My daughter has decided to start commuting by bike in Oakland. Having just attended the funeral for a friends sister killed on a bike I'm quite fearfull. I'm in LA and don't know anything about riding up there, can anyone advise us of some sites where we can find safe routes. She is not a "cyclist" but a bike rider looking to save gas getting to work. Thanks, V.B.
i used to live at lake merritt in downtown and have done a buncha riding into the hills and up toward and around cal. ... i've lived all over the bay area and, as far as city-riding goes, oakland is tops. in fact, i live out in the burbs nowadays but take the effort to ride with the oakland yellowjackets when i can cuz i miss the neighborhood.