City Council is voting tonight at 6pm on whether to move forward with the proposed conceptual design for Hopkins Street in North Berkeley. We are also thrilled to see Councilmember Kesarwani’s supplemental item proposing to extend protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements from Gilman to San Pablo!
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and vocal opposition fighting these much needed safety improvements for people walking and biking. Please join us in writing to City Council and calling into the City Council meeting to show our support for a complete Hopkins street that keeps our community safe and healthy, supports businesses, and reduces emission. Talking points include approving the proposed conceptual design with Walk Bike Berkeley, North Berkeley Now!, and Bike East Bay’s proposed changes.
In adopting the City’s Climate Action Plan, Vision Zero Action Plan, and Bicycle Plan and approving the Hopkins Corridor Placemaking and Traffic Study, Council chose to prioritize safety improvements on this high-injury corridor. Approving the conceptual design with our additions and changes will further all of the ambitious goals set out in these adopted City plans.
Take action today:
1) Send a Letter to Council
2) Call into Tonight’s Meeting