Hi - new to forum and to bay area also.
Coming from a much less populated area so the roads here feel much, much more congested and tons of stop signs, traffic lights, etc. Pretty much the reality of many big cities so I'm not lamenting it, just acknowledging the facts!
Are there any spots in the general Oakland & Emeryville area where I can ride for a good distance without being constantly in heavy traffic/tons of lights/stop signs?
The stop/green light/red light/go/stop sign/repeat routine makes it hard to pedal for even 2 minutes without stopping.
I do not want to do hills right now. I'm returning from a bit of a layoff and want to avoid hills for a while so please suggest routes other than the oakland or berkeley hills