Berkeley

BRT Public Hearing - Fruitvale

WHERE: Fruitvale/San Antonio Senior Center, Fruitvale Transit Village, 3301 East 12th Street, Suite 201 (Opposite Fruitvale Public Market)

BRT Public Hearing - San Leandro

WHERE: San Leandro Community Library Lecture Hall, 300 Estudillo

BRT Public Hearing - MTC

WHERE: MTC MetroCenter, 101 Eighth St, Oakland (opposite Lake Merritt BART)

Special Berkeley Joint Meeting on BRT

WHERE: North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave

A meeting of a joint committee of the City of Berkeley Transportation Commission, the Planning Commission, and the Downtown Area Plan Advisory Council (DAPAC) will discuss the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit project. Jim Cunradi, AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit Project Manager, will give an overview of the project.

BRT Public Hearing - Berkeley

[g2:531 size=300 class="right"]This is the main Public Hearing in Berkeley on the AC Transit BRT Project (public comment on Draft EIR). Hardcore opponents of the project will probably mobilize for this meeting - supporters of public transit should attend to speak in favor of the project.

Location
North Berkeley Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room
1901 Hearst Avenue (at Martin Luther King, Jr Way)
Berkeley, CA 94709

Some quick facts about the project below the fold:

Forum on BRT and Transit-Oriented Development

Forum on Community Planning and Transit Oriented Development

Featuring Enrique Peñalosa
Former Mayor of Bogota, Columbia

Wednesday, May 30 2007
2:30pm (registration)
3:00-5:00 (program)
Reception

Oakland City Council Chambers
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please reply to RSVP@actransit.org by May 23, 2007.

Secure Bike Parking

Secure, guarded bike parking helps reduce theft at BART stations. Currently, the following BART stations offer guarded parking facilities:

eLocker

UC Berkeley Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee

A regular meeting of the Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee. Location is:

UC Berkeley Parking & Transportation Office
2150 Kittredge Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room

If you haven't had an opportunity yet to review the recently released Campus Bicycle Plan, We would encourage you to do so. It can be found on-line at: Campus Bicycle Plan

Kira Stoll-AICP
Transportation Planner
Parking & Transportation Department
UC Berkeley
2150 Kittredge Street, Suite 4A
Berkeley, CA 94720-5746

510-643-9276
510-643-4677 (fax)

BRT - Coming to a neighborhood near you

You can now review the Environmental documents for the AC Transit BRT project. If you don't know what BRT is, here are some videos to introduce the concept:

Update: Draft EIR is now available on the web

Dutch "Phileas" BRT Project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uySqyS38v0

Curitiba, Bogota, and Brisbane (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNDAt-6alh0

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jctlibmCssQ

Berkeley Measure G Climate Action Kick-Off

Last November, Berkeley residents voted to take decisive action on global warming by approving Measure G, which targets an 80% reduction in Berkeley's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Now we need to all join together to make it happen. Join us on Saturday, May 19th to:

  • Get specific ideas and tips on what you can do today to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions
  • Learn what free and reduced price services can help you cut your energy use and drive less
  • Be the first to take a pledge to do your part to meet the community's emissions reduction goals.

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