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US Dept of Transportation Awards $10.2 Million to the East Bay Bicycle and Pedestrian Network

US Dept of Transportation Awards $10.2 Million to the East Bay Bicycle and Pedestrian Network


The East Bay Regional Park District has received a $10.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete its East Bay Bicycle and Pedestrian Network.

EBBC Executive Director Rick Rickard
and WOBO Executive Director Kassie Rohrbach
with Congressman Jerry McNerney

“We are pleased to see that a number of projects we worked on for many years are now being funded by the Park District,” stated Rick Rickard, Acting Executive Director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. “With our focus on Safe Routes to Transit, we are especially pleased to see that the Park District is prioritizing projects that get people walking and bicycling to regional transit. These projects will close critical gaps in our bikeway network.”

Iron Horse Trail Community Meeting in Pleasanton

September 29, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The East Bay Regional Park District and the City of Pleasanton are hosting the second of three community meetings to discuss the 1.6 mile extension of the Iron Horse Trail from Santa Rita Road to the Pleasanton/Dublin BART Station. Closing this gap will complete the trail through Pleasanton.

The meeting will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main Street in Pleasanton on Wednesday, September 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Snacks and drinks will be provided by the EBRPD.

Multiple significant bumps in the path caused by tree roots.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:RichT at September 7, 2010 - 11:26am
Status:New (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -7735

direction

northbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks
other

Location

On the MUP near the corner of Shoreline and Westline
94501 Alameda
US

description

Believed to be in the jurisdiction of the EBRPD - Crab Cove. There are multiple significant bumps in the asphalt path caused by tree roots. Someone made an attempt to highlight the bumps with paint - but because of the slight hill on approach it is likely that they will not be seen. One bump would be OK-ish - but there are several bumps spaced across a few feet. Seems almost guaranteed to throw a cyclist.

Jurisdiction

2 sections of Tilden's Wilcat Cyn Rd would benefit from "Rough Road" signs

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Mitch Cohen at July 28, 2010 - 11:31am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority enhancement)
Case ID:: -7397

direction

westbound

type

other

Location

Wildcat Canyon Rd .4 & .7 miles "east" of S Park Dr
Orinda
US

description

there are several significant "bulges" in the roadway that make it difficult for bikes to ride at the shoulder to let cars pass. these are approximately .4 & .7 miles "east" of S Park Dr., heading "westbound" Assuming it's hard & costly to fix the road, it would be useful to post "Rough Road" and "Share the Road" signs so cars will be more patient with cyclists who cannot give them more room to pass.

Jurisdiction

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

Location

Iron Horse Trail in Dublin 0.4 miles north of Amador Valley Blvd
Dublin
US

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.

Jurisdiction

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

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

Location

Wildcat Canyon Road near Southpark Drive
Berkeley
US

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

Jurisdiction

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