Fremont

Fremont Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

August 15, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Next meeting is August 15, 7:00-9:00pm, City Hall, 39550 Liberty St.

These meetings are open to the public and the agenda for the next meeting will be posted soon.

Alameda Canal Trail exit onto Mission Blvd in Fremont is extremely hazardous due to poor design

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Robert Prinz at April 22, 2012 - 6:19pm
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -9697

type

other

Location

Alameda Canal Trail and Mission Blvd
94536 Fremont
US

description

The Alameda Canal Trail exit onto southbound Mission Blvd in Fremont is extremely hazardous due to incredibly poor design.-------------------------- I have included some pictures to illustrate, but basically the path enters into the street just as auto traffic is merging across the bike lane into a left turn lane. The traffic here is already moving exceedingly fast (signed at 45 but usually 55+) and a view of the path exit is basically blocked by a bridge railing. There is no advance warning to motorists to be on the lookout for cyclists entering the roadway, and even if they were aware there is very little opportunity to react and avoid a collision.-------------------------- The Alameda Canal Trail is very popular with families and children which makes this crossing even more dangerous, but I wouldn't even suggest that fit, experienced cyclists use it.-------------------------- Suggestions to help mitigate the danger might include: -Lower the speed limit on this segment to 35mph or less -Start the bike lane here on the right hand curb and have the left turn lane begin further down the street where visibility is better -Use green paint close to the intersection to indicate the area where motorists should expect cyclists to merge across to the left -Install "slow, bicycle crossing ahead" warning signs on the right side of southbound Mission Blvd as it approaches the path exit -Use additional paint and signage to make the path exit more visible -Connect the southbound Mission Blvd bike lane on the bridge to the bike lane past the path exit with dashed white lines, so motorists are aware that they are merging across a bike space-------------------------- And my less diplomatic suggestion: -Fire the person who designed this street and replace them with someone who is not stuck in the 1960s'-------------------------- Please note, when I try to add an image I get the error message "An HTTP error 0 occurred. /?q=filefield/ahah/content_hazard_report/field_file_attachment/0". Please check this out and let me know once it has been fixed.

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Green/yellow signal phase too short for bikes at Walnut Ave and Mission Blvd in Fremont

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Robert Prinz at April 22, 2012 - 5:21pm
Status:Resolved (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -9696

direction

eastbound

type

other

Location

Walnut Ave at Mission Blvd
94536 Fremont
US

description

The green/yellow phase for Walnut Ave in Fremont as it crosses Mission Blvd (turning into Morrison Canyon Rd on the other side of Mission) is far too short, and there is no delay between when the light turns red for Walnut and green for Mission Blvd. I consider myself a pretty quick cyclist and am able to shift up and accelerate from a stop quickly, but even I was not able to get across this intersection before the light was red for me and already green for the cross traffic. In a low-light situation or one where a motorist was not paying attention this could end very badly. The signal timing here should be reconsidered and lengthened, especially considering that both Walnut and Mission are striped with bike lanes. I would also like to see a delay between the signal phases for a couple seconds where the light is red in all directions, to reduce the chance of collisions with late crossers. On a side note I also had to dip my bike to the pavement to get a green light while waiting here on Walnut Ave, so the loop detector sensitivity also needs adjusting. UPDATE 3-16-17: Wow - this was just submitted by Caltrans: "Your concern as submitted in the Maintenance Service Request has been addressed, and your ticket has been closed." Amazing that they had it open all these years!

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Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop - Fremont REI

June 3, 2012 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!
Free Bicycle Safety Class

This 3.5 hour interactive classroom course teaches the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. For adults 14 and over. No bike needed.

Register for this Fremont class

Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop - Fremont REI

April 29, 2012 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!
Free Bicycle Safety Class

This 3.5 hour interactive classroom course teaches the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. For adults 14 and over. No bike needed.

Register for this Fremont class

Fremont Bicycle Advisory Committee Mtg

March 21, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

To All Interested Parties:

Enclosed is the agenda for Fremont’s next Bicycle & Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting scheduled on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The agenda includes discussion of the Coyote Creek Bay Trail Study in south Fremont. The attendees will have an opportunity to provide input regarding the study. The meeting will be held at:

Development Service Center Building
39550 Liberty Street, Niles Room
FREMONT, CA 94538

Family Cycling Workshop - Fremont

April 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

The family that rides together thrives together! Safe road bicycling takes a lot more than balance, a helmet and a good attitude. Join the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s League Certified safety instructors for a day of fun games, safety drills, skills building, and a neighborhood ride.
Family Cycling Workshop photo

Kato Road Grade Separation/Road Closure Project construction starts in Fremont

‘Share the road’ signs will be placed on eastern and western ends of Warren Ave. between Kato Road and Warm Springs Blvd. during the next phase of construction. Roadway shoulders will be removed.

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