El Cerrito Strollers & Rollers


Next meeting

Monday, September 11, 7-8 p.m. on Zoom

Please join us to meet Jasmine Stitt of Caltrans Bay Area (District 4) Pedestrian and Bicycle Branch. Stitt is all-ears to learn more about how Caltrans can help shape a better multimodal future for El Cerrito and Richmond Annex. Come prepared with your ideas, suggestions, and questions. We will also make the final decision regarding our name change (Hint! Hint!: El Cerrito/Richmond Annex [ECRA] Walk & Roll).

Please note that we are NOT meeting in person as previously stated; this meeting better lends itself to Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2225437257

Meeting ID: 222 543 7257

Public gathering

THE STREET PROJECT MOVIE: Saturday, October 7, 9:45–11:45 a.m, Cerrito Theater: Join El Cerrito Strollers & Rollers, the El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee, and Bike East Bay for a showing of The Street Project, a documentary about humanity’s relationship to streets and the global citizen-led fight to make communities safer.

After the 50-minute film (with subtitles in Spanish), a workshop will focus on advocacy efforts to make San Pablo Avenue from Albany through El Cerrito to Richmond more accessible to pedestrians, bicycles, and other low-carbon, multimodal mobility options. 

Walk or ride to Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, 10070 San Pablo Ave.; a free bike valet will be provided by Bike East Bay out-front. The free movie and workshop are appropriate for adults and children 8 and older. After the movie, we will continue the discussion at 11:45 a.m. at Tigon Vietnamese Restaurant, 10086 San Pablo Ave., steps away from the theater. Please register in advance at this link.

Next happy hour

Wednesday, October 16, 5-7 p.m.

Join us for casual socializing at The Little Hill Lounge, 10753 San Pablo Ave., now sporting two new bike racks installed by the City of El Cerrito!


Travel, shop, and live locally

Join El Cerrito Strollers & Rollers 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.

El Cerrito Strollers & Rollers 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

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.

Caltrans Bay Area Bike Plan Update survey

The 14-question survey queries bike riders about their cycling habits and most heavily traveled routes. Participants may also opine on how to best upgrade local trails and facilities. Caltrans uses the survey data to inform decisions on the Caltrans Bike Plan, available here:

Caltrans District 4 Bike Plan Update | Caltrans 

Bike East Bay still accepting responses for the 2023 Community Survey

Take the 2023 Bike East Bay Community Survey at BikeEastBay.org/2023-survey. This survey will be used as part of Bike East Bay’s strategic planning process to establish a stronger understanding of our community and stakeholder needs, including identifying priority areas of work and developing short- and medium-term priorities for our equity-centered work.

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
The California Air Resources Board announced $10M e-bike incentives program starting this quarter. Click here

The CPBST Report is out!

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