Volunteer Night at EBBC HQ - Earth Day Edition

3301 E12th St, Suite 143
Fruitvale Village next to Bikestation
Fruitvale BART

Come on down to the EBBC office for the latest volunteer night. Help out with various activities to get ready for Bike to Work Day. Dinner and drinks provided.

EBBC Volunteer Night - Tax Day Edition

3301 E. 12th, Suite 143
Fruitvale Village next to the Bikestation
Fruitvale BART

Good company + Good pizza = Good times at EBBC HQ

Join other bike loving volunteers at the EBBC office. Help out with Bike to Work Day and other important jobs for the coalition. Short on time? Just drop on by to say hi and pick up BTWD posters.

Come on down and soothe the sting of Tax Day. Have dinner on us!

Can't make it tonight? Remaining volunteer nights are April 22 and 29.

Volunteer Night @ EBBC HQ - Pizza & Good Company

Wednesday Nights in April are Volunteer Nights at the EBBC Office, 5:00-8:00pm 3301 E. 12th, Suite 143 in the Fruitvale Village next to the Fruitvale Bikestation. Starting April 1, join us for pizza and cold beverages and help highlight and scribble renewal reminders on newsletter labels or other tasks for Bike to Work Day.

Federal Complete Streets Act of 2009

Federal Complete Streets Act of 2009

In 2008 the Complete Streets Act came within a handful of votes from passing. This year, we have a real opportunity to garner sufficient votes in support of the Complete Streets Act of 2009 introduced in Congress by Senator Thomas Harkin (D-IA) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA).

Let’s make every road a good road for bicyclists! Please continue reading.

EBBC Minutes 2-17-09 - Draft

EBBC Minutes 2-17-09 - Draft

East Bay Bicycle Coalition
Minutes of the General Membership Meeting on February 17, 2009
Rockridge Library, Oakland

Draft for approval

Board members present: Dave Campbell, Dave Favello, Bruce “Ole” Ohlson, Craig Hagelin, Mary Norton, Leo DuBose; also Robert Raburn, ED.

Others include: (see attendance sheet for full list of those present)

Minutes from the Board & General Membership Meeting of January 20, 2009 were approved.

Review of 2009 Event Calendar

EBBC Board of Directors

WHERE: Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 Manila Ave

The EBBC Board meets just before our regular monthly meeting. Several important items are on the agenda, including:

A=Action R=Report

  1. Recess into Closed Session Discussion, Pending Litigation - A
  2. Report on Closed Session - R
  3. 2009 Bike to Work Day budget - A
  4. Outreach Coordinator interview subcommittee A

Report hazards, potholes can lead to the hospital

Report hazards, potholes can lead to the hospital

Recent rains have added to the number of hazardous potholes on popular bikeways.

One of EBBC’s most successful advocacy efforts is our Hazard Reporting Program (click “Hazards” on the top bar). We take your grassroots report and send it to the correct jurisdiction and department along with a liability notice.

Guess what? The majority of your hazard reports result in quick action. After all, prudent officials prefer to send out a repair crew rather than pay $$$ millions for an injury settlement.

Please help us get the roads repaired. Next time you encounter a hazard to bicycling that can be readily corrected by a maintenance crew, take note of the next cross street and report the hazard location and your direction of travel.

Let’s also toast to Ian MacDonald, EBBC’s “hazard guy” who follows-up on all reports.

Retreat Pictures

Retreat Pictures

EBBC's annual retreat was Jan 31. If you missed it (and for those who attended) here are pictures of the happenings that day. This was my second retreat, of many to come, and the best yet.

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EBBC 2009 Retreat

EBBC’s overnight weekend Annual Retreat will be held at the Hidden Villa Hostel, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills.

Hope everyone made it home OK from the Retreat

Thanks everyone for a great Annual Retreat!

Caldecott Fourth Bore Coalition

FBC Partners
EBBC’s partners in the Caldecott Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) have sued Caltrans to consider reasonable transit-bike alternatives to single-minded freeway expansion, and to mitigate for the traffic, greenhouse gas emissions, noise, and unsustainable growth that added freeway lanes threaten to bring to the East Bay.


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