Upcoming Events

Nov
16
Sat
9:00 am Ride with Bike East Bay to the R... @ Richmond BART
Ride with Bike East Bay to the R... @ Richmond BART
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Ride with Bike East Bay to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Grand Opening! @ Richmond BART
Bike East Bay will lead a ride from Richmond BART to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge for the opening day ribbon cutting ceremony, and you’re invited! We will meet outside the Richmond BART station on Nevin Plaza starting at[...]
10:00 am Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Multi... @ Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Multi... @ Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Multi-Use Path RIBBON CUTTING & KICKOFF RIDE! @ Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
After decades of waiting and advocating, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will FINALLY be accessible to rollers and strollers! The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled to be at 10am. Bike East Bay is leading this ride[...]
Nov
20
Wed
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited!
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited!
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS&R Meeting - You're Invited!
Have a gripe, an idea or some input about anything that would further cycling and pedestrian conditions here in Albany? Then join us at our next meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we[...]
Dec
5
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – eat, d... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – eat, d... @ Everest Kitchen
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen
Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepali & Indian food! All are invited. Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking better? Hungry or thirsty?[...]
7:00 pm Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects in Albany, and help improve things for cyclists and pedestrians in and[...]
Dec
7
Sat
1:00 pm Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Want to ride more but don’t feel confident enough? Know anyone else who fits this description (partner, spouse, parent, teenage or older child?) Here’s a FREE bicycle skills class, courtesy of Bike East Bay (with support from[...]
Jan
15
Wed
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited!
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited!
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS&R Meeting - You're Invited!
Have a gripe, an idea or some input about anything that would further cycling and pedestrian conditions here in Albany? Then join us at our next meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we[...]
Jan
23
Thu
7:00 pm Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting, the Fourth Thursday of every month, is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects in Albany, and help improve[...]

Discounts

Become an AS&R member and get discounts at local bike shops and businesses!

Blue Heron Bikes: 10% off parts and accessories.

Marie Bowser Acupuncture: 30% off your first visit.

Bikes on Solano: 10% off labor, parts and accessories.

Quad Republic Skate Co. 5% off SKATES, 10% off parts & accessories.

Offers are valid to members of Albany Strollers & Rollers and their households. Tell your friends!
Contact us with questions.

Adams and Kains Bikeways Pilot Approved

In the closest victory for biking in Albany in over ten years, the Council approved one-year bike boulevard pilots on Adams and Kains to be installed in the future pending funding. In the week of the climate strike and after having earlier in the same meeting considered the draft Climate Action and Adaptation Plan showing [read more…]

The Future of San Pablo Avenue

As if planning for the future of mid-Solano were not enough, the first public meeting regarding planning for the future of San Pablo Avenue took place in Albany a week ago last Thursday. Planning is really heating up as or because the planet is too.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) as an agency [read more…]

Mid-Solano Complete Street Update

As of the last GREENways sent on March 19th, the Traffic and Safety Commission had voted unanimously for the complete alternative supported by AS&R to be included in the Mid-Solano Complete Streets Plan. This design has wider sidewalks, an uphill cycletrack or parking protected cycling lane, parallel car parking on the north side for safer [read more…]

Flawed Gilman Overpass Update

As last reported, the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s (ACTC) grant application to fund construction of the active transportation overpass at Gilman it proposed was not funded. However at that time it had not been funded by the State. All unfunded applications are subsequently forwarded to the relevant regional transportation agency for consideration of funding from [read more…]

San Pablo Crossing At Dartmouth

The “final” design of the active transportation facilities along the portion of San Pablo fronting the University Village Mixed Use project was shown to the Traffic and Safety Commission at its December meeting. To AS&R’s surprise, the proposed signalized active transportation crossing of San Pablo at Dartmouth did not include accommodation for people cycling. Here [read more…]

AS&R Input on draft Berkeley Bike Plan

AS&R has sent a letter to the Berkeley City Council, Transportation Commission, and Transportation Division providing input on Berkeley’s draft Bike Plan. Chief among this input is asking that the plan include connections on Berkeley’s side to all the cycling routes proposed in Albany’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP). Most of these connections were already proposed [read more…]

University Village Mixed Use Project approved

Well, we can’t get there quite yet, but a significant step has been taken. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the tentative parcel maps and the design review for the University Village Mixed Use Project on Wednesday, December 11th. The conditions of approval include the developers providing up to an additional two feet abutting [read more…]

Traffic & Safety Meeting 10/24/2013

The Traffic & Safety Commission meeting on October 24th led to some results and news of interest to AS&R. Details below, but here are the highlights:

Complete Streets: The Commission approved the final plan and sent it on to the City Council. The controversial bus stop move is still included in the plan.

[read more…]

Sprouts Gets Even Better!

The image above is of the latest retail component of the University Village Mixed-Use Project at San Pablo and Monroe. This plan was prepared in response to input from CalTrans and Albany’s Planning and Zoning Commission. It was presented at the last Traffic and Safety Commission meeting on June 27th.

This plan eliminates the [read more…]

Progress toward San Pablo bike lanes

On Thursday, April 25th, the Traffic & Safety Commission considered whether the upcoming Complete Streets plan for San Pablo Ave. should include bike lanes. Adding bike lanes unfortunately requires removing some street parking. The consultants offered a hybrid plan, with bike lanes in some sections, where they are most needed and where the existing parking [read more…]