Some Cities Repave Streets Better than Others

Some Cities Repave Streets Better than Others

Dublin and Union City shine, Oakland and San Leandro far behind The Metropolitan Transportation Commission released the “Pavement Condition Of Bay Area Jurisdictions 2011” report on October 29, 2012 and the results are “fair to middling.” Roadway condition is expressed as the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) scores for each city. The PCI score is a numerical index between 0 and 100, based on a three year running average, which indicates the average condition of the roadway pavement in a jurisdiction. In Alameda County, PCI scores ranged from Very Good to At-Risk for the 14 cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City and the County of Alameda.

Regional Bicycle Program, Safe Routes to Schools in jeopardy at the MTC

January 13, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Your help is needed to defend the Regional Bicycle Program and Safe Routes to Schools, both at this Friday’s (Jan 13) Planning Committee Mtg of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and at the March 9 meeting of the Planning Committee of the MTC.

Let bikeways be heard in the Regional Transportation Plan “Call for Projects”

Let bikeways be heard in the Regional Transportation Plan “Call for Projects”

Now through April is our time to ask for big-ticket bike projects in the upcoming Regional Transportation Plan “Call for Projects.” Take a look at the list of bikeway projects below and make a call to your local planner/city staff and ask that your bikeway be included in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update. We are looking for “big ticket” projects of at least $1 million here. The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a long-range policy document that guides transportation funding decisions for the nine county Bay Area transportation system over a 25-year horizon. This includes bike projects for both Contra Costa and Alameda Countywide Transportation Plans–and guides what gets built. For example, all projects requesting state or federal funding must be consistent with this Plan.

INTRODUCED - SB 1061 (Hancock) Bay Bridge Pathway

Bill Number and Name: SB 1061: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Author: State Senator Loni Hancock (Berkeley)

Web link to bill language. SB 1061 Fact Sheet in a .pdf format.
CA Legislature’s 1061 Status Page

Summary: SB 1061 amends existing law (Section 30915) and adds Section 30914.2 of the Streets and Highways Code. This bill would include, among the projects that may be funded from state-owned toll bridge revenues, a major project on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consisting of a
bicycle-pedestrian-maintenance pathway linking the pathway on the replacement eastern span with San Francisco.

Background: You can send a support letter to Senator Hancock that is based on the " target="_blank">EBBC Justifications. If you live outside of Senate District 9, please encourage your legislator to support SB 1061. You can download a Sample Letter. Who’s my representative?

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Gateway Park Public Workshop #1

February 25, 2010 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us to participate in planning the world class Bay Trail access to the Bay Bridge Pathway.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
5 – 6:30 p.m. open house
6:30 – 9 p.m. presentations/discussion

MTC MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, first floor auditorium
(opposite Lake Merritt BART Station, BikeLink elockers available)

For more information please visit:

BIG CHANCE * Bay Bridge Bike Path * Weds, Jan 27 deadline

January 27, 2010 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Updated 1/7/10; 1/15/10; 1/21/10
Temporary end of East Span Pathway

Will this pathway ever reach San Francisco?

View at left of East Span tower construction cranes and Yerba Buena Island from end of skyway construction, showing elevated 15.5-ft wide Alexander Zuckermann Pathway (Alex was EBBC’s founder).

The current toll increase proposals are essential, but fail to address needed transportation improvements. Now is the time to address funding the West Span Bicycle-Pedestrian-Maintenance Pathway and expand transbay transit capacity.

Thanks for the great turn-out on Wednesday, Jan. 27. A full report is HERE.

While the below calls for action are out of date, our campaign continues and the background information is still useful. We will update this soon.


  • PLEASE COME: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 9:30am (note time change – arrive early and get a sign, fill out a speaker card!), MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth St, Oakland (opposite Lake Merritt BART)
  • PLEASE WRITE: Use our action page to send a form letter at:

    While the specific calls for action are out of date, the background information is useful and our campaign continues. We will update this page soon.

