As city officials investigate ways to make Albany’s roads safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, bicycle advocates are seeking to have bike lanes added to San Pablo Avenue.
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is calling on supporters to attend Thursday’s meeting of the Traffic and Safety Commission to speak in favor of bike lanes on the busy thoroughfare, which currently has four lanes of traffic and turn lanes.
On Tuesday, Albany City Council was scheduled to vote on a resolution adopting a “Complete Streets” policy, which is now a requirement for cities looking to receive grant money from Alameda County and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
Here’s a description of Complete Streets from the Albany City Council resolution: “‘Complete Streets’ describes a comprehensive, integrated transportation network with infrastructure and design that allows safe and convenient travel along and across streets for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, users and operators of public transportation, seniors, children, youth, and families.”
Here's the MTC's Complete Streets page.