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Bike the Strike: Plan Ahead Using These Bike/Transit Tips.

Bike the Strike: Plan Ahead Using These Bike/Transit Tips.

Here is your refresher on all of East Bay and Transbay commute options during the BART strike, using a combination of bikes and transit. Bike the Strike! (Image credit to SF Bicycle Coalition)

Tips for New Bike Commuters

Secure Bike Parking

East Bay Transit

Transbay Travel

 Get more info here as it becomes available.

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Be Courteous with Your Bike on BART

BART and its union have agreed to extend the current contract thru October 10. Until then, bikes are allowed on board and please be courteous, following the rules below. And share your experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter.  Get more info at 511.org as it becomes available.

Starting July 1, EBBC members have been enjoying the freedom to plan their daily commutes according to their own schedules. For EBBC member Doria Robinson of Richmond, good bicycle access on BART is all about her kids.

“The end of the BART blackout takes away a lot of my stress and worry about getting stuck at work away from my kids, allowing me to make it to meetings in the City when I need to and keep my kids in the day care center they enjoy in Richmond,” said Robinson, the mother of two and the Executive Director of Urban Tilth. “Because I bike and BART so often, I felt it was important to attend the BART board meeting in May to speak up about the ban - it was the first time I really spoke out about my love of cycling and for my need for transit systems to accommodate cyclists.”

Please let us know how it is going for you. The new all-hours bike access on BART is a 5-month trial thru December 1. In November, the BART Board will vote on whether to make permanent full-time bike access, so that there will be no disruption to bike access before the end of the trial. Courteous behavior by bicyclists on BART will help the Board make the right decision. Please read our suggestions for harmonious riding and help us spread the word about how you and your family and friends can help the East Bay Bicycle Coalition achieve the very first goal we set at our founding in 1972: bicycle access on BART!

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BART to Silicon Valley Meetings Milpitas

June 26, 2012 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

BART Silicon Valley Construction Update Meetings
Two Community Meetings Scheduled in Milpitas 

WHAT:           The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will provide program and construction updates about the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project, including details about near- term activities. 

WHEN:          Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.                                                 

WHERE:        Milpitas Library - Multipurpose Room
160 N. Main Street, Milpitas,

Location served by VTA Bus Lines 47 and 66)

Agenda

BART Bicycle Accessibility Task Force Meeting

April 2, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please refrain from wearing scented products (perfume, cologne, after-shave, etc.) to this meeting, as there may
be people in attendance susceptible to environmental illnesses.

BART provides services/accommodations upon request to persons with disabilities and individuals who are
limited English proficient who wish to address BART Board matters. A request must be made within one and
five days in advance of a Board or committee meeting, depending on the service requested. Please contact the
District Secretary’s Office at (510) 464-6083 for information.

Bike lanes of the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan go to the Planning Commission

January 18, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Join us tonight for the Oakland Planning Commission Mtg, Wednesday, January 18, 6:00pm
Join the EBBC team at the Oakland Planning Commission to voice our support for the Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan and the bike lanes it includes on Oak, Madison, Webster, Franklin, 8th and 9th (east of Harrison), 10th St and 7th St. Support our call for better bike access through the core of Chinatown on 8th and 9th Streets. Let the Planning Commission know that sharrows alone will not provide a safe bikeway through Chinatown. We need your support!

The Planning Commission Staff Report contains a summary of the Plan, as well as the main issues regarding the Plan; the issues address many of the comments we received (from CSG members on the Preferred Plan submitted after CSG 12).

Design Review Next Up for the Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan

Design Review Next Up for the Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan

Oakland is planning new bike lanes on the streets listed below but there is still a lot of work to do in order to make this happen. First, the City is finalizing the land use components of the plan, which are important in order to achieve walkable and bikeable neighborhoods.

The bikeway designs are in good shape for all of these streets, except the core blocks within the heart of Chinatown, where the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce is resisting our efforts for safe bikeways. We need help building community support for these important bike connections. If you can help, please contact: Dave Campbell, EBBC Advocacy Director.

Oak St Madison St
7th St 10th St
Franklin St Webster St
8th St 9th St

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Oakland Airport Connector construction closes Bay Trail segment: Doolittle Drive bike lanes coming as mitigation

Oakland Airport Connector construction closes Bay Trail segment: Doolittle Drive bike lanes coming as mitigation

Good news: Doolittle Drive in San Leandro is getting bike lanes
Not so good news: Construction of the Oakland Airport Connector to BART will temporarily close the Bay Trail segment along Airport Drive, west of Doolittle Dr. (shown in photos, left).

The Bay Trail segment to close is the new pathway that links to the Bill Lockyer San Leandro Slough Bridge. There are two detour routes designated and signed for cyclists, and new permanent bike lanes on Doolittle Drive in San Leandro coming soon as part of the detour. The new Doolittle bike lanes will extend from the Oakland city line, south to Williams St in San Leandro, which is part of the detour route around the east side of the closed Bay Trail segment on Airport Dr. From the north, cyclists can also detour from the Bay Farm island bike/ped bridge to the west on to Ron Cowen Pkwy. Complete detour signage and information kiosks with detour maps will be in place. In addition, bike racks will be added to the Oakland Airport BART shuttle buses in about one month (by end of September). Your Bicycle Coalition will keep the pressure on BART and the City of San Leandro to expedite the new bike lanes on Doolittle and bike racks on the shuttle buses.

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Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan Workshop

March 5, 2011 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

The City of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency is excited to invite you to attend two upcoming Lake Merritt Station Area Plan community workshops, so you can offer your ideas about how the area should develop into the future. If you live, work, visit, or study in the Planning Area (see map below), we strongly encourage you to join in the planning process!

Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan Workshop

February 26, 2011 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

The City of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency is excited to invite you to attend two upcoming Lake Merritt Station Area Plan community workshops, so you can offer your ideas about how the area should develop into the future. If you live, work, visit, or study in the Planning Area (see map below), we strongly encourage you to join in the planning process!

40th Street Complete Streets Project Organizing Meeting

April 27, 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join our Summer efforts for Safe Bike Access to MacArthur BART Station

40th Street Bike Lane Photo
The City of Oakland was awarded a $242,500 grant from the Safe Routes to Transit program for bicycle access improvements to MacArthur BART. Many good things are going to happen in connection with this funding to make it easier to bicycle to the East Bay’s fourth busiest BART Station.  Some neighbors are concerned about the loss of greenery due to median narrowing necessary for new bike lanes on 40th St. Plans are in the works to address these concerns and your help is needed to show how bike lanes and greenery go hand in hand. Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition are co-hosting an organizing meeting on April 27, 6:30-8:00pm at the Temescal Creek Cohousing, 322 45th St. near Broadway, in the common house.

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