor Bay (with direct service to the San Fransico Ferry Building).

 

Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal - Four Fast Ways to the Ferry - Infographic - FAQ

  • AC Transit Line 21 - free for ferry riders - map/schedule
  • Automated/smart carpooling services: Lyft Line, uberPOOL, Scoop and Waze
  • Bike/pedestrian access - map
  • Parking at the ferry terminal, North Loop Rd, Harbor Bay Parkway and the Park & Ride lot on Island Drive at Doolittle Drive

Main Street Ferry Terminal (coming soon!)

 

 

Shuttles

The City of Alameda operates one free shuttle that is open to the public:

  • Alameda Loop Shuttle targeted for Alameda seniors and for individuals with disabilities, and also open to the public.

The Harbor Bay Business Park Association also operates the free Harbor Bay Business Park Shuttle to BART.  Alameda Landing operates a Target-BART shuttle between Target and downtown Oakland BART.

 

Programs

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

 

Seniors and people with disabilities who live in Alameda have specialized 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 Getaround car share 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

Bicycle Safety Classes: Through a two-year Active Transportation Program grant, the City has expanded the bicycle safety classes offered in Alameda by Bike East Bay, starting in Fall 2017 through Summer 2019. Classes in Alameda / All Classes in East Bay

 

Bicycle Parking: To request that a bike rack be installed at your business or favorite locale, please email transportation@alamedaca.gov, and the location will be added to a rolling list. For secure bicycle parking, on-demand bicycle lockers are available at the Alameda Civic Center Parking Structure, Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal, Main Street Ferry Terminal and Alameda Landing. 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.  At the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, secure parking can be found at the Fruitvale Bike Station, adjacent to the station and featuring free, secure bike storage and a full-service bike repair shop.

 

Maps: Bike Walk Alameda  regularly prints and updates the 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.

 

Educational Info:  Shore Line / Westline Bikeway Path  Bicyclist Educational Brochure for Shoreline

 

Email Updates

Sign-up for email alerts and updates on transportation-related topics and projects by emailing transportation@alamedaca.gov   

Sign-up for citywide alerts via the Fire Department on Nixle

 

Funding

The City's transportation planning and programming funding is largely supported by Alameda County's Measure B and BB.