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East Bay Candidate for Deadliest Road for Cyclists - Hwy 84

View to the east on Paloma Rd (Hwy 84) in eastern Alameda County operated by Caltrans. I-680 in background. Approaching bicyclist rides the fog-line like a circus performer walks a tightrope!

Consider some facts:

  • Popular bikeway between Pleasanton-Sunol and Calaveras Roads (no alternative route)
  • Traffic exiting I-680
  • No shoulder.

Caltrans District 4 BAC

Quarterly meeting with Caltrans staff to discuss bicycle access and safety issues and review plans. District 4 covers the 9-county Bay Area region.

WHERE: Caltrans District 4 Headquarters, 111 Grand Ave, Oakland. Please sign-in at desk.

AGENDA

  • Review Jan 16 Meeting actions and Meeting Minutes
    1. Request Caltrans to post PIDs that have a potential bike/ped nexus.

    San Pablo Ave. & MacDonald Ave.

    Assigned to:Unassigned
    Created:bwmorris at February 15, 2008 - 11:27am
    Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
    Case ID:: -1493

    direction

    northbound

    type

    traffic signal not triggered by bicycle

    description

    The left turn signal, going from San Pablo Ave. (northbound) to MacDonald Ave. (westbound), is not triggered by bicycle. I have indicated Caltrans as the jurisdiction because Melanie Mintz wrote that San Pablo Ave. is a state highway; "Depending on where they select to place the rack, they may also need a permit from Caltrans, as San Pablo is a state highway." (11/29/05, <http://hazards.ebbc.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104>)

    Jurisdiction

    Caltrans District 4 BAC

    Quarterly meeting with Caltrans staff to discuss bicycle access and safety issues and review plans. District 4 covers the 9-county Bay Area region.

    WHERE: Caltrans District 4 Headquarters, 111 Grand Ave, Oakland. Please sign-in at desk.

    FINAL AGENDA (see attachment for complete agenda):

      Item: 1. What type of role will Caltrans District 4 Local Assistance play regarding MTC’s Routine Accommodation Checklist, Federal/State Funds, (Safe Routes to School/Bicycle Transportation Account) and NEPA.

    I-80 San Pablo Dam Road Interchange Project (AKA "I-80 Bikeway)

    The signed I-80 Bikeway extends from near El Cerrito del Norte BART to Rodeo. However, there is no legal way for southbound bicyclists to make a left turn from San Pablo Dam Rd onto Amador Street. For over a decade EBBC members have spoken out in support of improving this critical gap. Now you can share your opinions on the proposed improvement plans!

    WHERE: San Pablo City Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave

    MTC Regional Pedestrian & Bicycle Training Workshop

    [G2:952 size=50 class=left]Encourage your local transportation planners and engineers to register now! Three earlier workshops received tremendous acclaim, but many cities and agencies were absent. [G2:965 size=50 class=left]The interactive workshop, conducted by Fehr & Peers and Eisen | Letunic, is aimed at providing the latest bicycle & pedestrian design tools to practicing transportation and urban planning & design professionals.

    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)

    Agenda

    • 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

    type

    pothole or pavement cracks

    direction

    northbound

    description

    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.

    Jurisdiction

    Tracking/Incident Number

    180431

    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:

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