Alameda CTC is hosting a two-year Bikeways Academy to support implementation of bikeways designed for all ages and abilities throughout Alameda County.
The highlight of the Academy was the Bikeways Implementation Workshop on October 19, 2023, which was designed to support government leaders in overcoming barriers to bringing high-quality bikeways to their communities. For more information and resources from the workshop and other past academy sessions, please see below.
The next session of the Bikeways Academy will focus on a forthcoming white paper on Phasing and Implementation Strategies. The date for this session will be announced.
Past Academy Sessions
Alameda CTC’s Bikeways Academy Implementation Workshop
October 19, 2023, from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PMThis workshop, held on October 19, 2023 designed to support government leaders in overcoming barriers for bringing high-quality bikeways for All Ages and Abilities to their communities. The event featured dynamic discussions, panel presentations, and success stories from around Alameda County and across the United States, all highlighting policies and strategies that attendees could take back to their communities to deliver the highest quality bikeway projects. Workshop Materials:
- Introduction and Elected Leaders' Fireside Chat
- Session 1: Setting Up for Success
- Session 2: Building the Network!
- 9:30 AM: Registration and Refreshments
- 10:00 AM: Welcome and Fireside Chat
- Alameda CTC Chair and Emeryville Mayor John J. Bauters will moderate a dynamic discussion with current and former elected officials from beyond the Bay Area to offer national perspectives on pathways to “yes” for transformative bikeway projects.
- Meghan Sahli-Wells, California Director for Elected Officials, Protect America; Former Mayor of Culver City, California
- Councillor Marc McGovern, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Harris County Precinct One, Texas
- Mayor Farrah Khan, Irvine, California
- 11:00 AM: Session 1 - Setting Up for Success: Policies that Support Implementation
- Transportation leaders will present key policies and how they help inform bikeways implementation by disrupting “business as usual,” including policies on the Safe System Approach, All Ages and Abilities Bikeways, and Equity. Dedicated opportunities for attendee Q and A will be included.
- Eric Engelbart, Deputy City Manager, City of San Leandro
- Therese Trivedi, Assistant Planning Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
- Sergio Ruiz, Chief, Office of Transit & Active Transportation, Caltrans District 4 Bay Area
- 12:10 PM: Lunch
- 1:00 PM: Session 2 - Local Project Spotlight Panel: Building the Network!
- Building on lessons from the morning session, this panel will spotlight local success stories that highlight how Alameda County cities are leveraging policies to build the bikeways network. A high-level discussion on what strategies they put into practice will be included as well as dedicated attendee Q and A.
- Noe Veloso, Assistant City Engineer, City of Fremont
- Mike Tassano, Deputy Director of Community Development, Transportation and City Traffic Engineer, City of Pleasanton
- Charlie Ream, Senior Transportation Planner, Planning and Project Development, City of Oakland Department of Transportation
- 2:30 PM: Program Close
- Introduction and White Paper Kickoff - Alameda CTC
- Crosstown Corridors Project - Sheila Marquises, Engineering and Transportation Director for San Leandro, CA
- Massachusetts Avenue - Andreas Wolfe, Street Design Project Manager for Cambridge, MA
- Better Naito Parkway - Andrew Sullivan, Traffic Engineer for the Portland (OR) Bureau of Transportation