HOT OFF THE PRESSES! Our new Bicycle & Walking Map

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 8.42.25 AMIt’s here! After months of hard work, the sixth edition of Bike Walk Alameda’s popular Bicycle & Walking Map is hot off the presses and available at a list of locations across the island.

Our map is THE resource for finding the most walkable, bikeable streets in Alameda, along with bike shops, repair stations, lockers and more. It’s also got tips for safe walking and biking, helmet and road marking basics and lists of helpful phone numbers and useful websites.

Bike Walk Alameda would like to thank our sponsors for making this new edition of the map possible. The list includes the City of Alameda Public Works Department; Alameda Bicycle; Alameda Municipal Power; Tracy Zollinger, L.Ac.; the East Bay Regional Park District; and Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream.

To find out where you can get your FREE copy, click here: http://www.bikewalkalameda.org/information/map.

Central Avenue Safe Concept Plan Approved!

WE DID IT!

The City Council signed off on a safer Central Avenue on Monday night, unanimously okaying a conceptual plan to put bike lanes, a bikeway serving two schools, more and more visible crosswalks and a host of other improvements along the cross-Island arterial.

Given that it was unclear just six months ago whether this plan was even going to go forward, it probably goes without saying that your postcards, letters and heartfelt comments to policymakers at three packed public meetings made them realize that the community wants this and that they should move it forward.

Congratulations on using YOUR voices to score a big win for safety in this community!

CENTRAL AVENUE UPDATE – COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

Supporters of a safer Central Avenue packed City Hall on Wednesday night to let the City Council know that they want members to say yes to common-sense safety improvements to Central Avenue that include extended bike lanes, a bikeway serving two West End schools and more and more visible crosswalks. Council members felt they were unable to extend the meeting past 11 p.m., so they continued their discussion and decision to a new meeting on Monday night. Continue reading “CENTRAL AVENUE UPDATE – COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY”

Central Avenue City Council meeting tonight!

Tonight’s the night! Tell the Alameda City Council you want a safer Central Avenue at their meeting tonight, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. Don’t forget to wear your biking brights! If you don’t want to speak, you can still attend – your presence alone will show the council that you want them to make Central a safer place for people who walk and bike. See you there! Continue reading “Central Avenue City Council meeting tonight!”