BRT Community Workshop: Focus on the Southside

[g2:531 size=300 class="right"]MEETING NOTICE:
Transit Subcommittee of the Transportation Commission
BRT Community Workshop for Berkeley
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room
Corner of MLK and Hearst
Berkeley, CA


1. Open House 30 minutes (6:30-7:00 p.m.)
2. Presentation by AC Staff 10 minutes (7:00-7:30 p.m.)
3. Issue Identification 30 minutes (7:30-8:00 p.m.)
4. Small Group Discussion on Key Issues 40 minutes (8:00-8:40 p.m.)
5. Break 5 minutes (8:40-8:45 p.m.)

Berkeley Climate Action Workshop

City of Berkeley Climate Action Workshop
Thursday, July 19th, 7 - 9pm
North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.
Hosted by the Transportation Commission

Motor vehicles account for nearly 50% of our community's greenhouse gas emissions. Come learn more and share your ideas about how to increase the number of people who choose alternative modes of transportation in Berkeley.

Berkeley Transportation Commission

June 21, 2007
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK)

Agenda items include:
AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit DEIR (7:15 PM)

East Touchdown Plaza at Aquatic Park - Community workshop

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Street at MLK Way

Thursday, June 28, 2007
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This project includes bicycle and pedestrian access improvements between Addison Street and the Bike Bridge at the north end of Aquatic Park. It also includes other site amenities such as a plaza, seating, signage and landscaping.

Please join City staff and design consultants from Design, Community & Environment to review and discuss the Draft Final Concept Plan that reflect comments received from Community Workshop #1 and other stakeholder meetings.

Berkeley Southside Plan

Berkeley staff has recommended that the city move forward on plans to convert one-way Bancroft and Durant arterials back to two-way streets.

Elimination of the one-way traffic sewers will eliminate speeding and dangerous passing, making the area more pleasant for pedestrians and bicyclists. It will also fit in with AC Transit's proposed BRT system.

See staff report (attachment below).

Citizens for East Shore Parks (CESP)

WHERE: 520 El Cerrito Plaza (above Trader Joe’s)

I. Call to order

II. Staff Report: Patricia Jones
a. CESP Open House
b. CESP accomplishments in 2007 (as relate to CESP goals)

III. Albany: Guest: Don Neuwirth, Consultant for Albany’s waterfront planning process
a. Waterfront planning process
b. Golden Gate Fields: (Robert Cheasty)

IV. EBRPD Update: Larry Tong, Ellen Barth
a. EBRPD receives $1.5 million from the Coastal Conservancy to restore 35
acres of the Berkeley Meadow, Phase III of this project and $700,000 for Brickyard Design.

BRT Workshop - Downtown Berkeley

[g2:531 size=300 class="right"]SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 10 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.,
Berkeley High School Library, Allston and Milvia.

The workshop will present a summary of what the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) is considering, where consensus appears to be emerging, and what issues are unresolved, followed by an opportunity for public comment. Please support BRT as a key element of the new emerging Downtown.

Berkeley downtown area plan: BRT and Parking

[g2:531 size=300 class="right"]Joint meeting of the Berkeley Transportation Commission and the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 from 7-10pm
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 hearst Avenue

7:00 Call to order
7:05 public comments
7:15 Bus Rapid Transit: Downtown Factors
8:00 Draft sub-chapter on parking
9:30 Transportation Commission Adjournment
9:30 Future workshops/hearings
10:00 DAPAC adjournment

AC Transit #51 Study

In addition to a proposed Telegraph BRT corridor, AC Transit is also studying improvements to line #51, to reduce bunching and dwell times.

See document attachments for an interim report.


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