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Volunteer Opportunities for Bike to Work Day 2009

Thanks everyone for volunteering at the EBBC office and helping us get ready for Bike to Work Day

Volunteer Night #5 coming up this Wednesday, May 6, 5:00-8:00pm at the EBBC Office

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That’s right: Wednesday Nights in April & May leading up to BTWD are Volunteer Nights at the EBBC Office, 5:00-8:00pm 3301 E. 12th, Suite 143 in the Fruitvale Village next to the Fruitvale Bikestation. Join us for pizza and cold beverages and help get us rolling toward Bike to Work Day.

Deadline to Register for Trails Challenge 2009

Today is the deadline to sign up for the East Bay Regional Parks Trail Challenge. Get a free T-shirt and pin (while supplies last).

Stimulus - Success on Two Fronts: Routine Accommodation and Transportation Enhancements

Adeline St Road Diet in Emeryville is an example of Routine Accommodation, it was created as part of a normal repaving projectYour responses to our urgent “Call for Action” to contact your legislators in Washington DC helped save Transportation Enhancements (TE) as part of the $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) passed by Congress on Friday evening 2/13/09. California’s legislators reported an outpouring of telephone calls from bicyclists urging that the Economic Stimulus package address our access and safety. EBBC members joined with the League of American Bicyclists in successfully promoting that 3% of highway funds go toward enhancing bicycling and walking (less than the 4.5% allotted in the House but above the 0% allotted by the Senate).

Of the highway funds, most will be allocated locally to Local Streets & Roads rehabilitation projects. EBBC has been busy urging local public works departments to prioritize roadway rehab on routes that are either in the Regional or Countywide Bicycle Plans.

South Park Drive

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Roger Marquis at February 3, 2009 - 12:25pm
Status:Closed (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2806




When South Park is closed to motorized traffic in the winter it is heavily utilized by cyclist and pedestrians. Many pedestrians, however, bring dogs and do not keep their dogs leashed. The relatively large number of loose dogs on this road is both a violation of leash law and a real danger to other road users.


San Pablo Dam Road between El Portal Dr and Valley View Rd

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Roger Marquis at January 31, 2009 - 8:20pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2801


insufficient shoulder width


CCC recently repaved this section but has not yet painted permanent lane markers. From the temporary lane markers it appears they are going to leave it as bad as it was previously i.e., with a very narrow outside lane widths in both directions. This hazard was created by CCC over two decades ago when the center turn lane was created and outside lane widths were reduced to the point where bicyclists must take the entire lane to be safe. Problem is few cyclists do, as there are no sharrows or other safety mitigations, much less law enforcement, and motorists in this area are particularly confrontational. This is a major bicycle arterial, and the only east/west bicycle route for several miles in either direction. Recommend a notice of hazardous conditions, if possible, before the final striping.


Deadline for Comments to MTC Bicycle Plan

What is your vision of bicycling in the Bay Area?

Input from the public is welcome through the end of January for the draft version of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Regional Bicycle Plan. The final plan is expected to be adopted along with MTC's Regional Transportation Plan — Transportation 2035 — in March of 2009.

For more info contact:
Sean Co

Transportation 2035 Plan Public Hearing

Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter
Lawrence D. Dahms Auditorium
101 Eighth Street @ Oak St.

Lake Merritt BART station
AC Transit Lines: 11, 59, 62, and 88

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be holding an open forum for public input on the Draft Transportation 2035 Plan, a regional blueprint for funding projects and combating climate change.

Live chat: Ask the Expert on East Bay bicycle safety

Join us from 2 to 3 p.m. for a live-chat with Bay Area News Group-East Bay staff writer Doug Oakley and local experts (Robert Raburn of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and California Highway Patrol public information officer Tom Maguire) on the issue of bicycle safety in the East Bay, including a discussion of recent fatalities, trouble spots and forward paths for the driving and bicycling community.

New Year's Day on Diablo

What could be a better start to the New Year than to join the traditional ride up Mt Diablo? There really is no single organized ride. Weather permitting, there will be hundreds of friends representing all East Bay bicycling organizations at the summit.


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