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March 17, 2013

Meeting Minutes 3-17-13

 

In attendance – Preston Jordan, Nick Pilch, Harry Chomsky, Zack Mensinger, Tom O’Brien, and Carl Petrovsky

 

Treasurer’s Report

~$1900 in bank

$800 still expected to be received

~$600 expected cost for bike valet racks

 

First item – Tom O’Brien presented idea for a city-wide approach to reward safe/good travel behavior 

Engage all road users – drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians

Encourage “three Be’s” – Be safe, be responsible, be respectful

Program could consist of coupons, treats, etc. for safe/respectful behavior among road users

Coupons redeemable for discounts at participating businesses, 10% discount, etc.

 

Second item – Bike to Work Day

Marie Bowser helping again to recruit business donations

Energizer Station application in – will be at Marin and Ohlone Greenway

Also a number of other bike month events

 

Third Item – BevMo Bike Racks

Suggestion of $200 per rack contribution from AS&R?

General support for continuation of program – raises visibility

Also good to get larger corps involved

 

Fourth Item – Bike Trailer Discussion

What type is ideal/most useful – big, once-in-awhile type or smaller everyday type

Could someone like Blue Heron run trailer/rack demos at BTWD?

Member poll of different options – Harry will put together

Partner with Blue Heron for Arts and Green Fest demos as well – racks, panniers, maybe if you buy one, they could install as you browse festival?

Announce list message to recruit people willing to lend out trailer

 

Fifth Item – Messages/involvement with other advocacy groups

Alliance for Biking and Walking, CalWalks, CalBike

Switched to advocacy mailing address – one member will handle necessary correspondence – Ken for ABW and Preston for CalWalks

 

Sixth Item – General Topics/Advocacy

Ohlone Greenway striping – Berkeley and El Cerrito already have/plan to stripe only 2 lanes, including part of Albany pathway – appears too late to get this changed as both municipalities are obstinate

MUTCD for pathway bollards – EBBC hazard list – report found hazards, things not up to code

Pierce entrance ramps – still narrow on both sides, will be wider at USDA crossing and Ocean View

Lawsuit update – changed language for cycling connections and some solar – settlement close

Greenway widening – multiple blocks where there is excess parking – attempt to slow down traffic on Masonic by narrowing street – what should “official” stance of AS&R be on this topic?

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