  • PLEASE CALL: your MTC Commissioner directly:
    If you prefer to contact them directly, you can find your two county commissioners and write, and preferably call, them to urge a vote in favor of FULL FUNDING of the “West Span Safety Path.” CONTACT INFO HERE. (Also contact BCDC and ABAG representatives who are at large.)

Help Save Millions in Funding for Better Bike Access to Transit

Help Save Millions in Funding for Better Bike Access to Transit

Safe Routes to Transit is a regional funding source administered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) that builds important improvements for bicycle and pedestrian access to transit including secure bike parking, bike paths to transit stations, safety improvements and on-board bike capacity.

ACTION ALERT - Transportation Climate Action Campaign

ACTION ALERT - Transportation Climate Action Campaign

UPDATE: There is still time for public comment to help save Safe Routes to Transit, the MTC Programming Committee will decide on December 9.

From the East Bay Bicycle Coalition office in Fruitvale Village we witness the undeniable growth of bicycling fostered by bike-friendly transit, smart growth, and secure parking at the Bike Station. Riding a bike is the most efficient non-polluting mode of transportation possible. The opportunity to expand the leading role of bicycling at Fruitvale BART (10% mode split, 544 bicyclists/day) or extend this model to other stations is at risk if Safe Routes to Transit (SR2T) funds are cut off.

For over two years EBBC joined organizations from throughout the Bay Area to lobby the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). We succeeded and the MTC adopted the “Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area” on April 22, 2009. Now, $$$ millions for bicycle projects are at risk and we need you to act!

That plan, also known as the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), promised to jump-start the Transportation Climate Action Campaign ($400 million) by implementing Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) and SR2T programs ($50 million each) during the initial five years of the RTP.

We now ask for you to help us ensure that the MTC abide by these agreements. Please visit the TransForm website below and write to your two MTC Commissioners today (a County Supervisor and a Mayor from your County).

Benicia-Martinez Bridge Path Dedication

August 29, 2009 - 8:30am

Bike/Ped Path located on west side of older (1962) bridge

Be one of the first to walk or bike across the Benicia-Martinez Bridge.

On Saturday, August 29, the new pedestrian/bicycle path on the Benicia-Martinez Bridge will officially open, and the public is invited to join the celebration. The event will begin at 8:30am with a ribbon-cutting in Martinez, followed by the main opening ceremony and a bicycle rodeo in Benicia. Coffee, pastries and possibly even a momento will be provided. Please download the invitation and detailed approach maps from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Note that return trips from Benicia may have to await the main ceremony.

DIRECTIONS - Join the ride!

TO THE BRIDGE - Join the Grizzly Peak Cyclists (GPC) for a short ride from North Concord BART to Martinez. Meet at the BART station at 9:00 and roll out at 9:15. Although we will miss the opening ceremony, we will still be among the first to ride over the bridge to Benicia. The route continues to Benicia and Vallejo, and returns to the East Bay via the Zampa Bridge path (Details: GPC Rides). In case you miss the group, you can also consult EBBC’s Map 2: East of the Hills for route options between N Concord BART and Martinez. There will be a picnic at Benicia State Recreation Area, located between Benicia and Vallejo. Bring your food with you or buy some along the way. For more info contact Phil Morton (pmorton AT lmi DOT net).

Another option is to take your bicycle on-board the Amtrak Capitol #720 arriving at 8:09am in Martinez (MTZ) and then pedal 1-mile east on Marina Vista to the signed bridge path to Benicia.

Freeway barrier claims another victim

Freeway barrier claims another victim

Facing Hayward’s Winton Ave is a mix of residential driveways, schools, shops, offices, and industrial land uses. An Eisenhower-era cloverleaf poses a daunting gauntlet for bicyclists who attempt to cross I-880. At 6:38am on March 12, 2009 a 37-year-old bicyclist was clobbered while riding through the interchange. The unidentified victim remains in serious condition.


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