Rally to Support Bike/Ped Access Across the Bay Bridge

From Streetsblog contributor Janel Sterbentz: 

On January 27, the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will vote on a bridge
toll increase that has the potential to complete the multi-modal
pathway from the East Bay to San Francisco.

Now is the time
for you to come to the meeting to support the West Span Bicycle
Pedestrian Maintenance Pathway. If you can’t make it to the meeting
write your representatives today and tell them to make the Bay Bridge
the world-class structure it should be – one that offers access for all
types of users to the entire Bay Bridge, not just half of it.

Please arrive by 9am as the room may fill by 9:30. Fill
out a speaker card and hold a sign/banner. We will have talking points
for you as a handout. We need you to speak to how important this
facility is to you and to all. You may hear objections that they lack
the power to fund the path now: a process is underway to clarify this
and restore their power if need be. We want them to take the strongest
action possible to ensure the West Span path opens with the East Span,
for shore-to-shore access.


Public meeting on toll increase — Bridge the Gap!

"The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) is considering a toll increase on the seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges (all but the Golden Gate) to help finance seismic retrofit projects on the Antioch and Dumbarton bridges. BATA is asking for your input on the toll increase so this is a perfect time to ask them […]

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Bay Area Toll Authority

1.  Roll Call Action: Confirm Quorum 2.  Pledge of Allegiance 3.  Chair’s Report Presented by: Haggerty Action: Information 4.  Consent: Action: Authority Approval a)  Minutes – February 25, 2009 meeting.* • 4a_February_25_2009_BATA_Minutes.pdf Draft BATA Oversight Committee minutes of April 8, 2009.* • 4a_April_8_2009_BATA_O_Minutes.pdf 5.  BATA Oversight Committee Presented by: Chair Dodd Action: Authority Approval a)  Annual Information […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

Last week, many of you came out to support Streetsblog at its first birthday party. This week, lend a hand to efforts to make the Bay Bridge accessible for all users, redirect funds from the Oakland Airport Connector to struggling local transit agencies, and raise money to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake. Here […]