Advocacy

Jennings Crossing

Location:Jennings Avenue and the SMART tracks/pathway, Santa Rosa
Issue: The possible closure of the Jennings Avenue railroad crossing poses a safety hazard to hundreds of Helen Lehman Elementary school children. Families  who live in the development East of Dutton crossed at Jennings to get to school. Because their crossing has been eliminated, they can no longer easily & safely walk or bicycle to/from school. If kids do choose to walk, their safety is compromised because they are forced to walk on much busier streets and cross busier crossings – plus the actual walking route is over a mile longer from door to door if taking the Guerneville route.
What the Coalition is doing: Keep the Jennings crossing open.
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Last Updated: 1/29/14

 

Wright Road Gas Station

Location: Wright Road and the Joe Rodota Trail, Santa Rosa
Issue: A proposed gas station and market threaten to re route the pathway and cause an additional 3,000 car trips across the path of those using the Joe Rodota Trail.
What the Coalition is doing: The Coalition is working to get a signalized crossing installed so that trail users will have a safe and protected way to get across S. Wright road.
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Last Updated: 1/29/14

 

Mark West Quarry Expansion

Location: Mark West Springs, Porter Creek, and Petrified Forest roads, Sonoma County
Issue: The expansion to Mark West Quarry could add 37 to 59 truck trips a day on Mark West Springs, Porter Creek and Petrified Forest roads which are frequented by people traveling by bicycle Mark West Springs, Porter Creek and Petrified Forest roads.
What the Coalition is doing: Negotiating with Mark West Quarry and the County to ensure that these roads are a safe as possible for people on bicycles.
Status: Done. $1.2 million worth of road improvements are headed this way! Planned improvements can be seen here: Mark West Quarry Road Improvement Location Map
How you can help: Send a thank you to Mark West Quarry.
Last Updated: 1/29/14

 

SMART Pathway Phase 1

Location: Sonoma County, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa
Issue: The 70 mile long Class I bike path that will parallel the SMART train is eagerly awaited by the cycling community.
What the Coalition is doing: Working with SMART, Caltrans, Regional Parks, etc to ensure that the pathway is built as soon as possible.
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Last Updated: 1/29/14


 

Sonoma Valley Trail

Location: Agua Caliente Road to Melita Road paralleling Highway 12, Sonoma County
Issue: The proposed bike path connecting Sonoma to Santa Rosa just received almost $200,000 in grant money. Let’s build a trail!
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Last Updated: 1/29/14

 

Vulnerable User Ordinance

Location: Sonoma, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Cloverdale
Issue: This Ordinance will provide increased protection to our roads most vulnerable users. People choosing to take to the road by foot or by bike will be better able to defend themselves from threats and harassment if this ordinance is passed.
What the Coalition is doing: The ordinance has been signed into law by the County, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa! Unfortunately Windsor and Healdsburg chose not to adopt the ordinance. The Coalition will be bringing  the ordinance to Sonoma, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, and Cloverdale soon.
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How you can help: Write your City Council members and tell them vulnerable road users need to be protected.
Last Updated: 4/24/14

 

HWY 1 Bypass

Location: Gleason Beach (5mi north of Bodega)
Issue: HWY 1 is slowly falling into the ocean and Caltrans has decided to build a bypass.
What the Coalition is doing: Our goal is to see the old road converted into a bike path, similar to the Devil’s Slide project in Pacifica. We are also working with the County to make sure that Caltrans puts full bike lanes on the new bypass road.
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Last Updated: 4/24/14