Albany

Volunteer! Valet Bike Parking at Solano Stroll

September 12, 2010 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Solano Stroll logo

Ride your bike to the Solano Stroll and enjoy free valet parking at two locations on Solano Avenue, Wells Fargo Bank on upper Solano (parking by East Bay Bicycle Coalition), and by the pumpkin patch on lower Solano Avenue (Parking by coalition partners Albany Strollers & Rollers). Then, wander and explore 26 blocks of free fun! Volunteer to do valet bike parking with EBBC here

Full details of the event can be found here.

Construction hazards on Monroe in Albany

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at June 16, 2016 - 2:41pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14886

type

pothole or pavement cracks
debris in shoulder
insufficient shoulder width
traffic signal not triggered by bicycle
bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked

description

Monroe St in Albany has always been a de-facto bicycle blvd, connecting Dartmouth with the Bay Trail and beyond. Unfortunately it has never been particularly well engineered from a bicycle safety perspective. Over the last few weeks, however, this street's safety has declined significantly due to construction on an adjacent lot. Despite considerable bicycle traffic Monroe has no shoulders, stencils or share the road signs, It does have significant gravel, deep potholes, truck and AC Transit bus traffic which tends to treat bicyclists as obstacles rather than as road users with equal rights. On the bright side bike blvds stencils have recently been added to sections of Dartmouth and Jackson a few blocks away, so it would be good to know if these improvements will become contiguous. Either way, Monroe is a significantly dangerous place to bicycle today due to the lack of planning. UPDATE 6-18-15: Submitted to Alameda PW. Included the construction issue, the overall road condition as well as continuation plans for stencils and bike-friendly accommodation. UPDATE 6-20-15: Heard back from Albany PW: "Unfortunately Monroe and San Pablo will continue to be an active area of construction for another year or so with poor surfaces and detours. The ultimate project, however, has a variety of bicycle and pedestrian improvements including a pedestrian activation crossing of San Pablo at Dartmouth, a segment of cycle-track along San Pablo, shared use paths around the development along Codorncices Creek and Village Creek, various types of on-site bike parking, and new AC Transit bus stops on San Pablo and Monroe. We would be happy to provide more details if you are interested."

Jurisdiction

San Pablo pothole

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 31, 2015 - 11:08am
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14235

direction

southbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

There is a pothole in the asphalt immediately adjacent to the concrete bus stop pad on San Pablo south of Solano. It is positioned within the standard distribution of cycling desire lines. UPDATE 11-1-15: Submitted to Albany PW.

Jurisdiction

Buchanan overcrossing, debris on shoulder, little or no maintenance

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 24, 2015 - 11:03am
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14225

type

debris in shoulder

description

The shoulders of Buchanan St in Albany where it crosses the railroad tracks are always full of debris. It doesn't seem the city maintains this section of road or sweeps the shoulders in either direction. This and the traffic make it hazardous for cyclists. UPDATE 10-24-15: Submitted to Albany PW, both acting director & maintenance dep't. UPDATE 10-28-15: Gale Rossi of APW did respond to the other report (re: Bay Trail) so presumably is channeling this to the right department. UPDATE 11-1-15: Sent reminder/query to Gale asking if the sweepers are taking care of the Buchanan undercrossing.

Jurisdiction

Tree branches hanging into bicyclist's head space

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 27, 2015 - 6:09pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14109

direction

westbound

type

other

description

On the Washington Avenue bike lane (just west of San Carlos), there are tree branches hanging into a space where a bicyclist's head (and eyes!) might be. In order to prevent the branches from hitting my head, it's necessary to move out of the bike lane. UPDATE 8-27-15: Submitted to Gale Rossi of Albany Public Works as well as the department's general contact box.

Jurisdiction

Specialized Dolce

location

3271 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (right outside Laughing Lotus Yoga)

description

51" white and blue Specialized Dolce road bike. Front of frame is white and back is blue. Mostly aluminum body, but carbon forks that are blue at the tips. Some floral patterns at white/blue borders. Some parts are rusted. Tiagra derailleur and Sora shifters. Two ways to brake (drop bar and handle bar). Has mounts for front and back lights, as well as a Cateye bike computer. Cateye speed and cadence sensors were attached on the rear of the bike (though these probably were removed). Pedals are silver and somewhat beaten up (these don't match the pedals in the picture since I got rid of the cages). Also has front and rear reflectors. There is a dead small spider stuck in the left shifter. I don't know the serial number unfortunately. Bike was stolen outside Laughing Lotus Yoga Center at 3172 16th St. San Francisco 94103 between 1-5 pm on Feb 1, 2015. Ulock and cable were both cut and left on the ground.
First 2 characters of serial number:
NA

contact

Crystal Sun crystallite916@gmail.com 302-220-0259

Jurisdiction

2014 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29

location

820 Kains Ave., Albany, CA

description

size medium, excellent condition, black with lime green and blue coloring
First 2 characters of serial number:
WS

contact

joel.swenson@gmail.com

Jurisdiction

Wide pothole across the bike lane.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at January 20, 2014 - 8:23am
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11325

type

pothole or pavement cracks

Location

Buchanan St
94706 Albany
US

description

The (much appreciated) bike lane is split between a concrete half and a bitumen half. Since there is heavy traffic on Buchanan street, I like to ride on the bitumen half nearest the curb. Then you run into this pothole. There is actually another - less deep - on Buchanan about 50 yards west of Polk St, also. This is not so serious as the one I described on the east side of Polk. UPDATE 1-24-14: Submitted to Albany (PW & administrator Amy Alvidrez within that department); will report any progess they relay back. UPDATE 1-28-14: Albany's Project Engineer for the bike lane responded (via Amy): “We are going to conduct a pavement project this summer and the potholes along the bikelane on Buchanan will be filled with this contract.” My reply: "I haven't personally seen how hazardous the potholes are. Hopefully her survey will reveal if they need immediate repair before the big paving project." Amy agreed - let's hope they repair any uneven surface rather than wait for the total repavement later this year.

Jurisdiction

Black Specialized Allez triple

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