Robert Raburn | 1 Sep 15:20 2008

[Ebbc-Talk] Complete Streets goes to Governor

We need YOU to act now! Our goal is to make every road a good road! 

Call, or preferably write, Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, State
Capitol, Sacramento 95814, and urge him to sign AB 1358, the Complete
Streets Act, into law! Call: (916) 445-2841; FAX: (916) 445-4633. Let
the Governor know about the importance of complete streets: 

 * AB 1358 is a key toward greenhouse gas reduction mandates in AB32 
 * Planning safe streets and roads is important for children,
     seniors, pedestrians, and bicyclists 
 * The fiscal effect is minor.

For more info:
http://www.ebbc.org/?q=node/151

 -Robert Raburn, Executive Director
********************************************
East Bay Bicycle Coalition   www.ebbc.org
PO Box 1736             tel:(510)533-RIDE    
Oakland, CA  94604      fax:(510)533-7432    
Fruitvale Village   3301 E12th, Suite 143
********************************************
"To promote bicycling as an everyday means
of transportation and recreation"

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Robert Raburn | 1 Sep 16:12 2008

[Ebbc-Talk] The US is a laggard

...in bicycle commuting

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/30/AR200808
3000632.html

 -Robert Raburn, Executive Director
********************************************
East Bay Bicycle Coalition   www.ebbc.org
PO Box 1736             tel:(510)533-RIDE    
Oakland, CA  94604      fax:(510)533-7432    
Fruitvale Village   3301 E12th, Suite 143
********************************************
"To promote bicycling as an everyday means
of transportation and recreation"

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Jon Spangler | 1 Sep 21:00 2008
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] The US is a laggard

Our lapped-and-off-the-back-of-the-pack lack of support for bike  
commuting and other livable-world options is not really "news," but  
it IS truly sad....

Jon

On Sep 1, 2008, at 7:12 AM, Robert Raburn wrote:

> ...in bicycle commuting
>
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/30/ 
> AR200808
> 3000632.html
>
>  -Robert Raburn, Executive Director
> ********************************************
> East Bay Bicycle Coalition   www.ebbc.org
> PO Box 1736             tel:(510)533-RIDE
> Oakland, CA  94604      fax:(510)533-7432
> Fruitvale Village   3301 E12th, Suite 143
> ********************************************
> "To promote bicycling as an everyday means
> of transportation and recreation"
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Ebbc-Talk mailing list
> Ebbc-Talk@...
> http://lists.ebbc.org/listinfo.cgi/ebbc-talk-ebbc.org

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Tony Godshall | 2 Sep 09:03 2008
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Complete Streets goes to Governor

You have to call during "normal business hours", monday to friday 8-5

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 6:20 AM, Robert Raburn <robertraburn@...> wrote:
> We need YOU to act now! Our goal is to make every road a good road!
>
> Call, or preferably write, Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger, State
> Capitol, Sacramento 95814, and urge him to sign AB 1358, the Complete
> Streets Act, into law! Call: (916) 445-2841; FAX: (916) 445-4633. Let
> the Governor know about the importance of complete streets:
>
>  * AB 1358 is a key toward greenhouse gas reduction mandates in AB32
>  * Planning safe streets and roads is important for children,
>     seniors, pedestrians, and bicyclists
>  * The fiscal effect is minor.
>
> For more info:
> http://www.ebbc.org/?q=node/151
>
>  -Robert Raburn, Executive Director
> ********************************************
> East Bay Bicycle Coalition   www.ebbc.org
> PO Box 1736             tel:(510)533-RIDE
> Oakland, CA  94604      fax:(510)533-7432
> Fruitvale Village   3301 E12th, Suite 143
> ********************************************
> "To promote bicycling as an everyday means
> of transportation and recreation"
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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Dave Campbell | 4 Sep 03:41 2008
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[Ebbc-Talk] EBBC's Free Urban Bicycle Safety Classes

Cyclists:

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition announces its Fall 2008 series of free  
Road I adult bicycle safety education classes starting in September.  
Classes are taught by LCI certified instructors and are offered in  
Oakland, Alameda, San Leandro, Fremont, Richmond, Walnut Creek and  
Dublin. For full details and to sign up, go to www.ebbc.org/safety.  
The classes are free and open to all cyclists 14 years and older.  
Please feel free to pass this announcement along as you please. The  
classes are funded through grants from the Alameda County  
Transportation Improvement Authority and the East Bay Community  
Foundation.

Get signed up today!

Dave Campbell
Chair
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
510-701-5971

Check out EBBC's Fall Bicycle Safety Class schedule online at www.ebbc.org/safety 
. The classes are free and open to the public.
EBBC is a 501(c)(3) working to make the East Bay a bicycle-friendly  
community. Join us, we need your support

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Jon Spangler | 4 Sep 07:40 2008
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[Ebbc-Talk] Fwd: AirAlert - Spare The Air Tomorrow September 4

Here we go again--our air is thicker than it should be, and we are  
not doing enough to clean it up.

Keep your Hummers in the garage tomorrow, OK?

