Alameda County

Geared 4 Kids: Family Bike Ride

September 15, 2013 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Get GEARED UP! Helmets, Bikes, Bells!
 
Our routes are 4-5 miles long, mostly flat, and stay off heavily trafficked streets as much as we can manage.  Look to our website or Facebook group for locations which change each month.  Feel free to bring along snacks to share at our mid-route stop, and, or course, we’ll have tunes to pedal to all throughout the ride!
 
Helmets required for kids.
 

Worksman Mover Pedicab

location

1408 16th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Jurisdiction

Large, dead carcass of what appears to be a possum located in the bike lane.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at June 11, 2013 - 3:58pm
Status:Resolved (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -10752

type

debris in shoulder

Location

West Grant Line
Alameda County
US

description

Large carcass of a dead animal in the bike lane. Location: West Grant Line (NE bound side); between Altamont Pass Road and North Midway Rd. UPDATE 6-23-13: Notified the East Alameda County PW office, Henry Fockler of Field Operations - recognizing the delay in the post (looking into why) might mean the carcass has been picked up.

Jurisdiction

Victory! Funding Approved for 27 New Bikeways

Victory! Funding Approved for 27 New Bikeways

Both the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority have approved funding for 27 new bikeway projects, including most of the bike projects you voted as your favorites in our online polls recently. These new bikeways will provide much-improved bike connections to BART Stations and fill in gaps in the regional bikeway network, helping make more communities bike-friendly. They will also get built in the next few years for you to start enjoying.

We are particularly happy to report that innovative, well-designed bikeways are coming to 1) Hearst Avenue in Berkeley 2) four key streets around Lake Merritt BART Station, 3) Christie Ave Two-Way Cycle Track in Emeryville, 4) protected bike lanes to Concord BART, as well as bike improvements around Fremont BART and Union City BART. And the City of Piedmont is receiving more funding to do a comprehensive bicycle plan-its first.

Here is the list of proposed bike projects for funding. For more information on each project including city staff contact information, in Contra Costa County go to Contra Costa Complete Streets Checklists and in Alameda County go to Alameda County Complete Streets Checklists.

Contra Costa County:

  1. Detroit Avenue Complete Streets Project in Concord
  2. San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Project in San Pablo & Richmond
  3. Richmond BART Station Intermodal Improvement Project
  4. Last-Mile Bike & Pedestrian Access to Concord BART
  5. Pittsburg Multimodal Transit Station Access Improvements
  6. Golf Club Road/Old Quarry Road Enhancement Project in Pleasant Hill
  7. Hercules Intermodal Transit Center & Bay Trail Connection

Alameda County*:

  1. Shattuck Ave Reconfiguration & Ped Safety in Berkeley
  2. 7th St West Oakland Transit Village Phase II
  3. Berkeley BART Plaza & Transit Area Improvements
  4. Lakeside Green Street Project in Oakland
  5. Peralta St Improvements Components in Oakland
  6. Union City BART Station Improvements on East Side/Decoto 
  7. Hearst Ave Complete Streets Project in Berkeley
  8. MLK Jr Way Bike/Ped Project in Oakland
  9. Lake Merritt Bikeways around Lake Merritt BART Station
  10. Christie Ave Bay Trail Two-Way Cycle Track
  11. Fremont City Center Mulit-Modal Improvements
  12. Albany Bay Trail-Gilman to Buchanan
  13. Cross Alameda Trail in the City of Alameda
  14. Marin/Buchanan Bikeway Connection at San Pablo Ave in Albany
  15. West Juana Ped Improvements in San Leandro
  16. Fruitvale Ave Streetscape Project-E.12th to the Estuary
  17. Piedmont Bike/Ped Plan 
  18. Bike Go Round
  19. Estuary Crossing Shuttle
  20. Broadway Shuttle in Oakland

    Term - Tag

    funding

Singletrack High Film Screening

May 29, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland

Tickets available at: http://singletrackoakland-eorg.eventbrite.com/

 

Christie Ave Two-Way Cycle Track is Most Popular in Alameda County Vote

Christie Ave Two-Way Cycle Track is Most Popular in Alameda County Vote

What if decision makers listened to you before deciding what bike projects to fund?

Over the next four years, over $100 million will be programmed for new transportation projects in the East Bay, and all of these projects are required to accommodate bicyclists. This requirement is only a ‘policy’ however and won’t translate into new bikeways unless you help us make it a reality where you ride.

Take a look at this map showing the transportation projects currently applying for funding in Alameda County*, and click on a project in your city. You’ll find out a bit about the project, where it is located, what type of bike improvements are included, if any at all, and for most of the projects who to contact to thank them for making bike improvements part of the project, or who to call to insist that they make your bike commute safer as part of these projects. Your calls to city staff asking for a bike lane can make a big difference, and your vote here will be shared with the Alameda County Transportation Commission. Below the map is a listing of each project, with similar details about project description and location.

 What are your top 5 projects? Cast your vote here!

41st Annual Primavera Century

April 21, 2013 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

The Fremont Freewheelers announce their 41st annual spring bicycle ride, expecting 1000 riders.  This fully supported ride starts and ends in Fremont and is considered one of the Top 10 early season rides in the country.

Four routes to choose from: 100 mile, 100k, 70k and a 25 mile Family Fun Ride.

Beautiful scenery including the Calaveras Reservoir, Palomares Canyon, Coyote Hills Regional Park, and the Altamont Pass Wind Farm.

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