California Bicycle Advisory Committee

California Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
October 4, 2007 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Room 2116, Second Floor
Dept of Transportation Building
1120 N Street, Sacramento
Phone bridge number: 1-517-966-0134 (email for required participant code)


  • Challenges of side-path intersection design - Bob Shanteau, Consulting Traffic Engineer
  • California High Speed Rail Authority - Dan Gallagher
  • Strategic highway safety implementation plan - Ken McGuire/Jim Baross

Caldecott 4th Bore Notice of Determination

[g2:894 class="right"]Caltrans has released the Environmental Impact Report for the Caldecott 4th Bore project. As feared, the agency has dismissed concerns of traffic impacts to local streets in Berkeley and North Oakland.

Mountain Blvd between Ascot Drive and Freeway On/Off Ramp

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Rick Rickard at September 20, 2007 - 10:29am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -927


pothole or pavement cracks




This stretch of Mountain Blvd has a number of serious cracks and patches that force a bicyclist to take the lane when descending from Ascot toward the freeway ramps. Because of the random arrangement of the hazards, the bicyclist must also swerve left and right within the lane to minimize risk, often in front of a fast moving vehicle. Because of the fast-moving traffic through this stretch, it is particularly difficult for a bicyclist to slow and take the lane without appearing to be blocking the roadway. I am aware of one crash that occurred recently in this stretch; there is potential for future crashes.


Tracking/Incident Number


Phil Frank, 1943-2007

Sad news to report. Phil Frank, author of Farley comic strip has passed away. Farley ran in the Chronicle for 32 years.

Phil was a great supporter of bicyclists, and ran some hilarious episodes back in 1997 when the EBBC was fighting for bike access on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. He granted EBBC permission to reprint these episodes- click read more to view:

Alameda tube

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 30, 2007 - 10:15am
Status:New (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -859




pothole or pavement cracks
insufficient shoulder width
overgrowth interfering with line of sight
bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked


The Alameda tube is a death trap for cyclists. The bi-directional walkway/bicycle path in the east bound tube is of insufficient width to safely operate one bicycle let alone bicycle traffic running in both directions. The tube curves creating a poor sight line. The fence has numerous vertical tubes which could snag a bicycle handlebar and cause a crash. There is a groove running down the middle of the walkway which could cause a narrow bike tyre to get diverted causing a crash. At the very least Caltrans should open up the walkway in the westbound tube to cyclists so cyclists going westbound can use the westbound tube and only cyclists going eastbound use the eastbound tube to reduce the very serious hazard of head on collisions between bicycles. The fence should be replaced with a continuous type that doesn't present vertical tubes which could snag handlebars. The surface of the path should be paved smooth. Adequate signage is needed dircting cyclists to the appropriate paths. Alternatively bicycles could be allowed to use the roadway.


Bicycle access through Skyline connection has been restricted

280 bicycle freeway access between Trousdale and Millbrae Ave
Submitted by delnagro on August 29, 2007 - 2:04pm.

California Bicycle Advisory Committee

Location: room 2116 (second floor) Department of Transportation Building
1120 N Street, Sacramento
phone bridge number: 1-517-966-0134
participant code: 2110607

Agenda items include:
"Gore" Zone Bike lanes (continuation from previous meeting)
Work zone accommodations for bicycles - Bob James, Caltrans District 11

California Bicycle Advisory Committee (CBAC)

California State Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
June 7, 2007 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in room #2116, Department of Transportation headquarters at 1120 N Street, Sacramento

Phone bridge number: (517) 966-0134
Participant Code 2110607


  • District reports
  • Gore Zone bike lanes
  • National bicycling and walking documentation study
  • City of Emeryville Bike Buffer/Bollard Proposal
  • Legislative Update - Alan Wachtel

Caltrans District 4 BAC

Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Advisory Committee - April 18, July 18, Oct 17, 1:30 pm, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, Mtn View Room, 15th fl. Meets quarterly to review state highway projects that impact bicycle facilities. Staff: Julian Carroll, 510-286-5598, Julian; Chair: Sean Co, MTC,, 510-217-5748 EBBC Rep Robert Raburn, (510) 530-3444

Tentative April 18 Agenda Items include:

I. Adoption of final CTD4BAC Charter
Discussion: Draft Charter reviewed at Jan 17 (see minutes below).

II. SR4 and Port Chicago Highway

California Bicycle Advisory Committee

CA Bicycle Advisory Committee
April 5, 2007 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Room 2116, Second Floor
Department of Transportation Building
1120 N Street, Sacramento

Phone Bridge Number: (517)966-0134
Participant Code 2110607

Status reports

DD-64 revisions
Desmond Bridge
Environmental Checklists
National Household Transportation Survey
Bikes and the Bonds
Complete Streets

Unfinished Business

Bicycling in Crosswalks
Special License Plates
Bike Path Collision Reporting

New Business

Bicycle Proximity Sensor


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