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Iron Horse Trail construction fence north of Amador Valley creates hazard

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:prathmann at July 14, 2010 - 8:56pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -7290

type

other

description

Repair work (broken pipeline??) is being done next to the Iron Horse Trail 0.4 miles north of Amador Valley and south of Alcosta in Dublin. A chainlink fence has been set across the entire trail and a detour path created in soft dirt on the east side. My concern is that the fence is not marked with any reflective tape or other materials and is not readily seen in the dark even with a decent bike headlight (the trail is nominally open until 10pm but continues to be used even later). There are no signs warning of the closure in advance of the fence. A cyclist running into the fence could be seriously injured. Furthermore, the dirt detour path has some very soft sections that can be hazardous for narrow road bike tires - again without any warning signs.

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East Alameda County Tranportation Forum

April 15, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Dublin City Hall
100 Civic Plaza (@ Dublin Blvd.)
Dublin

Join the Alameda County Transportation Authority's Community Advisory Committee public transportation forum at Dublin City Hall. Find out how your Measure B half-cent sales tax dollars are improving local mobility options in the Tri-Valley area.

Topics of special interest to area cyclists:

Gateway Park Public Workshop #1

February 25, 2010 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us to participate in planning the world class Bay Trail access to the Bay Bridge Pathway.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
5 – 6:30 p.m. open house
6:30 – 9 p.m. presentations/discussion

Location:
MTC MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, first floor auditorium
(opposite Lake Merritt BART Station, BikeLink elockers available)

For more information please visit:
http://www.ebbc.org/?q=node/5012
http://www.baybridgegatewaypark.org/

Bay Trail Still Faces Roadblocks

“The Bay Trail needs to be treated as a transportation facility,” said Robert Raburn of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. “If it’s not going to be treated as a serious transportation facility, then I’m going to have to turn my back on it and say, ‘Look, we’re going to go after getting bike lanes on the street.”

Gravel across road on a downhill corner

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at January 27, 2010 - 12:02pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -4935

direction

southbound

type

other

description

gravel has washed across Wildcat Canyon Road on the last chicane corner approaching Southpark Drive going downhill this occurs every time it rains more than lightly

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Very sharp turn with steep dropoff penalty if misjudged

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Nuboatwork at November 20, 2009 - 2:16pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -4696

direction

eastbound

type

other

description

Near the northern terminus of Iron Horse Trail there is an intersection leading to DeAnza trail. This intersection is at the foot of a trail bridge. Traveling northbound and attempting a right turn, the angle of intersection requires a sharp turn of approximately 140 degrees. Due to the bridge construction, the cyclist cannot improve the turning line. There is structure right up to the point of intersection, and if the rider attempts to approach wide left before turning right, they risk accidents with other riders approaching from behind. There is also a post in the middle of the bridge entrance to complicate matters. If the rider mis-judges and can't make a sufficiently sharp turn and goes wide, they are rewarded with a sharp dropoff off of the path of between 18 and 24 inches into a narrow ditch with a chain link fence on the other side.

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Carquinez Benicia Grand Scenic Cycle Loop

Carquinez Benicia Grand Scenic Cycle Loop

The August 2009 opening of a new bike path has opened an excellent bridge-to-bridge recreational loop ride over the Benicia–Martinez and Carquinez Bridges. The basic route is 25 miles, accessible by public transit, quite scenic, and consisting almost entirely of pleasant to ride roads. The route has restrooms and water, and at least three good cities to purchase lunch in.

Tracks to Trails

BART sponsors "Tracks to Trails" on Iron Horse Trail July 11
Join BART and the East Bay Regional Park District for "Tracks to Trails" along the Iron Horse Trail on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can "walk, run, roll or ride" in the event, which aims to showcase how "Tracks connect to Trails."

West Oakland Green Scene

Eco-focused festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

Stop by and say hi at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland's table.

Get all the details and directions at ebparks.org

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