Upcoming Events

May
25
Thu
7:00 pm Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
May 25 @ 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[...]
May
26
Fri
6:30 pm Bike-In Movie – “Cool Runnings” @ Albany Community Center
Bike-In Movie – “Cool Runnings” @ Albany Community Center
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bike-In Movie - "Cool Runnings" @ Albany Community Center | San Pablo | California | United States
The City of Albany’s Recreation Department is getting into the spirit of Bike Month with a Bike in Movie! They will be showing ‘Cool Runnings,’ a film sure to spark your quest for the ultimate[...]
Jun
3
Sat
1:00 pm Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Workshop @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 209, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Want to ride more but don’t feel confident enough? Here’s a FREE bicycle skills class, courtesy of Bike East Bay (with support from the UC Berkeley Police Department.) Learn basic rules of the road, how to share[...]
Jun
16
Fri
6:30 pm Bike About Town Family Rides @ Bikes On Solano
Bike About Town Family Rides @ Bikes On Solano
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bike About Town Family Rides @ Bikes On Solano | Albany | California | United States
Grab your bikes and invite your friends & family – it’s time for the annual Bike About Town rides! Join the City of Albany’s Department of Recreation and a bunch of your fellow Rollers as we explore[...]
Jun
22
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – new & ... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting – new & ... @ Everest Kitchen
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting - new & delicious location!! @ Everest Kitchen | Albany | California | United States
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?[...]

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Berkeley Bikes and Skateboards: 15% off labor, parts and accessories.

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Projects - progress around town

Project Update (February 12, 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 for making this happen!

new curb-cut with wider access to the ramp will accomodate cyclists and pedestrians traveling in opposite directions
new curb-cut with wider access to the ramp will accomodate cyclists and pedestrians traveling in opposite directions

 

(This original posting – below – was February 11, 2013)

The construction for the new plaza access to/from the Buchanan Street Pedestrian and Bicycle bridge is underway and the curb-cuts at Pierce Street have now been completed.  Here are some photos showing the ongoing construction.  The good news is that you no longer need to detour Pierce-Johnson-Cleveland-Buchanan Spur just to get onto the pedestrian/bike bridge.  The less-good news is that those nasty bollards will still be around until at least when the new plaza construction and Buchanan bike-path segments have been completed.  Here are some photos i took this morning on my way to/from the Albany Bulb.

https://picasaweb.google.com/106182625120157861208/BuchananBikeWayConstructionAndBollardsFebruary102013?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ-U5dmJzdHuwQE

Let us know what improvements you think would be good.

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(following photo and text below added by Amy Smolens:)

After seeing Sherie’s photos I took one of the new curb cuts at the Ohlone Greenway and Gilman in Berkeley, one of the sections under construction for earthquake retrofitting. Note here that the curbcuts have SEVEN sections, vs one on Buchanan.

This curb cut has SEVEN sections - far larger and more practical for multiple cyclists than what is on Buchanan.

This curb cut has SEVEN sections – far larger and more practical for multiple cyclists than what is on Buchanan.

This is more like what we need!
Thanks – Amy

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