July 19, 2012 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Thanks to one of the largest showings of our members and supporters seen in years, the proposed new bike lanes and road diet on Hearst Avenue received strong backing from the Berkeley Transportation Commission at Thursday’s meeting. 31 supportive EBBC members and volunteers, local residents, and staff and students of UC Berkeley in attendance all supported the project and want to see it implemented as soon as possible. So do we! And so do hundreds of other concerned people who signed our petition and sent emails to the City in support. Thanks everyone for rallying around this great project.
Next, the lead design firm of Fehr & Peers will finalize the traffic analysis and prepare the project for final approval by City Council, which we hope will occur in early 2013. The timing is good as Berkeley will soon be discussing which projects to fund for the One Bay Area Grant Program, and this project would be perfect. In addition, when voters approve Measure B this November 6, there will be sufficient money to fully implement the project. So, remind your friends who ride to vote for Measure B if they want to see more green bike lanes and advance stop boxes like the ones part of the Hearst Avenue Bikeway.