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by Bryan Goebel
Berkeley Revives BRT
I was surprised to get a phone message last week saying that Berkeley’s City Council will redo its vote on BRT at its meeting of June 22.
Last time, a motion to have AC Transit study a build alternative LPA failed by a vote of 4-2-2. Rumor has it that the councilmember who was absent last time will vote for the build alternative on June 22. In addition, rumor has it that one councilmember who abstained will vote yes on June 22, so the build alternative may pass by 6-3.
At the AC Board meeting of June 16, staff had a proposal for the FEIR to study a BRT project that would exclude Berkeley. We managed to convince the board to continue the item to its next meeting of June 23, the day after the city council votes.
More news to come on June 22 and 23.
Rode past the Samovar this morning. It was open, even if one corner is boarded up. I cannot believe an SUV could crash into the Samovar going backwards downhill!?! It’s extremely lucky that on a sunny Sunday afternoon with lots of people around no one was killed.
“Given the ton of bikes, it is such a travesty that between 8th St. and the Embarcadero it is a total traffic free-for-all with essentially no bike infrastructure at all (green sharrows notwithstanding).”
– John Rogers
In response to "Just a Reminder: There Are a Ton of Bikes on Market Street"