Albany has the second highest percentage of people biking to work of cities in Alameda County and the third or fourth highest in the Bay Area. People are voting with their wheels that Albany is a good place to ride.
For the last decade, Albany has focused on implementing complicated and/or expensive infrastructure projects that [read more…]
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.
Project Update (February 13, 2013):
Aleida Andrino-Chavez (City of Albany’s Transportation Planner) provided us with this photo (sent by Ana Bernardes in Public Works who is overseeing the construction of the project). Please note the new, improved curb-cuts at Buchanan/Pierce where the new cycling ramp / plaza meets the street. Kudos to the City staff [read more…]
Video of the final Complete Streets presentation is available: http://albanyca.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=975
You can get involved in an exciting project to plan the future of Albany’s two biggest streets.
The City of Albany is undertaking a Complete Streets process to develop plans for improving San Pablo Ave. and Buchanan St. The process will identify ways that the streets could be changed to better accommodate alternative modes of [read more…]
For more information and a map: http://www.albanystrollroll.org/current-projects/marinbuchanan-cycling-improvement/
The City is about to approve plans for a great project that will, among other things, bring a dedicated multi-use path to the south side of Buchanan/Marin all the way from San Pablo to Pierce St. It also includes bike lanes westbound on Buchanan/Marin and sharrows (share-the-road with [read more…]
Below is an archive of previous reports on the Buchanan project, prior to 2012. Stay tuned for more.
The “Complete Streets” concept for Buchanan Street, as proposed by Preston Jordan, will be agendized at an upcoming Traffic & Safety Commission meeting. They have not set a date for this but it is a priority [read more…]