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[...]

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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!
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UC, AS&R and C0A Reach Settlement!

AS&R and Carbon Neutral Albany (C0A) are pleased to announce agreement with the University of California (UC) on a proposed amendment to the global climate change mitigation measure regarding the University Village Mixed-Use Project in Albany, California. The parties hope the Albany City Council will adopt this amendment at its meeting this Monday, May 6th. This would allow for completion of the settlement agreement.

UC has reaffirmed its commitment to climate change mitigation at the University Village Mixed-Use Project in the settlement agreement.  The agreement proposes to amend the climate change mitigation language regarding cycling facilities as follows (deletions in strikeout and additions underlined):

“Provide bicycle lanes and/or paths, incorporated into the proposed street systems and connected to a community-wide network subject to the limitations set forth in. This mitigation measure would not modify or alter Mitigation Measure TRANS-12.”

Because Mitigation Measure TRANS-12 regards improving the crossing of San Pablo at Dartmouth for people walking and biking, the improvement was dependent on CalTrans approval.  AS&R was concerned that the original language could be interpreted as holding that if CalTrans did not approve the crossing improvement then none of the other cycling facilities needed to be including in the project.

This concern arose in when UC successfully asked for the additional language “subject to the limitations set forth in Mitigation Measure TRANS-12” in the last minutes before Council’s approval of the project at 2 am on July 10th last year.  UC asked for this language out of concern the previous language would compel it to improve the crossing, and so if CalTrans did not approve of the improvement the project could not proceed.

C0A, AS&R’s partner organization  in the legal effort, negotiated a proposed amendment regarding the solar power portion of the climate change mitigation measure.  The previous language did not include a minimum amount of solar power that would be installed.  UC commits to such a minimum in the amendment.

The settlement discussions provided all parties the opportunity to understand each other’s concerns and find language to address those concerns.  In this spirit, UC, AS&R, and C0A cooperated in reaching the proposed settlement agreement without need of a court proceeding. The parties repeatedly joined in successfully petitioning the court to delay the start of its proceeding to provide more time for discussion. UC, AS&R and C0A agreed to share the legal cost of the settlement should the Albany City Council adopt the amendment.

AS&R hopes the City Council will adopt the amendments this coming Monday, and looks forward to working with UC, the City and the project developers during the next project review and approval phases.

 

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