Bicycle and Pedestrian Resources

Posted: September 13th, 2018 12:48 PM

Last Updated: May 12th, 2023 10:50 AM

This list is compiled and maintained by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.


Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)

Council Reports and Adopted Plans

Capital Improvement and Development Projects

Relevant Programs and Resources

Design Guidelines

Bicycle Education


The City sponsors free bicycle safety, skills, and Earn-a-Bike classes in Oakland.

Upcoming classes:

Related resources:


  • includes resources for bicycling information in the nine-county Bay Area and beyond, sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  • AC Transit's two-minute video shows how easy it is to use bus front-mounted bike racks and cargo bays

Prevent/Report Bike Theft

Registering your bicycle will help discourage bike theft and increase the chances your bike will be returned when stolen. Bike Index is the largest free online registry in the world. Go to the Bike East Bay website for comprehensive information on registering your bicycle, and steps you can take to prevent bicycle theft.

Report stolen bicycles to the Oakland Police Department (OPD) online or by phone. Phone reports to OPD's non-emergency number, (510) 777-3333 (TTY 238-3254) and report your bike's serial number, description (make, model, color, other defining characteristics), and describe the place and time the bicycle was stolen. If your bicycle was stolen and recovered by OPD, and if you file a report that includes your serial number, your bicycle will very likely be returned to you.

No bicycle license or registration is required. In December 2016, the City Council passed an Ordinance deleting Oakland Municipal Code requirements for bicycle licensing and registration.

Last updated May 12, 2023.