Suggestions, ideas sought for ALCo bicycle master plan

Here’s your chance to get involved if you live in the area…

It’s one of the healthiest — and sometimes fastest — ways to commute around the area, and Alameda County officials are hoping to make it getting around unincorporated Alameda County on a bicycle a little bit better.

The county’s public works agency will hold public meetings over the next month to help in its update of the county’s draft bicycle master plan covering unincorporated places including Castro Valley and parts of the Tri Valley. The plan was originally approved in 1999, mainly focused on how to better connect bikeways in Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview and San Lorenzo.

“Our previous plan did not really include east county,” said Paul Kenner, senior transportation planner for the county. “But bike riding has become more popular in east county with a development of more routes, such as Tesla Road.”

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