RBishop747 | 1 Sep 07:10 2005
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[ebbc-talk] Out of Gas


Just got word from my sister in SC.  Stand by for more of the  same.  Reality 
may strike.

NO GASOLINE ON HWY 9.  

THE CAMP CROFT STORAGE TERMINALS ARE OUT OF  GASOLINE  
RACETRAK IN BOILING SPRINGS IS OUT OF  GAS.   
Price this morning was $2.27.9 
PRICES NOW STANDING AT $2.99.9.  
SERIOUS BUSINESS - LAST NIGHT,  
THE NEWS SAID WE MIGHT RUN OUT IN THREE DAYS -  
BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN 24 HOURS.  
Sincerely,

Ron Bishop - Architect - AIA
Bicycle Safety  Instructor - LCI
[510] 652-4667

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bruce ohlson | 1 Sep 08:06 2005
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Gaiarobin@...] : request for legal help

Robin,

I sympathize with your crash.  I've been hit by cars three times in my life 
(1968, 1980, and 1999).  Two resulted in hospitalizations.  Two were 
hit-and-run.  At least the joker who hit you stopped.

Why don't you give Gary Brustin a call?   He is a cyclist and specializes 
only in bicycle crashes.  He appeared at an EBBC meeting two years ago; he 
seemed very competent.
(800) 234-2453    His local office is 2055 Gateway Place, Ste 400; San Jose 
CA 95110

Good luck,

~0le

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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:25:12 -0700

I was run down in an SF crosswalk by an auto which resulted in a compression 
fracture of my L4 vertebra. I was referred to a lawyer in Oakland. His name 
is Frederick L. Goss, gosslaw@..., 510-832-0199. He is a
bicyclist 
(tri-athlete actually) and sympathetic to bicycle and pedestrian personal 
injury cases.

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C P | 1 Sep 16:06 2005
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RE: [ebbc-talk] Out of Gas


>Just got word from my sister in SC.  Stand by for more of the  same.  
>Reality
>may strike.
>

Yes - you're right. I was surprised by how some of my coworkers had barely 
been following the hurricane more than other hurricanes. My cousin was 
sending this silly 'let's not buy gas on September 1 until they bring prices 
down' flyer. How could the panicked buying on the east coast *not* have a 
gigantic ripple effect on the economy. I mean - the value of houses in New 
Orleans is inestimable, but we have to acknowledge that the U.S. economy 
still powers along despite the presence of thousands of poor people in the 
south, Baltimore, Philadelphia, the Central Valley and so forth, and even 
relies on it to keep wages low in the service sector.  Farmers have to 
harvest their corn and wheat with diesel this next month, and they have had 
the same prices for these commodities for decades and can't easily cover 
their increased cost, and truckers often are forced to pay the higher gas 
costs. A 10%+ tax on many areas of the economy cannot just be absorbed. I 
mention this because a some commented "neat, I live in a city and only those 
surburban Tahoe drivers will be forced to pay".  It is true that they don't 
have a genuine oil shortage, but it is in every station and oil company 
owner's best interest to adjust prices to reflect perceived demand and 
perceived shortage.
  I'd say the best case scenario is if lots of politicians and people who 
still hadn't encountered the necessity of alternative energy and wetlands 
preservation and economic justice, and then we were able to use this to 
prevent further bad situations in the future. But this will involve boring 
through a lot of cognitive dissonance at the White House.

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Robert Raburn | 1 Sep 19:41 2005

[ebbc-talk] Multiple Choice Quiz on Events

Which of the following events DO NOT offer bike parking?
A. Burning Man
B. SF Grand Prix
C. Art & Soul Oakland

Let's consider this by a process of elimination. Each year Burning Man
transforms a desert playa into Black Rock City, a bicycle-based city of
over 25,000 during the weeklong event. The SF Grand Prix bike race
(10am, Sunday) offers Valet Bike Parking throughout the day at the Grand
Prix Expo (near Embarcadero) and on the Taylor Street Hill. See pull-out
insert in 8/31 East Bay Express for course map and race info.

