Alameda County’s Measure BB means a billion for bikes and peds
It’s time for Alameda County to get out of traffic! On November 4 Alameda County residents will vote on a much-needed transportation plan for our future – Measure BB. For a penny in sales tax, Measure BB addresses critical transportation needs by giving you choices: affordable transit for students and seniors, better bikeways for people of all ages, expanded and more reliable BART and AC Transit, and reduced traffic congestion.
What’s in it for bicycling? BB commits $1 billion dollars for bicycle and pedestrian projects. Potholes (will finally) be fixed, gaps closed in the Bay Trail and Iron Horse Trail, East Bay Greenway extended to Hayward, family-friendly bikeways in your community, and a real commitment to redesign your streets to provide transportation choices. And we need this–younger people are driving less and more and more people want to live in walkable, bikeable communities.
With funding for bike/ped projects under attack at both the Federal and State levels, Alameda County residents need to take the future of transportation into their own hands. Voting YES on Measure BB will give you transportation choices that will make your community more accessible, affordable, and livable.
Our affiliate, Bike East Bay, has been working hard to spread the word about the benefits of Measure BB, but they need your help to reach as many people as possible so that everyone turns out the vote!
What you can do to help pass Measure BB:
1. Volunteer with Bike East Bay. Sign-up here!
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Phone Banking at the Bike East Bay office – pizza and voter contact!
- Saturday Walks to talk with voters – bagels and coffee provided
- Outreach at events, transit stations, farmer’s markets
- Distribute lawn signs and fliers
- Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
2. Vote YES on BB Nov. 4
3. Tell your friends!
Alameda county resident? Moved recently? Check your registration status here.
Ryan with CalBike is volunteering with them. You should too!