West Span Bay Bridge Bike Lanes Clear Hurdle


On June 21st, BABC's Executive Director, Andrew Casteel, and Dave Campbell of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) joined SB1061's sponsor, State Senator Loni Hancock, to urge the State Assembly's Transportation Committee to approve SB1061, which allows for the use of local bridge tolls to fund the west span bicycle-pedestrian-maintenance pathway on the bay bridge.  Our statements of support stressed the importance of completing shore-to-shore pedestrian and bicycle access to fighting congestion, increasing tourism and reducing pollution.  The committee voted 7-3 to approve SB1061, which will now go to the Assembly Appropriations Committee and then a full Assembly vote.  Our thanks go out to Senator Hancock for sponsoring this important legislation and all our partners whose continued support of SB1061 through letters, testimony and phone calls have brought the bill and the dream of shore-to-shore access closer than ever before.  BABC is already mobilizing support for SB1061's approval by the Appropriations Committee as we continue our work to ensure shore-to-shore access for all road users.

West Span Bay Bridge Bike Lanes Clear Hurdle - CBS 5