Upcoming Events

May
23
Wed
7:00 pm Community Meeting re. Safe Trave... @ Albany Senior Center
Community Meeting re. Safe Trave... @ Albany Senior Center
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Meeting re. Safe Travel on Ohlone Greenway @ Albany Senior Center | Albany | California | United States
Albany Community Action member Céline Wallace set up a meeting with 2 police departments hosted by Albany’s Mayor and Vice Mayor about safety on the Greenway. Céline organized this after her husband was held up at gunpoint[...]
May
24
Thu
7:00 pm Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting @ Council Chambers, City Hall
May 24 @ 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
25
Fri
7:00 pm Bike-in Movie Night (Chariots of... @ Albany Parklet
Bike-in Movie Night (Chariots of... @ Albany Parklet
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bike-in Movie Night (Chariots of Fire) & Special Bike About Town @ Albany Parklet | Albany | California | United States
Join the City’s Recreation Department at the parklet in front of As You Wish Frozen Yogurt for an all-ages and all-abilities Bike About Town –  we will cruise around town as a group from 7-7:30[...]
May
30
Wed
5:00 pm Solano Avenue Complete Streets W... @ Flowerland & Community Center
Solano Avenue Complete Streets W... @ Flowerland & Community Center
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Solano Avenue Complete Streets Walk & Workshop @ Flowerland & Community Center | Albany | California | United States
Do you want Solano Avenue to be more walkable, bikeable and safe for all? The City of Albany is developing a Complete Streets and Corridor Revitalization Plan for Solano Avenue from Masonic Avenue to Tulare[...]
Jun
2
Sat
1:00 pm Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Jun 2 @ 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? 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[...]

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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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