Berkeley’s Public Works Department has come up with various options for a redesign of Milvia Street, from Hearst Avenue to Blake Street, to make it safer for bicyclists and others traveling through downtown.
Using over-sized scissors, Berkeley officials on Friday opened a model ‘Complete Streets’ project that should make cyclists, drivers, transit-users and pedestrians very happy.
Berkeley transportation planners don’t just look at the flow of cars on streets anymore. They try to consider the needs of people, bicyclists, and wheelchair users too.
City Council voted to install a rectangular rapid flashing beacon, thinking it would make the intersection safer for bicyclists. But a four-way stop would be more effective.
New lanes for bicycles and buses are coming to Bancroft Way, the southern border of the UC Berkeley campus, cycling advocates have announced.
Berkeley cyclists are slated to take to the streets Thursday for “Bike to Work Day” with “energizer stations,” a ride with the mayor, a happy hour after work, and more.
Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved, in concept, a 20-year vision to improve the city’s bicycling infrastructure.
For the vast majority of people in Berkeley, especially families, the new Bicycle Plan would make it safer and easier to get around the city by bike.