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Piedmont Bicycle Plan at Planning Commission

February 11, 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Dear Piedmonter: On Monday February 11, 2013, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing to discuss an initial draft outline of what should be in the City's combined Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (with a "Safe Routes to School" component). Attached is a summary of the project along with the proposed draft outline. Both are also located on the City's website with links to more information on bicycle and pedestrian plans in general. The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, at 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611.

Piedmont Planning Commission takes up Piedmont's Bicycle Plan

September 18, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, the Piedmont City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint meeting to vote on expanding the scope of the upcoming City's Bicycle Plan, and combining it with a Pedestrian Plan (including a Safe Routes to School section). We need to show our support for this proposal. Currently, the city has dedicated precious little funding to developing their first ever Bicycle Plan.

Piedmont Getting Organized Around Its 1st Ever Bicycle Plan

If you ride in Piedmont, you can help prioritize their streets for bike improvements. The City of Piedmont is ready to join the other 13 cities in Alameda County and develop a bicycle plan. We are ready to provide a lot of input and you can help.

We are pushing for successful elements of a Bicycle Plan such as a Complete Streets Policy, a Safe Routes to School Plan, Measurable Goals, a specific Implementation Plan, and much more. Read our joint letter below. For now, there are two things we need you to do. What you can do:

  • Contact the City of Piedmont and let them know you want more than $16,000 directed to development of the Bicycle Plan and you want a cooperative public engagement process. Send an email to Kate Black, City Planner, City of Piedmont
, and let the City know how important this new Bicycle Plan is to you and that it is important that Piedmont develop a great Bicycle Plan.
  • Sign up here for our Piedmont Bicycle Plan Mailing List and we will notify you personally about the first public workshop this Fall.

Piedmont Organizing Meeting for Upcoming Bicycle Plan

June 27, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join EBBC members at the home of Duncan Watry in Piedmont to get energized for Piedmont's first Bicycle Plan. Duncan is welcoming everyone who is interested in strategizing about needed bike improvements in the City of Piedmont and we want your good ideas. Secure bike parking in Duncan's garage.

Piedmont Bicycle Plan Organizing Meeting
Wednesday, June 27, 7:30-9:00pm
House of Duncan Watry
20 Jerome Ave, at Oakland Ave.

Please RSVP to Duncan Watry for a head count. Thanks and see you there.

pothole on Park Blvd.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at December 31, 2011 - 5:14pm
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -9388

direction

westbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

There is a deep pothole on westbound Park Blvd. near Zion Lutheran Church. Unfortunately it was in shadow when I hit it, so I didn't have time dodge and blew out my rear tire :-(

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Pavement cracks in roadway on Oakland Ave (Piedmont) make it hazardous when cycling uphlll, especially with traffic.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:mxs4ever at October 20, 2011 - 10:31am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority enhancement)
Case ID:: -9224

direction

eastbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

http://g.co/maps/gz2c5 - link to google maps showing picture of hazard described below. Oakland Ave heading East up into Piedmont is a series of concrete squares - the seams between the squares create a rut in the roadway (pavement cracks). Especially hazardous towards bottom of hill as you ride upwards since you are stuck between parked cars and traffic to the left and the rut is right in your path. If you ride to the left of it, you are forced to ride in traffic and cars are heading up quickly up Oakland Ave as you slowly climb up the hill. A little tricky. Would be nice if road was paved so there wasn't the groove in the road. hazard is both eastbound and west bound but traveling westbound, you can ride more in the roadway with traffic since you are traveling at a speed similar to vehicles. Eastbound, you are moving much more slowly than vehicle traffic, therefore, you need to ride closer to the right side of raodway.

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Pedalfest Bike Party Afterparty

October 22, 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Gather at Jack London Sq at 5pm
Roll at 5:30
End at Mosswood Park (MacArthur & Broadway) around 10

You know what would cap off a day celebrating pedal powered transportation? Why a bike ride of course!

Rose Avenue @ Grand/Pleasant Valley Bike sensor doesn't work.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Len Gilbert at September 16, 2011 - 3:12pm
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -9169

direction

northbound

type

traffic signal not triggered by bicycle

description

The sensors on Rose never trigger the light. You have to dismount, move to the sidewalk, and press the button. The sensors work fine for cars. Since this is a relatively new light and right next to Piedmont's only bike lane, it seems that it should be bike-aware.

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Slick tar strips on Moraga Ave.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Ian McDonald at March 1, 2011 - 1:29pm
Status:Resolved (Class III (no special facility) / Priority enhancement)
Case ID:: -8486

direction

westbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks
other

description

Cracks in the asphalt along Westbound Moraga Ave., especially below the intersection with Highland, have been filled (years ago) with a tar-like sealant. When wet in rain or even a slight drizzle, they become very slippery. Long stretches of Moraga Ave. have multiple slippery black strips right in the line of travel, especially dangerous when rounding the downhill curves. More than once my tires have slipped when hitting these patches, but fortunately I have not gone down. Reported on 2/28/11 to Heather in Piedmont PW department and mentioned that many of the cracks look like they need re-sealing. When that takes place I recommended scoring the seal material, or adding sand - anything to make them less slippery. She took my number, promised to have someone look into it, and call me back.

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Lots of gravel in the bike lane on Grand Ave

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at February 26, 2011 - 8:03pm
Status:Resolved (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -8481

type

debris in shoulder

description

Gravel covers several sections of the Bike Lane on Grand Ave between Rose and Green Bank Ave. The places where the gravel is thickest is on curves going towards the grand lake neighborhood.

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