Notices
Northern California Northern California

We fought for this and got it.

Old 06-09-19, 11:18 PM
  #1  
Siu Blue Wind
BACK2ME
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 13,081
Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1665 Post(s)
Liked 93 Times in 70 Posts
We fought for this and got it.

I love my job.

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/05...ittsburg-bart/
__________________
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline  
Likes For Siu Blue Wind:
Old 06-26-19, 03:58 PM
  #2  
Joe Bikerider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 310

Bikes: 1969 Peugeot PX10, 1992 Della Santa, Schwinn Spitfire 1960, Biria Easy Boarding 8, Linus Roadster 8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 172 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
I wonder if this is really a done deal? BART is advertsing a survey about this issue.

https://eastcountytoday.net/bart-see...strian-bridge/

I guess it never ends, does it.
Joe Bikerider is offline  
Old 06-27-19, 01:19 AM
  #3  
Siu Blue Wind
BACK2ME
Thread Starter
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 13,081
Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1665 Post(s)
Liked 93 Times in 70 Posts
That one is for Antioch. We did the Pittsburg one. I only have power to ask for it in Pittsburg,
__________________
Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline  
Old 07-02-19, 08:01 PM
  #4  
bikingshearer 
Crawlin' up, flyin' down
 
bikingshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
Posts: 3,781

Bikes: 1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1978 Eisentraut "A," mid-1960s Cinelli Speciale Corsa, 1961 Bianchi Competizione (an Eroica bike), 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa (also an Eroica bike)

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 180 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Excellent. Thank for working on this and for letting us know, Siu.
__________________
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney
bikingshearer is offline  
Likes For bikingshearer:
Old 07-05-19, 11:21 AM
  #5  
Bryan C. 
nothing to see here
 
Bryan C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Antioch, CA
Posts: 344
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 118 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
I wonder if this is really a done deal? BART is advertsing a survey about this issue.

https://eastcountytoday.net/bart-see...strian-bridge/

I guess it never ends, does it.
Thanks for the link to this. I filled out the survey and noted that the current lack of parking and the pedestrian/cyclist crossing at the on/off ramps at Hwy 4 and Slatten Ranch Rd should be improved before building a bridge over Hwy 4. The proposed bridge would literally only save pedestrians 5 minutes or less of walk time. Fix what's there before building anything new.
Bryan C. is offline  
Likes For Bryan C.:
Old 07-05-19, 12:12 PM
  #6  
Lemond1985
Sophomore Member
 
Lemond1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,908
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1111 Post(s)
Liked 426 Times in 285 Posts
I remember during the late 80's, Mt. Diablo State Park was going to start charging an entrance fee for bicycles. So a bunch of us riders wrote letters to our state reps, telling them how unjustified this fee was ... and we won! I think that was probably the only time in my life that I got an elected official to listen to me, so it stands out in my mind as an example of successfully "fighting city hall", so to speak.

To this day, I don't believe there's an entrance fee for bikes, but it's been at least 10 years since I've been back there. Congrats on your victory. Sweet, isn't it?
Lemond1985 is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 02:18 PM
  #7  
DiabloScott
It's MY mountain
 
DiabloScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mt.Diablo
Posts: 8,668

Bikes: Klein, Merckx, Trek

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2253 Post(s)
Liked 83 Times in 49 Posts
Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
I remember during the late 80's, Mt. Diablo State Park was going to start charging an entrance fee for bicycles. So a bunch of us riders wrote letters to our state reps, telling them how unjustified this fee was ... and we won! I think that was probably the only time in my life that I got an elected official to listen to me, so it stands out in my mind as an example of successfully "fighting city hall", so to speak.

To this day, I don't believe there's an entrance fee for bikes, but it's been at least 10 years since I've been back there. Congrats on your victory. Sweet, isn't it?
It was early 90's and for a short time they sold a bicycle MDSP pass. It wasn't long before someone pointed out that they didn't have the authority to charge for bikes without doing something legal like having a vote from county supervisors or something, so they dropped the whole idea. This all happened before I was a regular Diablo rider but I read about it in the paper, and I talked to the ranger who had to coordinate refunding the money to people who had purchased the passes.

Cycling on Mount Diablo has been free since the beginning of time.
DiabloScott is offline  
Likes For DiabloScott:
Old 07-13-19, 11:51 AM
  #8  
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Posts: 6,950

Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The story is about Pittsburg. This survey is Antioch.

Originally Posted by Joe Bikerider View Post
I wonder if this is really a done deal? BART is advertsing a survey about this issue.

https://eastcountytoday.net/bart-see...strian-bridge/

I guess it never ends, does it.
cccorlew is offline  
Old 07-13-19, 11:58 AM
  #9  
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Posts: 6,950

Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 84 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Congrats! Sometimes good tings happen.

I went to a meeting Friday with the Contra Costa Transit Authority. I had made a couple of videos about the horrible bike infrastructure at Antioch's Hillcreast BART.

Yesterday they said they actually do exactly what I suggested; move the bike path to next to the sidewalk and get it out from between car lanes. Plus add a better signal.

I am amazed and thrilled.

My first video that helped a little

Followup video that got the job done.
cccorlew is offline  
Likes For cccorlew:
Old 07-16-19, 09:48 AM
  #10  
Korina
Happy banana slug
 
Korina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Arcata, California, U.S., North America, Earth, Saggitarius Arm, Milky Way
Posts: 1,325

Bikes: 1992 Specialized Rockhopper Sport, 2016 Giant Liv Rove Lite, 1995 Trek Singletrack 930, 1994 Trek Multitrack 750

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 487 Post(s)
Liked 121 Times in 91 Posts
Well done @cccorlew ! Those are well thought out and produced videos too.
Korina is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
justinzane
Manufacturer, Retailer, Survey and Consumer Feedback
13
01-05-16 03:11 PM
NEVADAtude
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
0
03-09-13 11:49 AM
pcandyhk
General Cycling Discussion
5
10-22-12 07:39 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.