The City of Albany is currently designing a project to complete the high-priority bikeway between the western end of the Marin Avenue bike lanes and the Buchanan overpass path to the Bay Trail. Three project options are under consideration, all of which pass through a USDA facility at the western end of the project area. The USDA is supporting study of two options, but has blocked study of the third option, which looks like the best for bicyclists, on the basis of homeland security. The Albany Traffic and Safety Commission will consider the USDA's position at 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 24th at the Albany Community Center (located at the intersection of Marin and Masonic/Ohlone Greenway). Please contact Albany Strollers & Rollers advocate Amy Smolens at firstname.lastname@example.org.