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The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter from BikeWalk Alameda.

The Transportation Commission recently voted down the proposal to put protected bike lanes along Clement Avenue in favor of traditional bike lanes along the route.

At the meeting about 10 business owners spoke about truck traffic and the importance of keeping the lanes open to truck traffic. Several bike riders talked about how they’ve been biking for 25 years and like traditional bike lanes or no lanes at all.

Unfortunately, only a handful of people spoke about how protected bike lanes bring more than just the "usual" bicyclists out. Or that having trucks fly by at 35 mph, while riding a traditional bike lane is not safe or encouraging.

We ask that those in favor of these bike lanes, send a letter to the Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen (ANguyen@alamedaca.gov) and Transportation Coordinator Gail Payne (GPayne@alamedaca.gov).

Let them know that you are disappointed that the Transportation Commission decided to ignore the overwhelming support for protected bike lanes from the community meetings. Tell them you would like to see the item returned to the Transportation Commission at its Wednesday, May 27, meeting.

BikeWalk Alameda

Editor:

We at the Kiwanis Club of Alameda wanted to let your readers know that the deadline for local high school seniors to apply for our scholarship has been extended to Tuesday, April 14. Scholarships will be awarded on Wednesday, May 6.

Grant applications for local non-profit organizations are also now being accepted. The deadline for grant applications is Friday, May 1. Grant awards will be made on Wednesday, June 3. Last year 12 grants were awarded to organizations that serve Alameda.

More information is available at www.alamedakiwanis.org.

Russ Grant, President Kiwanis Club of Alameda

Editor:

Thank you for the front-page article you did on the Alameda Community Band ("Community Concert Band Set for Free Live Performance on March 17"). We appreciate your sending a reporter to our rehearsal to take photos and interview our conductor.

We had a larger attendance than usual, and we attribute that to your great article. Thanks again!

Jackie Barker, President Alameda Community Band

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