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Help with tricky traffic situation

tburmas <tburmas@...>
 

Hello,
     I've had yet another dangerous encounter under the bridge on Mission Blvd between Stevenson traveling to Las Palmas.  The location is here: https://goo.gl/maps/7JUqT2xFAeVYVmzU7  For years I've dreaded this section as the bike lane narrows to inches.  Today a minivan honked me as I was entering then passed me (also inches away).  I was as far right as I could be with a flashing red LED during daylight - I wasn't doing anything odd.  The horn scared me and I got quite upset that the driver almost caused an accident.

    I'm looking for pointers on how to ride this section.  Going the opposite direction I momentarily hop onto the sidewalk as I feel safer (it also has a bike lane that narrows to inches).  I might have to do the same for the direction I had an issue with today and go into the mini tunnel. I generally don't do this as I never see an easy/safe entrance as most cars are trying to make a right on Mission from Stevenson and block the sidewalk ramp at the intersection.

Any suggestions are welcome,
Ted


Re: AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

Michael Graff
 

I think there's a drafting error in the bill. Here's the bill text:

22450.
 (a) The driver of any vehicle vehicle, except a bicycle or electric bicycle, approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.
If there is no limit line or crosswalk, the driver shall stop at the entrance to the intersecting roadway.
(b) The driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign at a railroad grade crossing shall stop at a limit line, if marked, otherwise before crossing the first track or entrance to the railroad grade crossing.
(c) A person riding a bicycle, including an electric bicycle, approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicles that have stopped at the entrance of the intersection, have entered the intersection, or that are approaching on the intersecting highway close enough to constitute an immediate hazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to those vehicles until reasonably safe to proceed.

(c)

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a local authority may adopt rules and regulations by ordinance or resolution providing for the placement of a stop sign at any location on a highway under its jurisdiction where the stop sign would enhance traffic safety.
I think the new section 22450(c) is a problem. As written, a cyclist at a 4-way stop would have to yield to ALL cross traffic. 

I think the fix is simple. Just remove the new 22450(c). All we need is this:

22450.
 (a) The driver of any vehicle vehicle, except a bicycle or electric bicycle, approaching a stop sign [...]

Yielding is already covered in CHAPTER 4. Right-of-Way [21800 - 21809] so it's not needed in 22450. 

Does this sound right?


On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 2:33 PM Michael Graff <michael.graff@...> wrote:
There's a handy "Track Bill" option near the top of the page that will send email notifications of the progress.

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 2:05 PM Donna Luporini Kaplan via groups.io <luporini=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I just sent a letter of support to my assemblyman, Rob Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

Thanks for sending us this information, Nathan.

 

Donna Kaplan

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nathan Bell
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:17 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

 

The below was recently included in the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange newsletter. I wasn't aware of it previously. Thought it might be of interest...

Bicycle-Related Legislation in California


Assembly Bill 122 will soon be read by the Transportation Committee in the California State Assembly. The bill will legalize the Safety Stop for bicyclists, allowing cyclists moving at a slow speed to treat certain stop signs as a yield in some situations. Supporters of the bill should send letters of support directly to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Assemblymember Laura Friedman.


Re: AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

Joe Banchero
 

Done, Thanks for the heads up.

On 03/10/2021 2:04 PM Donna Luporini Kaplan via groups.io <luporini@...> wrote:
 
 

I just sent a letter of support to my assemblyman, Rob Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

Thanks for sending us this information, Nathan.

 

Donna Kaplan

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nathan Bell
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:17 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

 

The below was recently included in the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange newsletter. I wasn't aware of it previously. Thought it might be of interest...

Bicycle-Related Legislation in California


Assembly Bill 122 will soon be read by the Transportation Committee in the California State Assembly. The bill will legalize the Safety Stop for bicyclists, allowing cyclists moving at a slow speed to treat certain stop signs as a yield in some situations. Supporters of the bill should send letters of support directly to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Assemblymember Laura Friedman.

 


Re: AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

mdavis94536
 

The Idaho stop might be coming to California!  That would be awesome.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 2:34 PM Michael Graff <michael.graff@...> wrote:
There's a handy "Track Bill" option near the top of the page that will send email notifications of the progress.

