Changes to California state law are coming. AB390 passed into law now states that pedestrians may enter an intersection and cross during a countdown signal that is accompanied by a flashing hand signal or “Don’t Walk,” as long as they reach the other end of the intersection before the hand or “Don’t Walk” signal goes steady. We can’t penalize pedestrians for poorly timed crosswalk countdown signals.
For more details, follow the California Bicycle Coalition.
The October issue of the Bike Walk Alameda Action Newsletter is out – Read about the ‘Official LimeBike Launch Event’ making Alameda the first East Bay city with a public dock-less bike share system, the groundbreaking of the Cross Alameda Trail (the four-mile path that will cut through the future Jean Sweeney Open Space Park) and the car focused study by Oakland Alameda Access Project to reduce traffic volumes through Chinatown. You do not want to miss reading this month’s issue!