Managers of Alameda’s Harbor Bay and Main Street ferry services and city officials are hosting a pair of public hearings this month to gauge riders’ interest in increasing service and to discuss ways to improve access to both terminals.
The meetings are slated to take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the multipurpose room at Bay Farm Elementary, 200 Aughinbaugh Way, and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the multipurpose room at Maya Lin School, 825 Taylor Ave.
In response to the recent increase in vehicle-pedestrian collisions, the Alameda Police Department’s (APD) Traffic Section has begun a pedestrian awareness campaign to educate and increase driver and pedestrian awareness. Efforts include enforcement, educational presentations in the public schools and awareness tips shared via social media.
The enforcement operations started the week of Feb. 10. In February, 62 citations were issued compared to 26 citations issued in January.
The city will likely soon be seeking a firm to build a long-desired Shore Line Drive bikeway that staffers say will offer a safer route and bay views to cyclists traversing the 1.8-mile stretch of the Island from Westline Drive to Broadway.
There’s been a lot of news lately about the draft Alameda Point environmental impact report (EIR), especially its chapter on traffic. There hasn’t been a lot of news about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Navy’s jointly issued final environmental assessment for Alameda Point and their traffic impact report for the planned military cemetery, columbarium, and outpatient medical clinic at Alameda Point.