Alameda County

Why Can't Alameda County Have a World-Class Bicycle Plan?

Alameda County is updating their Countywide Bicycle Plan and it needs a huge boost when it comes to setting goals for increasing bicycling in the county and for developing a robust implementation plan to achieve those goals. Comments on the Plan are due July 27, 2012 and your Bicycle Coalition is pushing to have the Plan significantly improved, even made ‘world-class.’ You can help.

Contact the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and let them know you want ‘Measurable Goals’ in the Countywide Bicycle Plan. We are asking for the Alameda CTC to set goals of:

    Bike Counts up 27% Last Year; 75% in Last 10 Years

    Alameda County’s first ever substantive evaluation of bike count data has been released and the numbers are super-encouraging. The Alameda CTC has conducted bike counts since 2002 at locations throughout the County, in order to see countywide trends in bicycling (and walking). Here are some highlights:

    Geared 4 Kids: Family Bike Ride

    July 15, 2012 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

    Geared 4 Kids: Family Bike Ride
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    Get GEARED UP! Helmets, Bikes, Bells!

    Sunday, July 15th
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek

    Meet at playground
    (Ygnacio Valley & N San Carlos)

    Ready to heat things up?

    This month's route will be about 5 1/4 miles long and take us along a
    few of the bike paths of Contra Costa county. Bring along snacks to
    share at our mid-route stop, and, or course, we'll have tunes to pedal
    to all throughout the ride!

    Helmets required for kids.

    Be sure to pack snacks, water, and sunscreen!

    Geared 4 Kids: Family Bike Ride

    June 10, 2012 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

    Get GEARED UP! Helmets, Bikes, Bells!

    Sunday, June 10th
    10:30am-1:00pm
    Memorial Park, Albany

    Meet at playground (Portland and Carmel)

    This month's route will be about 5 1/4 miles long and take us through both Albany and north Berkeley. There will be a few short, but steep hills, so eat a good breakfast. No riders left behind. :) Bring along snacks to share at our mid-route stop, and, or course, we'll have tunes to pedal to all throughout the ride!

    Ride ends at Aquatic Center if anyone's interested in swimming.

    Helmets required for kids.

    Tell the Story of Your Bikeway

    We are busy planning for a major Fall campaign to gain voter approval for the reauthorization of the Alameda County Transportation Sales Tax and the billion dollars it includes for new bike/ped projects. What better way to do this than to learn more about those who are enjoying bike projects already funded by this transportation sales tax–you!

    Hayward Mission Blvd poor pavement quality

    Assigned to:Unassigned
    Created:Michael Graff at May 11, 2012 - 11:14am
    Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
    Case ID:: -9756

    direction

    southbound

    type

    pothole or pavement cracks
    debris in shoulder
    hazardous drainage grate

    description

    This is the project that's rebuilding Mission Blvd (CA 238) through Hayward, funded by Alameda County sales taxes: http://www.actia2022.com/files/managed/Document/1857/MB238_Rte238_MissionFoothillJackson_Corridor_Improvement_SG_110120.pdf For bike-to-work-day, I rode home south along Mission Blvd from Foothill to Decoto. Most of Mission Blvd through Hayward now has decent shoulders, only rarely usurped for parking, so there was mostly no need to control the #2 lane on my bike. But the pavement quality in Hayward is horrible. The median with the trees is starting to look nice, though. I was just surprised that the asphalt is in such poor shape, considering how much paving has been going on through Hayward with this project. Starting around Union City, there's a wonderfully smooth, quiet, fresh paving job. I sure hope Hayward gets the same pavement quality soon. Maybe in time for BTWD 2013?

    Jurisdiction

    Linus black cruiser with Brooks saddle and handlebars

    location

    Inside a shop on 26th street, Oakland

    Jurisdiction

    Electra 2010 Townie

    location

    Russell St. off Telegraph at my house

    Jurisdiction

    Endless Cycles

    Shop Name

    Endless Cycles

    Location

    Endless Cycles
    20825 Nunes Ave
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    510-470-3551

    Discounts

    10% Parts/Accessories

    Jurisdiction

    Alameda County

    Area Cycles

    Shop Name

    Area Cycles

    Location

    Area Cycles
    3052 Castro Valley Blvd.
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    510-589-7191

    Discounts

    10% Parts/Accessories

    Jurisdiction

    Alameda County

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