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 2:05 PM Donna Luporini Kaplan via groups.io <luporini=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I just sent a letter of support to my assemblyman, Rob Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

Thanks for sending us this information, Nathan.

 

Donna Kaplan

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nathan Bell
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:17 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

 

The below was recently included in the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange newsletter. I wasn't aware of it previously. Thought it might be of interest...

Bicycle-Related Legislation in California


Assembly Bill 122 will soon be read by the Transportation Committee in the California State Assembly. The bill will legalize the Safety Stop for bicyclists, allowing cyclists moving at a slow speed to treat certain stop signs as a yield in some situations. Supporters of the bill should send letters of support directly to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Assemblymember Laura Friedman.



--
Mark


Re: AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

Michael Graff
 

There's a handy "Track Bill" option near the top of the page that will send email notifications of the progress.

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 2:05 PM Donna Luporini Kaplan via groups.io <luporini=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I just sent a letter of support to my assemblyman, Rob Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

Thanks for sending us this information, Nathan.

 

Donna Kaplan

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nathan Bell
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:17 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

 

The below was recently included in the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange newsletter. I wasn't aware of it previously. Thought it might be of interest...

Bicycle-Related Legislation in California


Assembly Bill 122 will soon be read by the Transportation Committee in the California State Assembly. The bill will legalize the Safety Stop for bicyclists, allowing cyclists moving at a slow speed to treat certain stop signs as a yield in some situations. Supporters of the bill should send letters of support directly to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Assemblymember Laura Friedman.


Re: AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

Donna Luporini Kaplan
 

I just sent a letter of support to my assemblyman, Rob Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro.

Thanks for sending us this information, Nathan.

 

Donna Kaplan

 

From: info@ffbc.groups.io <info@ffbc.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nathan Bell
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:17 PM
To: info@ffbc.groups.io
Subject: [public info] AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

 

The below was recently included in the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange newsletter. I wasn't aware of it previously. Thought it might be of interest...

Bicycle-Related Legislation in California


Assembly Bill 122 will soon be read by the Transportation Committee in the California State Assembly. The bill will legalize the Safety Stop for bicyclists, allowing cyclists moving at a slow speed to treat certain stop signs as a yield in some situations. Supporters of the bill should send letters of support directly to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Assemblymember Laura Friedman.


AB-122 Vehicles: required stops: bicycles

Nathan Bell <mixologism@...>
 

The below was recently included in the Silicon Valley Bike Exchange newsletter. I wasn't aware of it previously. Thought it might be of interest...

Bicycle-Related Legislation in California


Assembly Bill 122 will soon be read by the Transportation Committee in the California State Assembly. The bill will legalize the Safety Stop for bicyclists, allowing cyclists moving at a slow speed to treat certain stop signs as a yield in some situations. Supporters of the bill should send letters of support directly to the Chair of the Committee on Transportation, Assemblymember Laura Friedman.


Re: Are group rides starting again in April?

Satish Sathe <sathe2@...>
 

Hi Barry,

Thanks for the clarification.

Best regards,
Satish

On Tue, Mar 9, 2021, 11:46 AM Barry <baruch.saeed@...> wrote:
Hi Satish,

The FFBC board has not yet reopened the calendar for rides.  This is a topic that the board discusses every meeting and, coincidentally, there is a board meeting followed by a club meeting this evening (see David's prior post).  

To make things easier for me (as ride coordinator) once we do reopen, I have kept all the recurring rides on the calendar and have deleted them a couple of weeks ahead of time.  One thing you can count on for sure is that most if not all the rides posted on the April calendar will not occur, and any rides initially posted once we do reopen will be in a restricted form similar to last fall.

Hope this clarifies things.

Barry


Are group rides starting again in April?

Barry
 

Hi Satish,

The FFBC board has not yet reopened the calendar for rides.  This is a topic that the board discusses every meeting and, coincidentally, there is a board meeting followed by a club meeting this evening (see David's prior post).  

To make things easier for me (as ride coordinator) once we do reopen, I have kept all the recurring rides on the calendar and have deleted them a couple of weeks ahead of time.  One thing you can count on for sure is that most if not all the rides posted on the April calendar will not occur, and any rides initially posted once we do reopen will be in a restricted form similar to last fall.

