Jon Spangler | 1 Jul 01:36 2009
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Spare the Air response from MTC

Ron,

That's part of the problem: MTC, BAAQND, and AC Transit have no  
"cents" (at least far from enough) to provide significant non-car  
options, be they bus, bike, ped, or other-related. The SOV reigns  
supreme from a funding subsidy standpoint.

Some day, as the old bumper sticker said, the Department of Defense  
will have to raise money for its aircraft carriers and battleships  
and schools, BAAQMD, MTC, and transit districts will be sitting on  
multi-billion-dollar surpluses...

And there IS a bike lane almost half-way across the SF Bay. It's only  
about 4 years away, so hold on tight...

Jon

On Jun 29, 2009, at 10:57 PM, RBishop747@... wrote:

> I know that this was a really superficial answer on her part, but  
> come on
> now.  Does she have any cents?
>
> If all the bus racks were always full and if there were always  
> lines of
> riders left waiting, how long would it take to add more racks or   
> change some
> bad policies.   With Susan's perspective as a Transit  Leader it  
> will take
> forever.  Drive, drive, drive.  By the time they  figure it our we  
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Jon Spangler | 1 Jul 03:43 2009
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Spare the Air response from MTC

Richard,

Yes, there has been a study (8 years ago!), and even a bit of  
movement towards funding it, but I can't hold my breath for that  
long, especially in these difficult economic times.

The four more years until the Eastern span is completed, OTOH, I can  
almost manage. I ride the Posey Tube on my bike once in a while, so  
have had some practice holding my breath. And speaking of  l-o-n-g  
waits, we are still waiting for about 90% of the 1998 Bicycle Master  
Plan's recommendations to be acted implemented here in Alameda... :-)

Jon

On Jun 30, 2009, at 5:10 PM, Richard Sheng wrote:

> again, there was a study completed in 2001 for the west span -  
> attached.
>
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Jon Spangler  
> <hudsonspangler@...> wrote:
> Ron,
>
> That's part of the problem: MTC, BAAQND, and AC Transit have no  
> "cents" (at least far from enough) to provide significant non-car  
> options, be they bus, bike, ped, or other-related. The SOV reigns  
> supreme from a funding subsidy standpoint.
>
> Some day, as the old bumper sticker said, the Department of Defense  
> will have to raise money for its aircraft carriers and battleships  
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Richard Sheng | 1 Jul 02:10 2009
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Spare the Air response from MTC

*again, there was a study completed in 2001 for the west span - attached.*

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Jon Spangler
<hudsonspangler@...>wrote:

> Ron,
>
> That's part of the problem: MTC, BAAQND, and AC Transit have no "cents" (at
> least far from enough) to provide significant non-car options, be they bus,
> bike, ped, or other-related. The SOV reigns supreme from a funding subsidy
> standpoint.
>
> Some day, as the old bumper sticker said, the Department of Defense will
> have to raise money for its aircraft carriers and battleships and schools,
> BAAQMD, MTC, and transit districts will be sitting on multi-billion-dollar
> surpluses...
>
> And there IS a bike lane almost half-way across the SF Bay. It's only about
> 4 years away, so hold on tight...
>
>
> Jon
>
>
>
> On Jun 29, 2009, at 10:57 PM, RBishop747@... wrote:
>
>  I know that this was a really superficial answer on her part, but come on
>> now.  Does she have any cents?
>>
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Richard Sheng | 1 Jul 16:57 2009
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Spare the Air response from MTC

*Link to the study.*
*
*
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/sfobbbike.pdf

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Richard Sheng <rdhsheng@...> wrote:

> *again, there was a study completed in 2001 for the west span - attached.*
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Jon Spangler <
> hudsonspangler@...> wrote:
>
>> Ron,
>>
>> That's part of the problem: MTC, BAAQND, and AC Transit have no "cents"
>> (at least far from enough) to provide significant non-car options, be they
>> bus, bike, ped, or other-related. The SOV reigns supreme from a funding
>> subsidy standpoint.
>>
>> Some day, as the old bumper sticker said, the Department of Defense will
>> have to raise money for its aircraft carriers and battleships and schools,
>> BAAQMD, MTC, and transit districts will be sitting on multi-billion-dollar
>> surpluses...
>>
>> And there IS a bike lane almost half-way across the SF Bay. It's only
>> about 4 years away, so hold on tight...
>>
>>
>> Jon
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"Ian McDonald" | 2 Jul 00:25 2009

Re: [Ebbc-Talk] doored in berkeley

All good comments. Hope somebody weighs in with a referral to an attorney!
FYI, I reported this also to City of Berkeley Public Works the day it
happened since the bike lane appears to be too narrow for safe bike transit
along side the parked cars.

