The Berkeley City Council put many minds at ease Tuesday night by voting to allow existing trees and some vegetation to remain in place in traffic circles around town.
The devastating Northern California wildfires the past two years has Berkeley talking about accelerating its Climate Action Plan to head off the greater impacts of climate change.
More than two months after a neighborhood outcry over the fate of trees and plants in Berkeley’s traffic circles, the city has not yet decided what role neighbors may play in tending them in the future.
In response to a significant community outcry, the city has taken a step back from a plan to remove “any and all trees” from the 60 or so traffic circles in Berkeley.
New lanes for bicycles and buses are coming to Bancroft Way, the southern border of the UC Berkeley campus, cycling advocates have announced.
Council voted Tuesday night to ramp up parking enforcement by adding 15 automated license plate readers to the small pilot program it launched last year.
Housing and homelessness, climate change and Berkeley’s sanctuary city status were central themes in Mayor Jesse Arreguín’s first State of the City address Monday.
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.
Berkeley is one of the first cities in the nation to allow private curbside charging for electric vehicles.