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Berkeley Releases Draft Report for BRT Alignment

Berkeley Releases Draft Report for BRT Alignment

Matt Nichols, Principal Transportation Planner for the City of Berkeley, reports:



The City of Berkeley has just released a major new report entitled “BRT for Berkeley: A Proposal for Consideration”, which presents the staff proposal for a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for AC Transit’s proposed East Bay Bus Rapid Transit. An enormous amount of staff and consultant work went into the technical analysis summarized in the document. We sincerely hope it will serve as a useful starting point for a robust, fully-informed discussion among community members and their representatives.



The entire report can be downloaded from the city of Berkeley website. The key feature for cyclists in this proposal is the nearly continuous class II bike lanes along Telegraph Ave. – and the traffic-calming benefits of the road diet. There is much more in the report – cyclists are encouraged to study it carefully. The city will conduct a series of public meetings on the Plan:

  • Public Workshop - Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:30am-1:30pm Berkeley Central Public Library (3rd floor community meeting room)
  • Transportation Commission hearing – Thursday, October 29, 2009
  • Planning Commission hearing, Wednesday, November 18, 2009

AC Transit Public Meeting to Explain Service Cuts

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley
Take the bus: Lines 51, 52L, 79, FS

AC Transit is holding a series of community meetings to garner input on system wide service reductions. Like other transit agencies AC Transit must address huge budget deficits by cutting routes and increasing fares.

Can't make it tonight?

San Pablo Community Workshop for AC Transit Service Cuts

September 10, 2009 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

San Pablo Senior Center
1943 Church Lane
San Pablo
Take the bus: Lines 72, 72R, 76, L

AC Transit is holding a series of community meetings to garner input on system wide service reductions. Like other transit agencies AC Transit must address huge budget deficits by cutting routes and increasing fares.

Can't make it tonight?

For other meeting locations and details of proposed changes head over to AC Transit's website

Berkeley Community Workshop for AC Transit Service Cuts

September 8, 2009 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley
Take the bus: Lines 51, 52L, 79, FS

AC Transit is holding a series of community meetings to garner input on system wide service reductions. Like other transit agencies AC Transit must address huge budget deficits by cutting routes and increasing fares.

Can't make it tonight?

Transbay Bicycle Options During a BART Strike

Transbay Bicycle Options During a BART Strike

Information current as of 7:10pm on 8/16/09
According to BART The strike has been called off. There will be normal service on 8/17.

Information current as of 7:30pm on 8/13/09
In the event of a BART strike, what are the transbay travel options for bicyclists?

West Oakland Green Scene

Eco-focused festival at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

Stop by and say hi at Walk Oakland Bike Oakland's table.

Get all the details and directions at ebparks.org

AC Transit & BART Fares Increasing

AC Transit:
Bus fares are going up:

Local adult fares: $1.75 --> $2.00
Transbay: $3.50 --> $4.00

See all the changes here
Also, take a look at planned service cuts here

BART:

Save Your Bus! Take AC Transit's Survey

Save Your Bus! Take AC Transit's Survey

Like other public transit agencies, AC Transit is undergoing severe budget problems. With the elimination of state assistance for operations like salaries, maintenance, and gas they are looking at 15% service cuts just to stay afloat. They are asking riders to take a short survey to help them prioritize routes and to decide how and where to cut. This survey was also given out at the recent series of community meetings on service reductions.

AC Transit Service Cuts - Community Meeting in San Pablo

Maple Hall Community Center
13831 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo
Take lines 72, 72R, 76, L

AC Transit will be holding a series of community meetings to gather input on plans for service cuts due to its budget crisis.

Last opportunity:

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30pm—8:30pm
AC Transit General Offices
1600 Franklin Street
Downtown Oakland

AC Transit Service Cuts - Community Meeting in Berkeley

Monday, May 11, 6:30pm—8:30pm
West Berkeley Senior Center
1900 Sixth Street
Berkeley
Take lines 9, 19, 51, FS, G

AC Transit will be holding a series of community meetings to gather input on plans for service cuts due to its budget crisis.

Other opportunities:

Monday, May 18, 6:30pm—8:30pm
Maple Hall Community Center
13831 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo
Take lines 72, 72R, 76, L

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30pm—8:30pm
AC Transit General Offices

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