ANSWER: C. Despite EBBC's annual Oakland Bike to Work Day demonstration
of how to provide secure bicycle parking for large public events, the
City of Oakland's Community and Economic Development Agency (CEDA)
organizers of the Art & Soul event again overlooked the need for bicycle
parking at their Labor Day weekend music festival. Oakland should
consider the example set by the neighboring City of Alameda which
routinely provides attended bicycle parking at their public events. 

The EBBC has already fielded a dozen calls asking if Art & Soul Oakland
will provide bicycle parking? Our short answer for this year is "don't
leave the race in SF hoping to find similar bicycle security in
Oakland."

WHAT YOU CAN DO
It's too late to affect this weekend's event. If you wish to see
Oakland's public funds spent in an inclusive manner that considers the
need for secure bicycle parking at future Art & Soul events, please
remind event manager Samee Roberts (238-2136 or sroberts@...)
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Peter D. Barnett | 1 Sep 20:02 2005

Fwd: [ebbc-talk] Multiple Choice Quiz on Events

Ms. Roberts -

Since I have agreed to participate in this weekend event as a 
representative of the Oakland Museum, let me reiterate the sentiments 
expressed below.  I intend to ride my bike to the event and store it at the 
booth I will be staffing - but this is not an option for the typical visitor.

The number of bicyclists that are evidence on the streets of Oakland, 
especially on the weekends, would suggest that biking to a downtown event 
would be a popular idea.  The city should figure out some way to 
accommodate bicyclists.

Peter Barnett

>From: "Robert Raburn" <robertraburn@...>
>To: <ebbc-talk@...>,
>         "BikeAlameda" <discuss@...>,
>         "'BFBC'" <bfbc-talk@...>, "BABC Bd" <BABCbd@...>
>Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:41:45 -0700
>
>Subject: [ebbc-talk] Multiple Choice Quiz on Events
>
>
>Which of the following events DO NOT offer bike parking?
>A. Burning Man
>B. SF Grand Prix
>C. Art & Soul Oakland
>
>Let's consider this by a process of elimination. Each year Burning Man
>transforms a desert playa into Black Rock City, a bicycle-based city of
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Emily Nalven | 1 Sep 20:35 2005

Re: [ebbc-talk] Multiple Choice Quiz on Events

Rob,
Thank you for sending this.  Actually Samee Roberts is part of the City 
Administration, not CEDA.  I forwarded this e-mail to her, her assistant, 
the mayor and my councilmember.  All of you Oakland bicyclists should do 
the same.  I made the comment that I was embarrassed as a citizen of 
Oakland, that they overlooked such an inexpensive, easy to coordinate 
option.  I also made reference to the Mayor's commitment to biking.

At 10:41 AM 9/1/2005, Robert Raburn wrote:
>Which of the following events DO NOT offer bike parking?
>A. Burning Man
>B. SF Grand Prix
>C. Art & Soul Oakland
>
>Let's consider this by a process of elimination. Each year Burning Man

Emily Nalven, UC PMI Coordinator
UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership Participant
510-987-9287
510-987-0752 (Fax)
emily.nalven@...

www.uccsuiouee.org

"Cities should be built on one side of the street." - Bob Kaufman  
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Emily Nalven | 1 Sep 21:40 2005

