This BAC functions as a glorified committee to rubber stamp the TDA-3 requirements when the project lists are ready to submit. There is no council member as required by MTC and no bike plan except for some verbage in the circulation element of the General Plan. The meetings are only called when TDA-3 projects come up.
1- The Ralston 101 Pedestrian Bike Bridge has $2.2M in funding and holds a $5M -$6M gap based on today's lower construction costs. Belmont will submit a project request to the Obama Stimulus Plan. The project is ready to go within 120 days of receiving funding.
2- TDA Article 3 Bike Ped projects included were to make Ralston ADA compliant on sidewalks from El Camino to the Alameda.
3- Tim O'Brien asked Belmont to submit a letter asking for more bike capacity on board Caltrain.
4- Belmont is working to get funding to to build the North South route as detailed by Caryl Gay in a letter to staff.
5- Gladwyn will submit a Share The Road plan to the committee to consider for Belmont.
6- In response to a request from the committee staff said that Belmont is not in a position to put in sidewalks on the Alameda north of Ralston. However they will look at shoring the timbers on the side of the road.
7- Belmont did not want bike lanes on Ralston west of 101. The bike route was picked to be on Masonic Way over to the unbuilt bike bridge which is now ten years late. That's why the city told Caltrans that there was no need for bike provisions coming west from Oracle. Couple of members of the committee pointed out that And Caltrans made the design and built the project to the design. Since then Redwood City has corrected the problem by painting in a bike lane left of the two right turning lanes in front of Oracle to 101 northbound. Ray Davis, Public Works Director, said he will put in lanes after seeing a drawing from Caltrans for lanes on the overpass. Caltrans says they will put in lanes on the interchange if there are lanes coming up to the interchange from both sides. Council member Bill Dickenson has offered to mediate.
8- City Manager Jack Crist said he will look at updating the circulation element for AB 1358 which isn't operational till 1/1/2011
9-Staff said they will talk to Caltrans about a non functioning ped xing signal at Harbor and El Camino on the northern leg. Staff will also talk to Caltrans about raising the sensitivity of the detector loop at Harbor on El Camino at the southern leg for bikes.
10- Alameda in front of Carlmont will go on a road diet with parking removed to accommodate bike lanes in both directions. The project is supposed to start next week after the rains. Council member Dickenson asked that the lanes be extended to the Alameda. Staff said there wasn't room with the center turn lane.