El Cerrito/Richmond Annex Walk & Roll

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Del Norte TOD Complete Streets Groundbreaking
Monday, March 6, 10–11:30 a.m.
El Cerrito will host a groundbreaking event for the Del Norte transit-oriented development (TOD) Complete Streets project (see below for more info). Meet at the front entrance to the Mayfair Building, 11600 San Pablo Ave., just north of the Del Norte BART station. Visit the Transforming Del Norte website for more information. EC/RA Walk & Roll strongly encourages members and supporters to attend to show support for Complete Streets improvements on San Pablo Avenue. To RSVP, email transformingdelnorte@gmail.com by February 29.


March meeting

Wednesday, March 13, 7–8 p.m.
Join us for a Zoom meeting. Agenda TBA.

Next happy hour

Monday, April 10, 5-7 p.m.

Join El Cerrito/Richmond Annex Walk & Roll for our next Happy Hour at McBears Social Club, 10458 San Pablo Ave. We’ll be in the back room, 10082 San Pablo Ave.


Bike to Work/Wherever Day

Thursday, May 16, 7–9 a.m.

The EC/RA Walk & Roll table will be at El Cerrito Plaza BART station. To volunteer at our table, write to elcerritostrollroll@gmail.com. 

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Travel, shop, and live locally

Join El Cerrito/Richmond Annex Walk & Roll (EC/RA Walk & Roll) in advocating for mobility choice — streets that safely welcome sustainable, equitable, and fun alternatives to the automobile for both necessary and fun local travel in El Cerrito and adjacent neighborhoods.

EC/RA Walk & Roll believes that the future of personal transportation for the Bay Area can't just be two- or three-ton cars, even if they are electric. Forty-two percent of travel trips in America are for two miles or less. In El Cerrito, where geographically nothing is very far from anything else, it shouldn't be necessary to drive a freeway-grade car to get to BART, get a haircut, or pick up a prescription. We live in a town with significant topographic challenges, yet electrified micromobility is rapidly addressing this challenge. Let's prepare for a green and prosperous future without requiring the financial burden of car ownership.

Join and take our short survey about walking and biking in El Cerrito.

Write to us at elcerritostrollroll@gmail.com

Sign our petition in support of safe streets and multimodal mobility

Tell our local elected officials that all streets, big and small, in El Cerrito and the Richmond Annex, must be safe for both travel and crossing. We will deliver the petition results to those officials to show the local support for safer, more sustainable local transportation. Click here to add your name.


El Cerrito Local Road Safety Plan

The City is currently developing a Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) that looks at traffic safety on our local streets. An LRSP results in an implementable plan with strategies, actions, and projects focused on reducing crashes on City roadways – particularly fatal and serious injury crashes. For more information and an interactive map to enter your concerns, click here.

Climate Action and Adaptation Plan for El Cerrito being updated
The City of El Cerrito is updating its Climate Action Plan from 2013 — it's now called the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The city hired consultants to help with research, writing, and community outreach. What will come out of this plan is a list of strategies and actions that the city council, city staff, and public can pursue. The question remains how to prioritize which of these strategies and actions are priorities — what will produce the most certain greenhouse gas emission reductions and do it quickly. Input from the public is crucial. Provide the city your thoughts about addressing climate change in El Cerrito by taking the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation survey.

BART to Bay workshop report is out!
A report by Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks summarizing the May 24th workshop about accessing the Bay Trail from El Cerrito BART is now available. Click here

Berkeley–El Cerrito BART Corridor Access Plan published
Following an extensive community input process, the Berkeley-El Cerrito Corridor Access Plan has been finalized and is available on BART's website at www.bart.gov/beccap. It will be used by BART, El Cerrito, Berkeley, and other agencies to implement recommended strategies that help riders access BART. 

California E-Bike Incentives
For the status of the California e-bike incentive program click here.

The CPBST Report

Find out what California Walks and UC Berkeley's SafeTREC found out about bicycling and walking safety in El Cerrito and the Richmond Annex. Click here