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Albany Strollers & Rollers Adopts Bike East Bay as Fiscal Sponsor

2016 was a banner year for AS&R. Our 11th year saw us continue to serve Albany by parking bikes at two events and hit 50 Bike Bike Racks installed while continuing to collaborate with local business on leg bands and more. On the advocacy side, we continued to push for increased city support for active transportation. AS&R spun out an effort to help draft a sidewalk tax (Measure P1) which succeeded in getting the tax passed. We will continue to be involved in shaping the sidewalk repair program over the ten years of the tax and beyond.

Bike East BayAlong with our successes, AS&R experienced larger sums of money passing through our hands from businesses helping us to buy Bike Bike Racks. This increased activity comes with greater responsibilities and liabilities, including paying taxes. Without native expertise in these areas, the Core Group evaluated various options and selected Bike East Bay to manage our accounting for a small fee. Due to the goals of Bike East Bay (formerly known as East Bay Bicycle Coalition) being similar to AS&R and the long-term relationship we've already had with them, it seemed like a natural fit. At the direction of the Core Group, Bike East Bay now manages our finances and includes AS&R in their tax filings. 

Albany Strollers & RollersUnder this new arrangement, AS&R retains control of all of our assets and activities. Bike East Bay is our fiscal sponsor and will be referenced in all our materials. All funds collected by AS&R will go through Bike East Bay, but they are under the local control of AS&R and will remain focused on local projects to support walking and cycling in Albany. Of course, your contributions are still tax deductible. 

AS&R Releases Treasurers Report for 2015 

AS&R's 2015 Treasurers Report is available for viewing here. Take a look to see how much AS&R received and spent in 2015.

Traffic and Safety Commission

7:00pm Wednesday, November 30
City Council Chambers, 1000 San Pablo Avenue or on KALB-TV over Comcast or the Web

The last two T&S Commission meetings of 2016 have been rescheduled to one evening on November 30 due to the holidays. 

The Agenda includes the following topics (full text here):

  • Police activity report
  • Speed humps on the 500 block of Masonic
  • Buchanan Marin Bikeway Phase III and Marin Utility Undergrounding
  • UC Village mixed-use project Complete Street feature Update
  • Marin-Curtis Safe Routes to Schools Project Update
  • Washington Avenue Traffic Calming Proposal from Neighborhood Residents -- Work session Dec. 15
  • San Pablo Ave. and Buchanan St. Pedestrian Improvements Project Design


Events of Note for Cycling and Walking in the East Bay 

Cycling 101, Classroom Portion
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 1-3pm
Dwinelle Hall, Room 209
UC Berkeley

Easy Street Cycling Holiday Group Night Ride
Saturday, December 4th, 2016, 5-7:30pm

Easy Street Cycling will lead a fun, safe, leisurely group ride around Alameda Island. A family-friendly event with lots of holiday lights and flat terrain.

Work Session on Washington Avenue Traffic Calming
Albany City Hall
Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 7-9pm

Cycling 101, Classroom Portion
Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 1-3pm
Free Reflective Vests for Attendees!
Golden Gate Library, Oakland
5606 San Pablo Ave

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AS&R Website
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