Upcoming Events

Aug
27
Thu
5:00 pm ZOOM/VIRTUAL AS&R Happy Hour Mee... @ Everest Kitchen
ZOOM/VIRTUAL AS&R Happy Hour Mee... @ Everest Kitchen
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZOOM/VIRTUAL AS&R Happy Hour Meeting - eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ 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?[...]
7:00 pm ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Transportation 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 things for[...]
Sep
10
Thu
7:00 pm VIRTUAL (ZOOM) AS&R Meeting – Yo... @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
VIRTUAL (ZOOM) AS&R Meeting – Yo... @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VIRTUAL (ZOOM) AS&R Meeting - You're Invited! @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Email contactus@albanystrollroll.org to get the Zoom links or look in “comments” Have a gripe, an idea or some input about anything that would further cycling and pedestrian conditions here in Albany? Then join us at[...]
Sep
24
Thu
7:00 pm ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Transportation 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 things for[...]
Oct
22
Thu
5:00 pm ZOOM/VIRTUAL AS&R Happy Hour Mee... @ Everest Kitchen
ZOOM/VIRTUAL AS&R Happy Hour Mee... @ Everest Kitchen
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ZOOM/VIRTUAL AS&R Happy Hour Meeting - eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ 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?[...]
7:00 pm ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Transportation 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 things for[...]
Nov
12
Thu
7:00 pm VIRTUAL (ZOOM) AS&R Meeting – Yo... @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
VIRTUAL (ZOOM) AS&R Meeting – Yo... @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VIRTUAL (ZOOM) AS&R Meeting - You're Invited! @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Email contactus@albanystrollroll.org to get the Zoom links or look in “comments” Have a gripe, an idea or some input about anything that would further cycling and pedestrian conditions here in Albany? Then join us at[...]
Nov
26
Thu
7:00 pm ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
ZOOM – VIRTUAL Transportation Co... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Transportation 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 things for[...]

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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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