Thanks,

Jon

Begin forwarded message:

> From: SpareTheAir@...
> Date: September 3, 2008 2:55:01 PM PDT
> To: hudsonspangler@...
> Subject: AirAlert - Spare The Air Tomorrow September 4
> Reply-To: baairalert@...
>
>
> Tomorrow, Thursday, September 4, is a Spare the Air Day in the San  
> Francisco Bay Area.
>
> Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be  
> unhealthy tomorrow.  Hot temperatures and light winds will combine  
> to produce poor air quality for the Bay Area.
>
> To help prevent smog tomorrow, please:
> - Drive less
> - Take public transit, walk or bike, visit 511.org for transit info
> - Carpool or vanpool with friends or co-workers
> - Telecommute -- work from home instead of driving to work
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Mike | 4 Sep 00:28 2008
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[Ebbc-Talk] FW: [ebbc-talk administrator] bike accident


-----Original Message-----
From: info@... [mailto:info@...] On Behalf Of andienotch@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 3:26 PM
To: mkjcal@...
Subject: [ebbc-talk administrator] bike accident

Andie Notch sent a message using the contact form at
http://www.ebbc.org/?q=contact.

Hi there.
I just have a question.  This morning I was riding to BART and a woman
opened her car door right as I was passing and I hit it. Fell off my bike,
broken glass, cuts and her door was damaged. Luckily I didn't get hurt too
badly. After the chaos of firefighters and EMTs subsided I talked to the
cop and he thinks it will end up being a "mutual responsibility" case. What
does that mean and am I responsible? Do I have to pay for the door? What
typically happens in these cases? Any information would be of help. Thank
you

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Rob Hawks | 4 Sep 17:46 2008
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] FW: [ebbc-talk administrator] bike accident

Sorry to hear of your mishap.

I was under the impression that *any* time a collision occurs when a
door is opened in a parked car,
it is the fault of those in the car (usually the driver). Perhaps this
is not so in California?

Hope you heal soon.

rob hawks

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Mike <mkjcal@...> wrote:
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: info@... [mailto:info@...] On Behalf
Of andienotch@...
> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 3:26 PM
> To: mkjcal@...
> Subject: [ebbc-talk administrator] bike accident
>
> Andie Notch sent a message using the contact form at
> http://www.ebbc.org/?q=contact.
>
> Hi there.
> I just have a question.  This morning I was riding to BART and a woman
> opened her car door right as I was passing and I hit it. Fell off my bike,
> broken glass, cuts and her door was damaged. Luckily I didn't get hurt too
> badly. After the chaos of firefighters and EMTs subsided I talked to the
> cop and he thinks it will end up being a "mutual responsibility" case. What
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Jason Meggs | 4 Sep 19:56 2008

[Ebbc-Talk] Bikestation Full / Bus Drivers Demand Bike Baskets

Friends and fellow cyclists,

Signs of the times: on an AC Transit #7 bus this week, the driver stopped 
everything in front of Missing Link and began shouting for people on the 
street to go get the "bike man" because she wanted to know if they carry 
bike baskets and how much they are.  Yes: Twenty dollars. She's going to 
have to get one to carry her groceries!

Today in the Downtown Berkeley Bike Station, our poor attendant is so 
swamped he's considering walking out. There are over 100 bikes in a space 
designed for 77. He can't move. He's asking people to lock outside if they 
can. Meanwhile the repairs list is unmanageably long as well.

Please call the Mayor of Berkeley, Tom Bates, TODAY, and let him know that 
an expanded Bike Station at street level is an opportunity not to be 
missed. The ten years of work advocates have done and the half million in 
capital funding secured is at stake; to lose this chance would be a huge 
setback for everyday bicycling in Berkeley.

    Mayor Tom Bates, (510) 981-7100
    Tom Bates <mayor@...>

Let Tom know that the expanded bicycle station will be a multifaceted 
bicycle support center, much more than secure bicycle parking, critical at 
this time of so many new bicyclists taking to the streets, and critical if 
the City is going to make serious progress on its commitment to reducing 
climate changing emissions.  The new center would also complement and 
bolster the suffering downtown business district.

For more info see
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Emily Montan | 4 Sep 21:38 2008

Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Bikestation Full / Bus Drivers Demand Bike Baskets

Good news!

-----Original Message-----
From: ebbc-talk-bounces@...
[mailto:ebbc-talk-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Jason Meggs
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:57 AM
To: BFBC-Talk; East Bay Bicycle Coalition
Subject: [Ebbc-Talk] Bikestation Full / Bus Drivers Demand Bike Baskets

Friends and fellow cyclists,

Signs of the times: on an AC Transit #7 bus this week, the driver
stopped 
everything in front of Missing Link and began shouting for people on the

street to go get the "bike man" because she wanted to know if they carry

bike baskets and how much they are.  Yes: Twenty dollars. She's going to

have to get one to carry her groceries!

Today in the Downtown Berkeley Bike Station, our poor attendant is so 
swamped he's considering walking out. There are over 100 bikes in a
space 
designed for 77. He can't move. He's asking people to lock outside if
they 
can. Meanwhile the repairs list is unmanageably long as well.

Please call the Mayor of Berkeley, Tom Bates, TODAY, and let him know
that 
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