Important Bike Projects at Berkeley Transportation Commission

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please attend the March 21 meeting of the Berkeley Transportation Subcommittee to show your support for a new bike traffic signal and buffered bike lanes

Thanks to a lot of pressure from our members and from residents near the Caldecott Tunnel, the City of Berkeley has refined its plans for the Caldecott 4th Bore mitigation projects and is ready to approve our top priority bike projects. These includes a new bike traffic signal at Hillegass & Ashby intersection so that you can safely cross Ashby while biking down the Hillegass Bicycle Boulevard, and the shiny new buffered bike lane planned for much of Tunnel Road. This good news would not have been possible without your emails and phone calls of support to city staff. So, thank you.

However, we still have some work left to do. Opponents to these two bike projects are likely to show up at this Thursday’s Transportation Commission. We need people attend this meeting and join fellow EBBC members to show strong support for these important bike improvements. After the Transportation Commission approves these projects (hopefully), let’s celebrate. First round of drinks is on us!

Berkeley Transportation Commission
Thursday, March 21, 7:00-9:00pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave, at MLK Jr Way

If you can’t attend Thursday’s meeting:
Contact the Berkeley City Clerk and Farid Javendel, Senior Transportation Planner to have your email forwarded to City Council. Demand the City build a safe bike crossing of Ashby Ave at Hillegass and buffered bike lane on Tunnel Road!

Tunnel Road Bike Lanes/Hillegass Bike Signal Website

The new proposed buffered bike lanes on Tunnel Road in the uphill direction will look like this new one currently on the downhill side. These safer and more comfortable bike lanes will only happen with your active support. Please send an email to the City of Berkeley in support (see above) and attend the March 21 meeting of the Berkeley Transportation Commission, and bring your bicycling friends.