Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Wed
5:00 pm AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting,... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting,... @ Everest Kitchen
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R Holiday Happy Hour Meeting, special date — in person!! Eat, drink & problem-solve!! @ Everest Kitchen
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...
Transportation Commission Meetin...
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Transportation Commission meets on this special date in lieu of the regular November and December meetings. This is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects[...]
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[...]
Jan
5
Wed
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Jan 5 @ 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[...]
Jan
13
Thu
7:00 pm AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to... @ Zoom
AS&R Meeting – You’re Invited to... @ Zoom
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 Zoom meeting (every other month – odd-numbered months) where[...]
Jan
27
Thu
7:00 pm Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Transportation Commission Meetin... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Jan 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[...]
Feb
2
Wed
7:30 pm “Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
“Bay Trail Confidential” free Zo...
Feb 2 @ 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[...]
Feb
24
Thu
5:00 pm AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R Happy Hour Meeting back in ... @ Everest Kitchen
Feb 24 @ 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[...]

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.

Ohlone Greenway 3-Lane Path Petition

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 will be for two cycling lanes (one in each direction) and one walking lane.  The walking lane will also border a decomposed granite shoulder.  This configuration will help those people that are interested know what portion of the path to use in order to stay out of each other’s way.
Please sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-albany-stripe-the-widened-ohlone-greenway-path-with-three-lanes if you support the three-lane configuration.  AS&R would also like to collect signatures on paper petitions, such as by standing at the Greenway and asking passersby to sign.  If you could volunteer to do this, please contact Zack Mensinger here.
At its July meeting, the Traffic and Safety Commission passed a motion for staff to bring back information regarding a three lane configuration, which was great. The next step is to have the Commission recommend the three-lane configuration.   All types of users have voiced support of this configuration but  we need to show the  City that support. The petition will help with that effort.

On the Bay Trail, pedestrians are staying in their designated lane despite no bike traffic.
credit: Zack Mensinger

The three lane configuration is seen locally on shared use paths such as the Bay Trail through much of Berkeley, on the newly refinished path leading to Golden Gate Bridge, and on the path along Crissy Field in San Francisco. These paths all have one lane for each direction of bicycle traffic, separated by a dashed line, and a third lane for walkers and runners, separated from the bike lanes by a solid line. All three have markings indicating the purpose of each lane.
Data collected recently by Zack on a three-lane portion of the Bay Trail in Berkeley indicated over 90% of path users were in their designated lane as compared to less than two thirds being on the designated path along an old section of the Greenway. This high level of compliance has also been reported to us on other similar paths, such as the heavily traveled Minneapolis Midtown Greenway.
Please help us advocate for safer conditions on the new and improved Ohlone Greenway – thanks!

1 comment to Ohlone Greenway 3-Lane Path Petition

  • Amy Smolens

    Thanks to the more than 250 Greenway users who signed the electronic or paper petition, our advocacy for this 3-lane configuration was successful! City Staff advised as such and the Traffic & Safety Commission voted unanimously to have one pedestrian lane and two cycling lanes. Thanks to those of you who helped out on this project -we certainly couldn’t have done it without you!!

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