Hope this clarifies things.

Barry


Are group rides starting again in April?

Satish Sathe <sathe2@...>
 


Hi,
  I see group rides listed in the online ride calendar starting in April. Is that true or just wishful thinking on my part?
Thanks,
Satish


WeeHoo $100

Tim Westbrook
 

For Sale. We are second owner works well. Please reply off list or text 206-617-3994

Tim Westbrook



Niles Canyon Trail mtg announcement

Wynn
 

Your participation needed.

Wynn


Hwy 84 closures through Feb 26, plan ahead

larry barrios
 

Some closures are in effect for Hwy 84 between Skyline and Portola through Feb 26, weekdays between 9am and 4pm. 
Full article here.


Niles canyon multi use trail meeting

Wynn
 

Here is the link to Bike trail project.

https://www.acgov.org/board/district2/initiatives.htm#projects

I was invited to this zoom meeting.  But heck. Why just me?  Here's the link to attend:

At the meeting, we will present updates to the trail’s design and seek your feedback as we plan for a general community meeting on March 11, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Robert Stevens at 415.533.1864 or rstevens@....  We look forward to meeting with you in a few weeks!

Join Zoom Meeting (February 18th at 9:30 am)
https://zoom.us/j/93699893096?pwd=alpJUkVUSWgvYUhaZ2JrdVRwUmVSdz09

Meeting ID: 936 9989 3096
Passcode: 104759
One tap mobile
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Niles canyon multi use trail

Wynn
 

Has anybody been contacted to participate in the proposed Niles Canyon multi use trail?

Wynn Kageyama


Petition to create a shared-use path on the Bay Bridge

larry barrios
 
Edited

Greetings Freewheelers,

There is a petition to create a shared-use path on the Bay Bridge: 
https://secure.railstotrails.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=%2Fbay_bridge_petition#petition

There is also a form to sign the petition as an organization, link is at the bottom of the page.

-larry


Re: Sad Notice

Mike Moore
 

I am sorry to hear that and offer my condolences to Jon’s friends in our group.

I had the opportunity to ride with him in a club ride in the South Bay to Gilroy some years back.  He was off the back and I rode along with him.   He was really smart and had a lot of ideas.  I remember a long discussion about shoes and foot protection.   I regret not having had other opportunities to learn more from and about him.  

Best,

Mike



On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 4:17 PM Ken Goldman <ken.goldman@...> wrote:
This was posted on the ACTC Facebook page.



Ken






Sad Notice

Ken Goldman
 

This was posted on the ACTC Facebook page.



Ken


2010 Giant Defy Adv 3 (upgraded Shimano 5800 drive train and Ultegra wheels) for sale

West Kurihara
 

I'm selling my daughter's 2010 Giant Defy Adv 3.  It's in very good condition, very
 stiff BB and headtube for race bike like efficiency and response even though this is a longer wheelbase
 endurance bike from 2010.  It was upgraded about 3 
years ago with an all Shimano 105 5800 11spd drive train, brakes, levers, and Shimano Ultegra Wh-5800 tubeless/tube compatible 
wheels.  These wheels will work equally well with tubless or tubed tires.  Without peddles or pump, it tips the scales at around 17 lbs.
  The frame is fully composite carbon with a 
carbon fork with AL steerer tube.  Comes with a 10cm Ritchey 17 degree stem.  Steerer tube was never cut so there is
quite a lot of adjustment possible in combination with the stem.  Gearing is compact 50x34 and 11/32 rear 11 speed Shimano
105 cluster.  Frame size in Giant's sizing methodology is a Size S, suited to height range of 5'5" to 5'9".  Comes with
Schwalbe One Tubeless tires, 25mm width.  I'll also include the Look Keo peddles if you want them or remove them. 
Reference info links below:
Frame sizing reference (Giant has not changed the geometry much over the years)



Photos:


Asking $750 firm for the bike as is.  

Please email me directly with any questions.

-West Kurihara


No more porta potty Ol La Honda store

Yahoo-Julie
 

FYI;
A bit of a surprise on my ride today! They removed it due to vandalism. But there was a freshly cleaned one right in front of Apple Jacks,which is where the OLH store sent me.
Be safe all!
Julie

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