Hearst Avenue Protected Bike Lanes Coming this December

Hearst Avenue Protected Bike Lanes Coming this December

Staff has promised additional protected bike lanes and bus boarding islands

Berkeley Affordable Housing Bike Tour

May 19, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join a bike tour of 17 affordable housing sites in Berkeley from 2 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, May 19th. Tour starts and ends at the office of Resources for Community Development, 2220 Oxford Street in Berkeley. We will see a wide range of affordable housing including family apartments, housing for seniors and people living with disabilities, and developments that house the formerly homeless. Route is mostly flat, approximately 10 miles.

Green Bikeways for Hearst: Updates from the City of Berkeley

Green Bikeways for Hearst: Updates from the City of Berkeley

At a time when cities are facing budget cuts and reducing staff, Berkeley is pushing ahead with several bikeway projects and initiatives to make the city more walkable and more bikeable. It’s a good thing that transportation funding is steady for projects, if not enough. Many of the Berkeley’s bikeway improvements were highlighted at the June 25 meeting of the Berkeley Bicycle Subcommittee, where the City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Planner, Eric Anderson, had a lot of exciting updates to share with a group of 18 interested residents. Anderson led a discussion of the Hearst Avenue Corridor Study and its proposed road diet, green bikeway features, and significantly improved pedestrian crossings.

  • Green Bikeways Proposed on Hearst Avenue The City of Berkeley is working with UC Berkeley on many exciting bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Hearst Avenue, between Shattuck Ave and Gayley Road, the entire north side of campus. Most exciting is a road diet, bringing Hearst down from 4 lanes in each direction to 2 lanes with bike lanes and a center median. A road diet not only makes pedestrian crossings much safer and allows space for bike lanes, it also improves traffic flow significantly. Advocates will also get green bike lanes and advance stop boxes at the intersection of Hearst and Oxford, and possibly at the intersection with Le Conte. East of Le Conte, a separated buffered bike lane and a new sidewalk is proposed, up to Euclid and North Gate. In the downhill direction, green-backed bike sharrows are proposed in a shared lane arrangement, which should be sufficient given the downhill on this stretch of Hearst. Sign up on our Hearst Avenue Bikeway Mailing List to keep updated.

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February 28

Berkeley Bicycle Subcommittee
February 28, 2011

In attendance: Eric McCaughrin, Eric Anderson, Robert Prinz, Julie Griswald, Dave Campbell, Smith Francis, Andrea

Announcements: Bike-Friendly Business Award nomination are opened thru March 24

Staff Updates:

Bike Station-complaints of cyclists on sidewalk in front of the Bike Station. Parking space removed for bike entrance to Bike Station. Discussion to be had in Summer ’11 about the subsidy for the Bike Station;

Bridge the Bay Fundraiser a huge success

Bridge the Bay Fundraiser a huge success

EBBC Board Member Fast Freddie Rodriguez and
Executive Director Renee Rivera

This past rainy Thursday night the David Brower Center in Berkeley was filled with elected officials, bike racers, everyday cyclists, recreational riders, transportation consultants and people of all ages, mingling, enjoying good food and drink and competing for great deals on bikes, tours and bike art. Everyone had one thing in common and that is the vision of a Bay Bridge with a world-class bikeway the length of the bridge, connecting our East Bay communities with jobs and destinations in San Francisco.

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition would like to send out a great big bike-friendly Thank You to all who came out to our February 24th Bridge the Bay Fundraiser to build support for a continuous path on the Bay Bridge connecting Oakland and San Francisco.

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Berkeley Bike Subcomittee Meeting

October 25, 2010 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue (at MLK)
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Oct 25, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Meeting Agenda attached

Traffic Skills 101: Berkeley

August 23, 2010 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Traffic Skills 101 Classroom Workshop

Monday, August 23, 2010
Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!
3.5-hour classroom course, teaches basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, rights and responsibilities. Adults 14 and over. No bike needed.

Register for this free Berkeley class

Family Cycling Workshop: Berkeley

May 16, 2010 - 9:00am to 11:30pm

The family that rides together thrives together!

Register for this Family Cycling Workshop

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan Nears Completion

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan Nears Completion

City of Berkeley is finalizing environmental clearance of its comprehensive Pedestrian Master Plan. The Transportation Commission is recommending that a dedicated pedestrian fund (similar to the dedicated bike fund) be used to speed implementation. Many of the proposed projects would benefit cyclists too – through traffic calming and intersection improvements. The City will accept comments on the CEQA Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) document until 5 p.m. on February 11, 2010. After that, it will go to Council. The Plan has some interesting map data, including survey of pedestrian counts, and SWITRS accident data:

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