[ebbc-talk] Fwd: RE: No Bike Parking at Art and Soul


>From: "Roberts, Samee" <SRoberts@...>
>To: "'Emily Nalven'" <Emily.Nalven@...>,
>    "Roberts, Samee" <SRoberts@...>
>Cc: "Kernighan, Pat" <PKernighan@...>,
>    "Edgerly, Deborah" <DEdgerly@...>,
>    "Flemons, Janice" <JFlemons@...>,
>    "Garza, Shelly" <SGarza@...>,
>    Office of the Mayor <OfficeoftheMayor@...>,
>    "Roberts, Samee" <SRoberts@...>
>Subject: RE: No Bike Parking at Art and Soul
>Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 11:39:45 -0700
>X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2653.19)
>
>We are providing a place to park bicycles at this weekend's festival -- the
>bike racks located in the promenade between City Hall and Frank Ogawa Plaza
>(just off Clay Street across from the State Building).  The bike racks are
>located next to the First Aid tent so there is someone on site at all times
>during the event.
>
>I am dismayed that the East Bay Bicycle Coalition would speak on our behalf
>regarding this issue.  At no time did the EBBC contact us regarding this
>issue or to offer any support they could possible provide to assist in the
>effort.  The fact that they have conveyed erroneous information to the dozen
>of so calls they have fielded -- without contacting us for input -- is a
>disservice to the public.
>
>We believe that the bicycle parking provided will suffice until we can find
>an organization that is willing to provide a more elaborate service -- for
>which we are more than happy to pay.  Several bicycles have parked in these
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Allan Zenos | 1 Sep 22:34 2005
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[ebbc-talk] Re: [BikeAlameda Discuss] Multiple Choice Quiz on Events

It really doesn't surprise me that this situation exists given the fact that they also missed the boat (no
pun intended) on the implementation of an Alameda/Oakland bike ferry. Alameda had grant money available
and put a bike ferry into operation until the Port of Oakland nixed the deal. Now that grant money is no
longer available and thus no bike ferry in the foreseeable future. If CEDA WERE able to see the benefits of
valet bike parking, they might be likely to see the benefits that an Alameda/Oakland bike ferry could have
on both communities. Do you think that maybe a cooperative effort between the two cities might be what is
necessary to make a bike ferry a reality? Maybe we should be asking for both the valet bike parking AND a bike
ferry for all major events held in Oakland or Alameda. 

Al
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Robert Raburn | 2 Sep 00:07 2005

[ebbc-talk] FW: Torlakson launches CA Delta Trails

August 31, 2005

I am writing to invite you to join me and other community leaders for an
important event in Bay Point on Friday, September 2, at 10:30 am.

Please join us for the kickoff event and press conference to announce
the introduction of a resolution to begin development of a "California
Delta Trail." This kickoff will be held at 1001 McAvoy Road in Bay
Point.

On Thursday I will introduce a state resolution to start development of
a trail network that connects existing routes and proposes new segments
in the Delta region, as well as providing links with the planned
450-mile Bay Trail.

The California Delta Trail will run through five counties.  It will let
hikers, bicyclists, and others enjoy one of the world's most unique and
scenic areas.

Although many of the 1,000 miles of Delta waterways can be reached by
car and boat, Delta Protection Commission surveys have found that access
is limited for hiking, bike riding, bank fishing, and other recreational
uses in Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Solano, Sacramento, and Yolo
counties.

I believe the Delta is our local treasure, but many people never get a
chance to see it up close. The state, counties, cities, and others who
care about the Delta should work together and make the California Delta
Trail a reality.

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bruce ohlson | 2 Sep 07:28 2005
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RE: [ebbc-talk] Torlakson launches CA Delta Trails

Fellow Cyclists,

I will be attending this press conference.  The tentative alignment between 
Pittsburg and Bay Point will be a GREAT commute route as soon as we get the 
portion of Port Chicago Highway through the Concord Naval Weapons Station 
reopened to cyclists and walkers.

The press conference will be at McAvoy Harbor at the "foot" of Port Chicago 
Highway.

Everyone is welcome.

Sincerely,

~0le

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Subject: [ebbc-talk] FW: Torlakson launches CA Delta Trails
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 15:07:29 -0700

August 31, 2005

I am writing to invite you to join me and other community leaders for an
important event in Bay Point on Friday, September 2, at 10:30 am.

Please join us for the kickoff event and press conference to announce
the introduction of a resolution to begin development of a "California
Delta Trail." This kickoff will be held at 1001 McAvoy Road in Bay
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