Upcoming Events

Oct
28
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in person!! Eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen | Albany | California | United States
Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepalese & Indian food in Everest Kitchen’s Parklet! All are invited. Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking[...]
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Oct 28 @ 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
3
Wed
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Bay Trail Confidential" free Zoom program
Kensington resident, avid cyclist and AS&R member/volunteer Rodney Paul wants to let everyone on the list know about a FREE Zoom program he hosts called Bay Trail Confidential.  Each month, he highlights different public spaces[...]
Nov
11
Thu
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to... @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to... @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS&R Meeting - You're Invited to Join Virtually! @ St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Have a gripe, an idea or some input about anything that would further cycling and pedestrian conditions here in Albany? Then join us at our next meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where we[...]
Nov
25
Thu
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Nov 25 @ 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[...]
Dec
1
Wed
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"Bay Trail Confidential" free Zoom program
Kensington resident, avid cyclist and AS&R member/volunteer Rodney Paul wants to let everyone on the list know about a FREE Zoom program he hosts called Bay Trail Confidential.  Each month, he highlights different public spaces[...]
Dec
23
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in person!! Eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen | Albany | California | United States
Come and talk about walking and cycling in Albany, while eating delicious Nepalese & Indian food in Everest Kitchen’s Parklet! All are invited. Got a gripe, question or idea that would make cycling or walking[...]
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Dec 23 @ 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[...]

Discounts

Become an AS&R member and get discounts at local bike shops and businesses!

Blue Heron Bikes: 10% off parts and accessories.

Marie Bowser Acupuncture: 30% off your first visit.

Bikes on Solano: 10% off labor, parts and accessories.

Quad Republic Skate Co. 5% off SKATES, 10% off parts & accessories.

Offers are valid to members of Albany Strollers & Rollers and their households. Tell your friends!
Contact us with questions.

Greenway Path – Now With Stripes

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As pictured, striping has just been added to the reconstructed Greenway path segments.  AS&R successfully advocated for the three-lane configuration that has been implemented.  There is one cycling lane for each direction and a wider lane for walking.

With the implementation of this configuration, this portion of the Ohlone Greenway path joins the yet to open west span Bay Bridge path, path along the south side of Crissy Field, south Golden Gate Bridge access path, most recent segment of the Bay Trail in Berkeley, and the renowned Minneapolis Midtown Greenway in having three lanes so those users that care to have the information how to stay separated.

Thanks are due to AS&R members Amy Smolens and Zack Mensinger for leading this advocacy effort.  Zack collected pictures of analog paths near and far and ran AS&R’s first petition on change.org.  Amy spoke to hundreds of Greenway path users and collected signatures for the three-lane configuration on paper.  Together they presented the hundreds of signatures to the City and attended meetings to convincingly make the case.

IMG_0794Thanks are also due to the City and BART for being willing to hit the pause button on the planned single stripe down the middle option in order to give AS&R time to make its case and for the City to contemplate the issue.  This contemplation included hiring transportation engineering consulting firm Fehr and Peers to review the situation, whose agreement with AS&R’s position helped the City decide.  The City also took the opportunity to upgrade the street crossings, as pictured to the left. You can express your appreciation to the City by sending a message to cityhall@albany.org.

There is one little glitch in the striping.  As implemented elsewhere, there is a pedestrian icon in the walking lane (as well as cycling icons in the cycling lanes).  This icon is currently missing, suggesting it was not included in the striping plan.  Also, there are only icons on the lanes at the path entries.  Midblock icons would increase awareness of the lane configuration as people may be paying more attention to navigating the curves and looking for other users than symbols on the ground at the entries.  AS&R is working on it.  Success getting other little glitches corrected (shoulders that end too short, a trash can located in the line of a shoulder) provided confidence that this will be worked out.

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