4. Traffic during the times when children arrive and depart from school is heavy. Reducing traffic speeds by 1% reduces the probability of fatalities by 5%. http://bikeportland.org/2010/09/01/in-london-20s-plenty-fast-enough-38816). Would you support reducing speed limits to 15mph near schools during these times?
[Sheri Spellwoman] I would be open to hearing arguments for and against this idea. I [read more…]
5. Sidewalks and roads are public infrastructure on public land. Roads are maintained by the public, in part through a parcel tax, while sidewalks are expected to be maintained by private property owners. AS&R’s 2011 sidewalk census (http://www.albanystrollroll.org/current-projects/sidewalk-census/) shows that many of our sidewalks are impassable or hazardous to many users. How would you address [read more…]
6. The current design of the University Village Mixed Use project does not include any cycling lanes or paths connecting to or through the proposed project from any of Albany’s cycling routes. (http://www.albanystrollroll.org/university-village-mixed-use-project-legal-action-and-negotiation/) The traffic it generates could form a barrier to safe cycling connections that are important to Albany families. (The bicycle routes that [read more…]
7. The current Safeway design does not have an adequate bike parking area and has the potential to negatively impact sidewalk users on Solano. Will you require resolving these issues prior to approval?
[Sheri Spellwoman] Yes! I strongly believe the project should include state of the art bicycle access and parking, including spaces for bike [read more…]
As reported by Albany Patch, UC and Whole Foods have issued statements relaying that Whole Foods will not be part of the University Village Mixed Use project (http://albany.patch.com//articles/whole-foods-pulls-out-of-university-village-project).
UC’s states, “The decision comes in the wake of new lawsuits filed against the city that seek to further delay or cancel the project, as well as [read more…]
Here on the Minneapolis Midtown Greenway you see a very high level of compliance, meaning that cyclists, walkers and runners tend to stay in their designated lanes
As relayed in the July 23rd announcement, AS&R is advocating for the new, wider Ohlone Greenway path to be striped for three lanes rather than two. Striping [read more…]
The University of California is proposing to build a Whole Foods supermarket at the northwest corner of Monroe and San Pablo, and senior housing and small retail south of Monroe. AS&R has been working for years to assure that the project includes a cycling route adequate for the broadest spectrum of people to feel [read more…]
City staff informed Strollers & Rollers about an hour ago that it will be recommending continuing the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) adoption to the September 4th Council meeting. It would be surprising if the Council did not concur with this recommendation, so there will likely be no decision on the CIP tonight.
Staff noted the [read more…]
[From Preston Jordan]
The following message was sent today regarding the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) adoption on the Council agenda as item 6-3 tomorrow night. AS&R tried to get this Plan to include implementation of paint and sign improvements on cycling routes in 2010 with no success, and is trying again this year (the CIP [read more…]
AS&R founding member Preston Jordan wrote this column about bike access to Albany’s UC/Whole Foods project, which will be considered at tomorrow (Monday’s) City Council Meeting. It contains maps which can be helpful in understanding the issue: http://albany.patch.com/articles/column-mitigation-loophole-could-create-problems-for-sustainable-whole-foods-project#comments