"Another quick bike run, mostly quiet"
Milvia Street is another designated Bicycle Boulevard in Berkeley. It makes a quick run of things from north to south and is a nice alternative to taking Shattuck. Apart from the immediate high school area (from Channing Way through Allston Way) it's mostly a super quiet street. Theres a late night cafe at the intersection with University Ave which is worth checking out if you're starving at one in the morning, otherwise there are better options just a block east on Shattuck. Traffic calming devices have been installed north of University, which helps with cycling safety. Not only bikes use Milvia as a shortcut, and drivers can get a little out of hand sometimes, but it helps that Milvia dead-ends for cars south at Blake Street and on the north at Cedar Street. There are some Berkeley government offices on Milvia in the downtown area and are easily accessible by any means. The downtown Berkeley YMCA and Post Office are also nearby, located across from each other at the intersection of Milvia and Allston Way.