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RCPC Town Hall Meeting – Bicycling!

Posted by Len Gilbert on May 15, 2012

Come to the Rockridge Community Planning Council Meeting (RCPC) to learn more about bicycling improvements and ideas.

 

RCPC Town Hall Meeting

May 17, 7:30-9 p.m. –  Rockridge Branch Library –  5366 College Avenue at Manila

Agenda:

May RCPC Town Hall Meeting:

  • City Bicycling Improvements
  • Cycling Support Groups
  • Bicycle Maintenance

Tired of Driving Places You’d Rather Bicycle or Walk to?

Jason Patton, Oakland’s Bicycle & Pedestrian program manager, will describe new pedestrian and non-auto alternatives in Rockridge, including Alcatraz Avenue bike lanes and Alcatraz pedestrian crossings, the College Avenue bike sharrows*, BART station bike parking improvements ($100,000 from the City’s Fourth Bore settlement), proposed Keith Avenue bike lanes, the status of Broadway bike lanes, and Safe Routes to Schools grant improvements.

* A shared-lane marking, or sharrow, is a symbol placed in the center of a travel lane to indicate its shared use by bicycles and autos.

How Safe is Cycling, Anyway?

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) has answers.

The coalition works for safe, convenient and enjoyable bicycling for all people in the east bay. Dave Campbell, EBBC Program Director, will tell us about his organization’s riding and safety programs and provide some perspective on Rockridge bicycle improvements, those proposed and those possible.

Ready to Ride? Tune Up Your Bike for Safety and Comfort!

Local bike shop owner Richard Oesterius of Tip Top Bike Shop on Telegraph at 48th Street will discuss bike riding habits and bike maintenance. Find out how basic care and feeding of your machine can help make bicycling fun again.

A community supporter, Richard is donating 1% of Tip Top’s April sales to Claremont Middle School and 1% to Oakland Tech.

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Read The Rockridge News May 2012 Issue Online:

http://www.rockridge.org/news/RN05.12.pdf

 

 

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