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Internships for Bike to Work Day

Internships for Bike to Work Day

Internship Openings for Bike to Work Day

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is seeking motivated and energized interns to work on Bike to Work Day planning, promotion and implementation for the big event scheduled May 13, 2010. EBBC is offering a $500 stipend for each intern position, which is a part-time position, with at least an 8-week commitment and flexible hours.

We have several areas of focus for each intern position:

    Thanks for your support in 2009–Get ready for our biggest year yet in 2010

    Thanks for your support in 2009–Get ready for our biggest year yet in 2010


    The East Bay Bicycle Coalition thanks all of our members, supporters, sponsors and business partners for working with us in 2009 to make the East Bay more bicycle friendly. Bicycling sure increased in a big way this past year and we of course have even bigger plans for 2010.

    You can make a year-end donation or give the gift of membership to support our efforts at www.ebbc.org/donate. We also thank everyone who rides, who build bikes, who fix bikes, who maintain bikes, and heck we even thank motorists for slowing down and watching for bicyclists.

    Thanks again and Happy Holidays.

    Dave Campbell
    Program Director
    East Bay Bicycle Coalition

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    Pot hole at corner of Newell and Lilac (south of Walnut Creek)

    Assigned to:Unassigned
    Created:prathmann at December 20, 2009 - 6:02pm
    Status: (other / Priority minor)
    Case ID:: -4794

    direction

    eastbound

    type

    pothole or pavement cracks

    description

    The pot hole is at the southwest corner of the intersection of Lilac and Newell along a popular bicycling route that bypasses busy parts of Walnut Creek. Now that the rainy season has arrived, the depth of the hole is frequently hidden by standing water making it more hazardous.

    Jurisdiction

    EBMUD Water Hole Cap Missing, San Pablo Dam Rd., El Sobrante

    Assigned to:Unassigned
    Created:Visitor (not verified) at December 3, 2009 - 4:09pm
    Status:Resolved (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
    Case ID:: -4741

    direction

    eastbound

    type

    other

    description

    An EBMUD Water Pipe is missing its cap in the right eastbound lane of San Pablo Dam Rd., El Sobrante, opposite the building with address of 3345 San Pablo Dam Rd. Bicyclist's wheel could become caught and a fall could result. Photos are available upon request. Please contact: Derek Liecty, Member EBBC spoker@sbcglobal.net and advise how photos might be sent.

    Jurisdiction

    The road has corroded away leaving major pot holes.

    Assigned to:Unassigned
    Created:g.fizzles at October 20, 2009 - 3:52pm
    Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
    Case ID:: -4442

    direction

    northbound

    type

    pothole or pavement cracks
    bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked

    description

    The road has fallen apart leaving major pot holes that could be fatal to a bicycle. Also there is no clear bike land there.

    Jurisdiction

    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.

    Benicia-Martinez Bridge Path Dedication

    August 29, 2009 - 8:30am

    Bike/Ped Path located on west side of older (1962) bridge

    Be one of the first to walk or bike across the Benicia-Martinez Bridge.

    On Saturday, August 29, the new pedestrian/bicycle path on the Benicia-Martinez Bridge will officially open, and the public is invited to join the celebration. The event will begin at 8:30am with a ribbon-cutting in Martinez, followed by the main opening ceremony and a bicycle rodeo in Benicia. Coffee, pastries and possibly even a momento will be provided. Please download the invitation and detailed approach maps from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Note that return trips from Benicia may have to await the main ceremony.

    DIRECTIONS - Join the ride!

    TO THE BRIDGE - Join the Grizzly Peak Cyclists (GPC) for a short ride from North Concord BART to Martinez. Meet at the BART station at 9:00 and roll out at 9:15. Although we will miss the opening ceremony, we will still be among the first to ride over the bridge to Benicia. The route continues to Benicia and Vallejo, and returns to the East Bay via the Zampa Bridge path (Details: GPC Rides). In case you miss the group, you can also consult EBBC’s Map 2: East of the Hills for route options between N Concord BART and Martinez. There will be a picnic at Benicia State Recreation Area, located between Benicia and Vallejo. Bring your food with you or buy some along the way. For more info contact Phil Morton (pmorton AT lmi DOT net).

    Another option is to take your bicycle on-board the Amtrak Capitol #720 arriving at 8:09am in Martinez (MTZ) and then pedal 1-mile east on Marina Vista to the signed bridge path to Benicia.

    Transbay Bicycle Options During a BART Strike

    Transbay Bicycle Options During a BART Strike

    Information current as of 7:10pm on 8/16/09
    According to BART The strike has been called off. There will be normal service on 8/17.

    Information current as of 7:30pm on 8/13/09
    In the event of a BART strike, what are the transbay travel options for bicyclists?

    Benecia Bridge Bike Path

    Benecia Bridge Bike Path

    On Saturday, July 25, I took some photos while crossing the Benecia Bridge on the new bike/ped path.

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