EBBC General Membership Meeting

Join us for our monthly General Membership meeting in a new (temporary) location. Meet at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland.

The meeting begins promptly at 7:30pm. The agenda will include the following discussions:

R = Report A = Action

AGENDA (final)

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Approval of April and May minutes as published in rideOn
  3. T-shirts and stickers subcom A
  4. July 4 Events at Oakland JLS and Berkeley Marina A
  5. Oakland Bike Lane Petition next steps A
  6. Update on Measure AA, $500 EBRPD bond for Nov ballot and EBBC successes (EB Greenway and overcome threat to Bay Trail reported in June rideOn). R
  7. Report from BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force R
  8. Caldecott Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) lawsuit R
  9. Election results and implications for bicyclists State Legislation Report
    AB 1358 (Leno) Complete Streets R
    AB 2971 (Desaulnier) Fair Share for Safety & Bikeway Construction on Bridges and Major thoroughfares R

PROGRAM: Transportation 2035 Plan--a mode shift is possible!

MTC "Change in Motion" Video, Online Survey, review of 3 Spending Scenarios, letter writing (bring a pen!)

Over the next 5 weeks, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be making critical decisions about investments for the $200+ billion, 25-year Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

We're asking you to take action now in support of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition Platform for Active Transportation, along with the platform of our close ally, the Transportation Land Use Coalition (both drafted with EBBC input/support). With your help, we can win more funding for Bay Area bike/ped programs so that we can build out our Regional Bikeway Network, and make it safer and more convenient to walk or bike to transit and schools.

This funding plan only happens every four years, so it is imperative we let the Commission know NOW our transportation investment priorities.

Even if you cannot join us to learn about the latest news and preview the MTC survey, there are two very important actions you can take:
1. Take 2 minutes and fill out MTC's web survey
2. Take another 2 minutes and Email your MTC Commissioners today and ask him/her to support BABC's investment recommendations:

Scott Haggerty, County Supervisor

Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley

Federal Glover, County Supervisor

Amy Worth, City of Orinda Councilmember

Sample Letter (we encourage handwritten letters as the most effective communication tool, bring an envelope and we'll add postage!)

Dear Commissioner __________,

As a resident of _________, (at the meeting we'll help you add a personal intro sentence on BTWD mode shift, Safe Routes to Transit, or a local success or barrier.)

Thank you for voting to adopt ambitious greenhouse gas, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), congestion, safety, and affordability goals for the T2035 regional transportation plan (RTP). I'm writing to urge you to make investments that support these goals. As a member of East Bay Bicycle Coalition I support the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and the Transportation and Land Use Coalition's RTP platforms.

Specifically, I'm asking you to:
• Increase funding for the Regional Bikeway Network to $1.5 billion over the next 25 years (including building out important public access segments on bridges).
• Increase funding for Safe Routes to Transit by investing an additional $10 million/year for the next 25 years.
• Create a new Safe Routes to Schools grant program and fund it at $10 million/year for the next 25 years.
• Fully fund the proposed Transportation Climate Action Campaign at $184 million over the next 5 years.
• Increase funding for the TLC land use program to $1.5 billion over 25 years.

Thank you for your consideration.
xxxxxx, City, County