Upcoming Events

Apr
30
Mon
5:00 pm AS&R “Bike Month Eve” Happy Hour... @ Everest Kitchen
AS&R “Bike Month Eve” Happy Hour... @ Everest Kitchen
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AS&R "Bike Month Eve" Happy Hour Meeting, special date @ 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 Traffic & Safety Commission Meet... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Traffic & Safety Commission Meet... @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The monthly Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting takes place on a special date in April 2018. This is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects in[...]
May
3
Thu
all-day Musette Bag Stuffing for Bike to... @ Sports Basement
Musette Bag Stuffing for Bike to... @ Sports Basement
May 3 – May 4 all-day
Musette Bag Stuffing for Bike to Work Day 2018 - date and time tba @ Sports Basement | Berkeley | California | United States
You’ve enjoyed picking up the famous Bike to Work Day musette bags, chock full of swag & snacks. Help stuff those musette bags for our Energizer Station so hundreds of your friends, neighbors and passers-by[...]
May
5
Sat
1:00 pm Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Urban Cycling 101 Classroom Work... @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
May 5 @ 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[...]
May
9
Wed
7:30 am Bike to School Day! @ Albany Schools
Bike to School Day! @ Albany Schools
May 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Bike to School Day! @ Albany Schools
What would Bike Month be without a few events for the kids? We hope you and your family will join us on Bike to School Day. Most schools will celebrate on this date, and every[...]

Discounts

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

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

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

Marie Bowser Acupuncture: 25% on all visits.

Blue Heron Bikes: 10% off parts and accessories.

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

Gilman Overpass: What To Seek?

A year ago, AS&R sent a letter regarding active transportation elements of the proposed Gilman interchange project. It was joined by the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition’s Transportation Working Group, Bike East Bay, the Albany Berkeley Soccer Club, Berkeley Rhino Rugby Club, Berkeley Rugby Football Club, and Berkeley Lacrosse Club. Until two weeks ago, Alameda CTC, [read more…]

AS&R Input on draft Berkeley Bike Plan

AS&R has sent a letter to the Berkeley City Council, Transportation Commission, and Transportation Division providing input on Berkeley’s draft Bike Plan. Chief among this input is asking that the plan include connections on Berkeley’s side to all the cycling routes proposed in Albany’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP). Most of these connections were already proposed [read more…]

Cycling Route Paint and Signs Advancing

Albany has the second highest percentage of people biking to work of cities in Alameda County and the third or fourth highest in the Bay Area. People are voting with their wheels that Albany is a good place to ride.

For the last decade, Albany has focused on implementing complicated and/or expensive infrastructure projects that [read more…]

Complete Streets Design Process

You can get involved in an exciting project to plan the future of Albany’s two biggest streets.

The City of Albany is undertaking a Complete Streets process to develop plans for improving San Pablo Ave. and Buchanan St. The process will identify ways that the streets could be changed to better accommodate alternative modes of [read more…]

Curb ramp redesign success

Albany Strollers & Rollers (AS&R) has advocated for better curb ramps for years with little to show for it. However with completion of the new ramps along Spokane, success is in hand.

AS&R sought three improvements, as shown above:

Previous curb ramp retaining walls (sometimes also called curbs) are in the sidewalk. This creates a [read more…]

Sidewalk Census

Introduction

Albany Strollers & Rollers (AS&R) conducted a sidewalk census as part of the development of the Albany Active Transportation Plan (ATP). This is in partial fulfillment of Albany Climate Action Plan measure TL-1.3, which states “evaluate the community’s walking infrastructure, identify potential barriers, and implement improvements .” The census was conducted by AS&R to [read more…]