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Traffic Skills 101 (Part 2) Road Class - Pleasanton

June 30, 2012 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Join us for a half day of bike riding! This is the second part of Traffic Skills 101.
Free Bicycle Safety Class

We’ll cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups with our certified instructors to improve your handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and ability to confidently and safely share the road with other traffic. A functional bike is required, drinks and snacks provided.

Pleasanton Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

June 25, 2012 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Next meeting is June 25, 6:30-7:30pm, Pleasanton Sr. Ctr Classroom.

Agenda will be posted soon. Meetings are open to the public and everyone who rides is encouraged to attend.

Traffic Light Unresponsive to Bicycles

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at May 11, 2012 - 7:19am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority enhancement)
Case ID:: -9754

direction

northbound

type

other

Location

Intersection of Hopyard Road & Black Avenue
94566 Pleasanton
US

description

The left turn traffic light does not respond when a bicycle is at the intersection to make a left turn going north

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Kids Bike Rodeo/Mock City - Pleasanton Family Earth Day Celebration

April 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

FREE Kids Bike Rodeo, Green Street Mock City! Join the East Bay Bicycle Coalition for a day of kids biking fun at the Pleasanton Family Earth Day Celebration.

This rodeo provides parents and children of all ages with fun opportunities to “roll” play while developing their road awareness and safety skills. Participants can choose to be a pedestrian or a bike driver, deciding what they want to do and where they want to go in a mini-city complete with roads, signs, and buildings.
Family Cycling Workshop photo

Team Bike Challenge Meet & Greet - Pleasanton

April 19, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

La Palapa Restaurant (formerly El Balazo Restaurant)
5331 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton

Gather your friends, neighbors, and coworkers and pedal to win. It’s a fun and easy way to see just how much biking does for your health, budget, and the environment. Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 10, 2012, but the Team Bike Challenge goes on all month long during May... and is a great opportunity to take advantage of all the new bike lanes that cities have striped in the East Bay.

One Hour, Commuter Workshop - Pleasanton

May 1, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Learn to Drive a Bike - FREE Urban Bike Safety Classes!
Free Bicycle Safety Class

This 1 hour interactive classroom course teaches the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. For adults 14 and over. No bike needed.

Register for this Pleasanton class

Pleasanton is first in nation using microwave technology to protect cyclists

Pleasanton is first in nation using microwave technology to protect cyclists

PLEASANTON – When it comes to protecting its pedal-powered residents with technology, Pleasanton has outpaced even its more recognized bicycle-friendly counterparts, Berkeley and Davis.

“Pleasanton is doing some great things,” said Renee Rivera, Executive Director of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. “It is getting more bike-friendly all the time.”

Pleasanton is the only city in the nation using a new radar-type device to make street crossings safer for bikers. The city began testing the “Intersector” – a microwave motion and presence sensor – for that use in January 2010 at one of its 104 signaled intersections. The device monitors the intersection and can differentiate between vehicles and bicyclists crossing the road and either extends or triggers the light if a cyclist is detected.

Stripe should not be solid to the intersection, southbound Santa Rita at Black

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Michael Graff at July 21, 2011 - 11:57am
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -8973

direction

southbound

type

bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked

Location

US

description

I marked this as Class II bike lane, but this segment is technically a shoulder, with bike lane segments north and south of it. So it functions as a bike lane when no cars are parked in it. When Santa Rita was repaved (2010?) a shoulder/parking stripe was added alongside the park. This stripe is solid all the way to the intersection with Black. As a result, right-turning motorists fail to merge to the curb before turning west on Black, setting up right-hooks with cyclists who stay in the shoulder. http://www.cabobike.org/2009/11/08/problems-with-bike-lanes-striped-solid-to-the-intersection/ Car-bike interactions were much smoother when it was just a wide outside lane at the intersection. If this were a real bike lane, the stripe would have been dashed or dropped before the intersection. I recommend removing the stripe 200 feet before Black to encourage better merging.

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Signal doesn't detect bikes

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Michael Graff at June 17, 2011 - 10:49am
Status:Resolved (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -8872

type

traffic signal not triggered by bicycle

Location

sunol and valley
pleasanton
US

description

Northbound Sunol at Valley in Pleasanton, the left turn signal did not detect my bike two days in a row. There's an obvious diagonal-style loop, the kind that should be very good at detecting bikes, but I could not get it to trigger.

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Alameda County needs your input on the Countywide Bicycle Pedestrian Plan

Your input is requested on the Alameda Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans!

Interested community members are invited to come to one of four local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meetings being held around Alameda County to provide input on the updates to the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans.

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