East Bay Greenway: Lake Merritt BART to South Hayward Bart

Provide your input!

Alameda CTC is currently conducting outreach in Oakland, Ashland/Cherryland, and Hayward. Click the links below to take the survey in your community and click the tabs below to learn more about the East Bay Greenway proposal in those communities.

Ashland/Cherryland: English Survey, Spanish Survey, Chinese Survey
Hayward: English Survey, Spanish Survey, Chinese Survey, Tagalog Survey
Oakland: English, Spanish, and Chinese survey

East Bay Greenway The East Bay Greenway is a proposed regional trail which would link BART stations throughout the inner East Bay. Alameda CTC is the project sponsor for the East Bay Greenway: Lake Merritt BART to South Hayward BART Project (Project). The Project proposes to construct a bicycle and pedestrian facility that will generally follow the BART alignment for a distance of 16 miles and traverse the cities of Oakland, San Leandro, and Hayward as well as the unincorporated communities of Ashland and Cherryland. The Project will connect seven BART stations as well as downtown areas, schools, and other major destinations.

Implementation of the East Bay Greenway from Lake Merritt to South Hayward is being pursued in two phases:
  • The East Bay Greenway Multimodal Project (Phase 1) consists of a regional bikeway with pedestrian, transit, and placemaking improvements along city streets parallel to the BART alignment and connecting the BART stations between Lake Merritt and South Hayward. The project will include shared use paths, separated bikeways, pedestrian crossing enhancements, bus stop improvements, intersection safety improvements (protected intersections), new and modified traffic signals, and urban design treatments. See the tabs for city-specific details regarding the project.  The East Bay Greenway Multimodal project incorporates near-term recommendations from the East 14th Street/Mission Boulevard Multimodal Corridor project. Subject to funding, Phase 1 can be implemented within 3-5 years.
  • The East Bay Greenway Urban Trail Project (Phase 2) is a longer-term project which would provide an off-street trail facility along the BART corridor with linear park enhancements but requires significant funding and right-of-way acquisition from Union Pacific Railroad.

Project Benefits

  • Improve cyclist and pedestrian network connectivity in communities along the BART line
  • Improve access to regional transit, schools, downtown area and other destinations
  • Create a facility that is accessible and comfortable for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities
  • Improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • Support promotion of a multimodal transportation system and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Within Oakland, the East Bay Greenway Multimodal Project will span 8 miles and connect the Downtown, Eastlake, San Antonio, Fruitvale, Coliseum, Elmhurst, and Stonehurst areas. The East Bay Greenway will generally run via East 10th, East 8th, East 12th, and San Leandro Streets and will incorporate the previously completed segment of the Project from 75th to 85th Avenues, and Oakland’s East 12th Street Bikeway and Seminary to 69th projects.

To provide input on the project, please take our brief survey or email us at EBGWinfo@alamedactc.org.

East Bay Greenway Multimodal Project area map












East Bay Greenway improvements will include a variety of elements designed to improve overall safety, create comfortable facilities for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities, and enhance the overall streetscape. Project features will include shared use paths, separated bikeways, protected intersections, enhanced crosswalks with flashing beacons and pedestrian signals, ADA curb ramp and lighting upgrades, and street beautification/greening features.

On June 21, 2022 the San Leandro City Council adopted a resolution supporting the East Bay Greenway Multimodal Concept Plan within the City of San Leandro. Please see links below to view the Concept Plan and outreach materials from community engagement in spring/summer 2022. Design of the San Leandro segment will take place in 2023. Alameda CTC is actively pursuing grants for construction.


  • Popups
    • Bay Fair Farmer’s Market – February 26, 2022, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • San Leandro BART station – March 3, 2022, 4-7 p.m.
    • John Muir Middle School, 1444 Williams Street, San Leandro – Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (In coordination with the City of San Leandro Crosstown Corridors)
    • Downtown Farmers Market, 300 Estudillo Avenue (San Leandro Main Library), San Leandro – Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 3-7 p.m.
    • San Leandro High School, 2200 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro – Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (In coordination with the City of San Leandro Crosstown Corridors)
  • Focus Groups
    • Bike/Pedestrian/Transit Focus Group – Monday, April 18, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
    • Business Focus Group – Thursday, April 21, 8-9 a.m.
The project team will be conducting community outreach and developing a Concept Plan for the East Bay Greenway in Ashland/Cherryland in fall 2022.


This section will be updated as project documents are developed.
  • Castro Valley Farmers Market – Saturday, August 6, 2022, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • REACH Ashland Youth Center, Health and Resource Fair – Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:30-4 p.m.
  • Bayfair Farmers Market – Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Unincorporated Area BPAC – Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6 p.m.
  • Eden Area MAC Standing Meeting – Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 6 p.m.
The project team will be conducting community outreach and developing a Concept Plan for the East Bay Greenway in Hayward in fall 2022.


This section will be updated as project documents are developed.
  • Hayward Public Library – Thursday, August 11, 2022, 1-5 p.m.
  • Hayward Farmers Market – Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • South Hayward BART Station – Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 4-7 p.m.
  • CBO Popup Event – Thursday, September 15, 2022, 12 p.m.

East Bay Greenway Urban Trail (Phase 2)

A longer-term East Bay Greenway Urban Trail (Phase 2) would construct an off-street regional trail facility in the BART corridor connecting between Fruitvale BART and South Hayward BART, a distance of approximately 13-miles. Phase 2 generally provides the same biking and walking connections as Phase 1, but offers the potential for a linear-park style facility with separate bridges at major street crossings, recreation amenities, and wider, more separated trail facility. Alameda CTC studied and environmentally cleared Phase 2 from 2016-2018. Phase 2 is being pursued on a longer timeframe due to the high-cost and need to acquire right-of-way from Union Pacific Railroad.

Alameda CTC studied two design options as part of prior environmental documents. A rail-to-trail option assumes the abandonment and acquisition of the entire Union Pacific Oakland Subdivision north of Industrial Parkway in Hayward. A rail-with-trail option assumes that the Oakland Subdivision remains an active rail line and right-of-way is acquired to construct a trail in a shared rail-trail corridor. Both options would require Union Pacific to agree to provide necessary ROW and local jurisdictions to agree to own and maintain the facility.

Final Federal Environmental (NEPA) Document
  • November 7, 2017: Open House at San Leandro Senior Community Center
  • November 8, 2017: Open House at Eden United Church of Christ
  • November 15, 2017: Open House at Fruitvale Senior Center
  • November 16, 2017: Open House at Hayward City Hall