Albany Strollers & Rollers Newsletter
- December 13, 2018 -

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AS&R Happy Hour Meeting & Volunteer Thank You Party!!

Tuesday, December 18th, 5-7pm, Everest Kitchen, 1150 Solano

If you’ve volunteered at an event over the past few years, we’d like to thank you for your service to the active transportation community!Solano Stroll - AS&R booth

Please join us at our Holiday Happy Hour Meeting & Volunteer Thank You Party!  There will be delicious appetizers, one drink per person, and swag, courtesy of AS&R. You’re welcome to order dinner, too.

Of course, please bring your ideas, questions, and input about cycling or walking around Albany!!  This will immediately precede the Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting.

Sanjiv and the family-owned Everest Kitchen has plenty of bike parking!

Volunteers - B2WD bag stuffingPlease RSVP to Amy at so we have an approximate headcount.

More details on our website.  


Pass on the Gift of Safe Cycling & Walking for the Holidays and ANY Time!!

Reflective Leg & Arm BandsIt gets dark very early now so we all have to do more to be seen by drivers!  So give friends and family members some REFLECTIVE LEG & ARM BANDS! Thanks to supporting business Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro, we have produced 12" long, reflective leg and arm bands so you and your family will be more visible to drivers when you're riding and walking. A small donation of only $3 donation per band helps visibility and safety!

Sending out holiday cards or notes to your friends, family and colleagues? Albany Strollers & Rollers member Lynn Eve Komaromi had a great idea about how to spread the gift of cycling safety by including Albany Strollers & Rollers 'CHECK FOR BIKES' CLINGS in her cards - why don't you do the same? These are clear, repositionable, vinyl clings for drivers to put on the inside of their windshield or window - a simple and friendly reminder to watch for bicyclists on our roads while driving. We also have 4x4 inch stickers!

We have found a handful of our always popular red blinkie lights – first come, first served, be seen! Check for Bikes Clings

Email Amy Smolens at to get any of these items or if you have any questions.Winter holidays



Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting - Special Date

Tuesday, December 18th, 7-9:30 pm, City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Avenue

The Traffic & Safety Commission Meeting is a great place to make your ideas known, find out about the transportation issues and projects in Albany, and help improve things for cyclists and pedestrians in and around our town. This special date is the only time the Commission will meet during the months of November and December. AS&R Event Page.

Agenda items for the meeting include:

  • Kains and Adams two-way internal pilot program (to enable two-way bicycling on these streets nearest San Pablo). Plans.
  • Washington on the Hill [Clear Sidewalks] Project: Draft plan to allow cars to park on the northern sidewalks and not park on the southern sidewalks on Washington between Cerrito and Pierce.
  • Codornices Pathway between 10th & 8th streets. New plans to complete the pathway past the Little League softball fields. Find draft plans at item 11-1 on the 12/17 City Council Agenda.

Bring your concerns or comment on the agenda. Agenda available on the 12/18/2018 T&S Meeting Page when published.

Meeting Minutes for AS&R's November 28, 2018, Meeting Are Available

Many thanks to our Treasurer, Harry Chomsky, for producing a great record of our latest meeting. Here are the minutes of the most recent AS&R Regular meeting.  11/28/2018 Minutes

Have an idea or some input about anything that would improve cycling, walking or any active transportation here in Albany? Have comments on what’s here? Come on down to our next meeting, January 16, 2019, from 7-9pm. Details. Agenda items include… whatever you want to talk about! Feel free to add an agenda item of your own in “comments” on our website!
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Free Cycling 101 Class for Adults and Teens 

Saturday, December 15th 1–3 pm, Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, More Information, Register or
Saturday, January 5th, 1-3 pm, UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall, Room 175, More Information, Register

Want to ride but don’t quite have the confidence? Take one of these FREE Bike East Bay classroom classes that focuses on road-cycling safely. No bike required.

It’s FREE but you have to register so go here.

By signing up for this class you are also eligible to participate in a UC Berkeley research study and earn up to $15. Please follow the link at the end of this class registration for more information.


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