Oakland

Oakland EarthExpo; Wed., April 15

WHERE: Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Downtown Oakland
Come mingle with Oakland's downtown workforce at this annual event, as over 100 dynamic businesses and organizations showcase their contributions to the sustainable urban environment.

EBBC will have a table at this event, to discuss local advocacy goals, renew memberships, and sign up new members. Stop by and say "Hi." Join or renew your EBBC membership at the event at the $20.00 level or above and you will receive a free EBBC map.

Click below to Volunteer now:

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland - Volunteer Lovin'

From the WOBO calendar:

Last month WOBO volunteers brainstormed and picked our next pedestrian campaigns. This month we will focus on the next steps: campaign planning, messaging and volunteer opportunities including Bike to Work Day. Come out and show your Oakland bike/ped love! (and bring yo' friends!) And did we mention free food...?

Meet at:
Bay Area Wilderness Training
2301 Broadway (enter on 23rd)
Oakland

EBBC General Membership Meeting moves to El Cerrito for a month

New location: El Cerrito
The General Membership Meeting will be held at the El Cerrito Police Department 10900 San Pablo Ave. San Pablo Ave @ Manila. The El Cerrito Police Chief will provide an opening greeting to all EBBC members attending.

Danish S-tog

R = Report A = Action

40th St Corridor Artquest @ Manifesto Bikes

Treaure hunt and artwalk at Manifesto Bikes and other neighborhood shops on or near 40th St between Telegraph and Broadway.

40th St Artquest

Oakland Museum Bike Trippers

Sunday Aug. 16, 2009
Oakland on Two Wheels
Bike Tour
10 a.m.
Explore Oakland and its environs with the museum's bike-tripping docents the third Sunday of the month as we leisurely wend our way through downtown, Fruitvale, the Port of Oakland, West Oakland, Brooklyn, or Lake Merritt. Reservations are a good idea,(docentcenter@museumca.orgor 510/238-3514) but if you forget, come anyway. Bring your own bikes, helmets, and repair kits. Meet at 10th Street entrance at 10 a.m. Free.

Oakland Museum Bike Trippers

Sunday July 19, 2009
Oakland on Two Wheels
Bike Tour
10 a.m.
Explore Oakland and its environs with the museum's bike-tripping docents the third Sunday of the month as we leisurely wend our way through downtown, Fruitvale, the Port of Oakland, West Oakland, Brooklyn, or Lake Merritt. Reservations are a good idea,(docentcenter@museumca.orgor 510/238-3514) but if you forget, come anyway. Bring your own bikes, helmets, and repair kits. Meet at 10th Street entrance at 10 a.m. Free.

Oakland Museum Bike Trippers

Sunday June 21, 2009
Oakland on Two Wheels
Bike Tour
10 a.m.
Explore Oakland and its environs with the museum's bike-tripping docents the third Sunday of the month as we leisurely wend our way through downtown, Fruitvale, the Port of Oakland, West Oakland, Brooklyn, or Lake Merritt. Reservations are a good idea,(docentcenter@museumca.orgor 510/238-3514) but if you forget, come anyway. Bring your own bikes, helmets, and repair kits. Meet at 10th Street entrance at 10 a.m. Free.

Oakland Museum Bike Trippers

BikeTripper TourSunday May 17, 2009
Meet at 10th Street entrance at 10am

Oakland on Two Wheels

Celebrate Bike Month - Free Docent-led Tours

Bike Night at Parkway Theatre

$4 Admission (normally $5) when you bike to the Parkway Theatre. Free indoor attended valet parking.

Showing that night:

Grand Torino @ 6:30 - Downstairs
2009 Animated Oscar Shorts @ 7:00 - Upstairs

1834 Park Blvd. (between E 19th and E 18th Streets)
Oakland

AC Transit Lines 14 and 18

Grand at El Embarcadero and MacArthur

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:CarolineKn at February 12, 2009 - 10:22pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2911

type

other

direction

eastbound

description

Eastbound Grand at the approach to the Grand Lake neighborhood has two intersections where drivers and cyclists are forced to make unsafe lane changes. At the intersection with southbound El Embarcadero and again at the intersection with southbound MacArthur (next to the freeway on and off ramps) Grand Avenue widens to create unmarked right turn lanes. Because there's no defined right turn lane, drivers turning right and cyclists going straight have to essentially trade positions with zero guidance as to where lanes start and end: some drivers veer to the right near where the wider section begins, while others wait until they are nearly in the intersection before moving into the unmarked right lane. Turn signal use is rare, probably because the drivers are aware that they're not actually moving into a new lane (many turn their signals on at the end of the procedure, before they actually make their right turn). It's an extremely dangerous situation and one that would seem to be easily remedied: marking these turn lanes would allow cyclists and drivers to predictably coordinate their movements, minimizing risk to both parties.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

199857

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