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Key Mtg for New Bike Traffic Signal Design at Hillegass/Ashby

March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

When: Wednesday March 19 at 7:00-8:30pm

Where: Willard Middle School in the Library, 2425 Stuart St, South Berkeley

From Parking to Paradise: An Evening with Donald Shoup

March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us on March 19th at the Ed Roberts Campus for an interactive and engaging evening with Professor Donald Shoup! He is widely-regarded as the expert on better parking policies to improve our cities, the economy and the environment and author of The High Cost of Free Parking.

For more information about the event and to register, click here.

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Community Workshop

February 3, 2014 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Date: Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Time: 4:30PM to 7:30PM

Location: Berkeley Public Library, 3rd Floor, Community Room – 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley CA 94704

The Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project invites you to a Community Open House!

Review project goals and timeline

Meet the Design Team

Tunnel Road Update

Tunnel Road Update

 

Your emails of support and personal stories provided during public comments at many neighborhood meetings have secured a way forward for building a better bikeway up Tunnel Road. The bike lane design is a compromise for sure but also an iterative plan designed to create a safe bike route with a series of improvements as soon as possible, a goal all stakeholders have agreed to. Given intense neighborhood concerns for parking, some on-street parking spots are retained.

Phase 1 of the plan includes a bike lane most of the uphill route, except for the stretch between Oak Ridge and The Uplands, where there will be parking restrictions during commute hours and on weekends, leaving a wide shoulder for you to ride up Tunnel Road more safely. We expect Berkeley to implement this phase by March next year, a few months after the 4th Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel opens.

Bicycling Across Africa: Cairo to Cape Town presentation Friday Oct 18 noon

October 18, 2013 - 11:45am to 2:00pm

Oct 18 – noon -held at the Berkeley City Club (2315 Durant Ave  Berkeley), the weekly City Commons Club luncheon: If you missed the Sierra Club dinner last month, here’s a chance to enjoy a presentation by our fellow EBBC member Phil Mumford on a fascinating four-month, 7,500-mile, trip by bicycle through Africa from the deserts of Egypt and Sudan, to the mountain

Sunday Streets Berkeley

October 13, 2013 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday Streets Berkeley returns on Sunday October 13, 2013!

11am - 4pm
Shattuck Ave from Haste to Rose
SundayStreetsBerkeley.com

Invite your friends on Facebook here!  

Picture by Randall Hauser

Cycle, stroll, dance, discover, skate and play in the open street!

Sunday Streets Berkeley opens the heart of the city’s major car-traffic corridor to pedestrians, cyclists, all kinds of active transportation and FREE recreational and social activities such as: pedal-powered music, salsa dancing, skating, chess games, soccer, yoga and Pilates classes, free bike repair, cargo bike test rides, hands-on science engagement activities, and more. Businesses along the route, musicians, artists, restaurateurs and community organizations use the instant public parkways creatively, providing spontaneity and discovery. 

For a full list of Activities see SundayStreetsBerkeley.com

Decisive Meeting for Tunnel Road Bike Lanes Oct 9 & Oct 17

October 9, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Now is our best opportunity to meet with neighbors of Tunnel Road to impress upon them why safe bike lanes on Tunnel Road are so important, and why we fought hard for these bike lanes as mitigation for Caltrans building a 4th bore to the Caldecott Tunnel.

Here is a PDF showing the current watered down bikeway design for Tunnel Road


Tunnel Road Bike Lanes Key Mtg:

Wednesday, October 9
7:00-9:00pm
John Muir Elementary School
Claremont & Ashby

A Bikeway Forward for Tunnel Road

A Bikeway Forward for Tunnel Road

Your emails of support and personal stories provided during public comments at many neighborhood meetings have secured a way forward for building a better bikeway up Tunnel Road.

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Berkeley

Bike Lanes Behind Bus Bulbs, Tunnel Rd Bike Lanes on Berkeley Trans Comm Oct 17

October 17, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

AC Transit agrees with your East Bay Bicycle Coalition that bike lanes behind bus bulbs are a good thing. They eliminate the decision a bus driver needs to make to pull around you or behind you approaching a bus stop. They also give you a safe way to pass the bus while it is stopped.

We are pushing for this bike safety improvement as part of a $10 million service upgrade for the Line 51A/51B in Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda. AC Transit thinks it’s a good idea. But Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda need to agree.

Bus bulbs avoid the need for buses to pull out of and back into traffic, which is a major cause of bus delays. They also help to keep the bus more level so you don’t spill your coffee while onboard. Seattle is taking the lead on bike lanes behind bus bulbs, as shown in the photo. The bike lane will be designed and marked for pedestrian crossings and the bus bulb and sidewalks will include curb cuts for good ADA access. 

What you can do:

In coordination with the Cities of Berkeley, Oakland and Alameda invites the public to a community meeting on:

  • Berkeley Transportation Commission, Thursday October 17, 7:00-9:00pm, North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.

Berkeley Bike Station: Three Years Above Ground EBBC Fundraising Party

October 12, 2013 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Join the Berkeley Bike Station to celebrate their third year of parking bikes for free in the above ground location with a fundraiser party for the East Bay Bicycle Coalition!

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