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Phil Morton | 2 Jul 02:21 2009
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Re: [Ebbc-Talk] doored in berkeley

Heather,

I have asked a friend who is a retired PI attorney for referrals,
but I don't know how to contact you directly.

-phil

On Jul 1, 2009, at 3:25 PM, Ian McDonald wrote:

> All good comments. Hope somebody weighs in with a referral to an  
> attorney!
> FYI, I reported this also to City of Berkeley Public Works the day it
> happened since the bike lane appears to be too narrow for safe bike  
> transit
> along side the parked cars.
>
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Robert Raburn | 2 Jul 03:28 2009

[Ebbc-Talk] City of Berkeley Pavement Marking Maintenance Program

Your help needed with annual City maintenance of Bicycle Pavement Markings

Bike in Berkeley?  Your observation skills are needed to report any pavement
markings that are worn, damaged or otherwise appear to need an update.
Please email Eric Anderson, City of Berkeley's Bike Ped Planner at
eanderson@..., if bike lane markings, Bike
Boulevard pavement
legends, bike stencils, etc.... could use refreshing.   Your clear
description of exact location and specific marking will be very much
appreciated.

Marcy Greenhut
Bike Subcommittee Chair

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Marcy Greenhut | 2 Jul 05:20 2009
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[Ebbc-Talk] BYO Bike Lane

Thanks to Jim Cunradi (of AC Transit) for sending this out on the BRT list:
http://www.altitudeinc.com/downloads/021609_bikelane_Boston.pdf

I want one!  

Marcy
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BikeDave | 2 Jul 10:40 2009
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[Ebbc-Talk] Free party tonight in Walnut Creek

Come help TransForm celebrate the just completed Car-Free Challenge.   
The party lat night in SF was great fun.  Bicycling was the mode most  
often chosen by Challenge participants to go Car-Free.  You are  
invited to join us tonight in Walnut Creek.

Hope to see you there.

BikeDave

P.S. It's not to late to sponsor members of the East Bay Bicycle  
Coalition Team (the EBBC gets half).

http://transformca.org/team/east-bay-bicycle-coalition-team
Come to 3 Free Parties Around the Bay Area: Free Food, Drinks, and  
Discounted Shopping!

Sports Basement is helping us host not one, not two, but three parties  
around the Bay Area to celebrate the close of the Car-Free Challenge.   
These parties are free and open to all - just please RSVP! Stop by for  
any amount of time.

Why attend?

Enjoy free food and drinks (including beer and wine)
Shop with a 15% discount (plus a portion of sales supportsTransForm's  
work)
Meet Car-Free Challengers and others who support more walking, biking,  
and public transportation options
Hear some of the amazing stories and results of the Car-Free Challenge
Win great prizes
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Robert Raburn | 2 Jul 20:06 2009

Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Contra Costa Bike & Ped Plan [correction]

CORRECTION: The CBPP comment deadline is August 5.

Please mark your calendars for EBBC's July 21 meeting. We will focus on
discussing the CBPP as we prepare our overall comments. Please contact our
office for information or to share your comments.

-Robert Raburn, Executive Director
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East Bay Bicycle Coalition  www.ebbc.org
PO Box 1736             tel:510-533-7433
Oakland, CA 94604       fax:510-533-7432
Fruitvale Village, 3301 E12th, Suite 143
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"Promoting bicycling as an everyday 
means of transportation & recreation"

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Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:28 PM
To: richmondbpac
Subject: Contra Costa Bike & Ped Plan

Richmond Cyclists-

Please spread the word- the comment period for the Contra Costa Countywide
Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (CBPP)  2009 update is open until Aug. 15th.
Please prepare your comments and bring them to the next Richmond BPAC
meeting on July 13th.  You will receive a meeting announcement and agenda
closer to the date.

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