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

East Bay Bicycle Coalition joins Fourth Bore Coalition in lawsuit against Caltrans

On November 13, 2007, EBBC and the Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) filed a lawsuit against Caltrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) on the grounds that the proposed 4th Bore does not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act. You can view a copy of the petition that FBC filed in Superior Court.

RSR Bridge

Caltrans has been dragging its feet on implementing bike access to the shoulder area, as required by the BCDC permit.

On February 13, 2008, EBBC meets with MTC and Caltrans with the hope of approving a movable barrier on the upper deck of the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. This compromise provides bicycle and pedestrian access at all hours except peak commute period in the morning. EBBC is optimistic that the solution will meet Caltrans' criteria and the MTC's funding and political will.


West span bike/ped/maintenance path

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) has stepped up to take a lead role in advocating to "Bridge the Gap" between San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island.


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