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.