Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman concluded the meeting by saying,
What a wonderful workshop we have had tonight, let’s move forward!
Here at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition we couldn’t agree more.
Thanks to tireless efforts from advocates like James Van Dyke, a board member of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, great things are happening in Pleasanton right now for bicycling! We just learned, here at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, that a critical connection between the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station and Hacienda Business Park, along Hopyard Road, was just funded through the CalTrans Bicycle Transportation Account. This project on Hopyard was the only project in the entire East Bay to win funds though this very competitive funding process.
In addition those of you who have been following the TIGER II funding through the East Bay Regional Park District will know already that this project funds two important connections across the 580 in Pleasanton, one completing the Alamo Creek Trail though the 580/680 interchange between Dublin and Pleasanton, and the second filling in a 1.6 mile gap in the world-class rail-trail conversion, the Iron Horse Trail.