Voice Your Support for Protected Atlantic Gap Solution

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The design for the Atlantic portion of the Cross Alameda Trail comes before the Transportation Commission this Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.!

Ask the Transportation Commission members to support this one block long protected bikeway. Be sure they say “yes” to the proposed design. Continue reading “Voice Your Support for Protected Atlantic Gap Solution”

Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair Station Now Available at Alameda Main Library

Dero Fix-itStuck without tools and need to fix your bike? Lucky for you, the city’s efforts to be bike friendly now include a free bike repair station. A bicycle pump and tools have been installed at the Alameda Free Library, which continues to expand the city’s mission to promote eco-friendly travel. Continue reading “Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair Station Now Available at Alameda Main Library”

New Laws Pedestrians and Cyclists May Want to Know About

Earbuds or headsets can’t be worn while driving a vehicle or on a bike (SB 491, Transportation Committee)
This law, among other things, makes it unlawful to wear a headset covering, earplugs in, or earphones covering, resting on, or inserted in, both ears, while operating a motor vehicle or a bicycle. This prohibition does not apply to persons operating authorized emergency vehicles, construction equipment and refuse or waste equipment while wearing a headset or safety earplugs. (Info courtesy of the DMV)

A new federal law supports parents who let their kids get to school on their own

Section 8542 of the Every Student Succeeds Act specifically does not limit “a child from traveling to and from school on foot or by car, bus, or bike when the parents of the child have given permission” nor does it “expose parents to civil or criminal charges for allowing their child to responsibly and safely travel to and from school by a means the parents believe is age appropriate.”

Did you know that there is no federal law setting a legal age minimum before children can walk to school alone? Read more about how to determine the right age to let your child walk alone.

Sixth Edition of Bicycle and Walking Map of Alameda Coming Soon!

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 8.42.25 AMThe latest version of our ever-popular Bike Walk Alameda Biking and Walking Map is currently at the printer. We periodically update the map when new streets are added and others are upgraded to include better bicycle and walking infrastructure around Alameda. After more than 10 years in print, we are gearing up to release the Sixth Edition of our extremely popular Bicycle & Walking Map of Alameda. You’ll find all the best routes to bike and walk around town. Continue reading “Sixth Edition of Bicycle and Walking Map of Alameda Coming Soon!”

Suggestions Welcomed for Relocating Lockers

cfa246f9-309f-4556-b7b1-b97e7c052e5eBike Walk Alameda recently learned that the city of Alameda will be removing the 8 plastic, individual lockers at the Main St Ferry Terminal when WETA installs 20 new electronic bike lockers (early next year). The city doesn’t have another use for the lockers, so they are checking around to see if any businesses in Alameda would like the lockers. Contact us with suggestions or questions.