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.
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.
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.
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.