If for some reason you read this blog and live in Berkeley, I urge you to attend tonight’s City Council meeting and speak up in favor of BRT. If you read the Berkeley Daily Planet ever, you know already that East Bay BRT is in danger due to pro-parking activists in Berkeley. Although there is strong support for BRT among some Berkeley residents, it is the anti-transit contingent that shows up in greater force at these meetings.
Berkeley residents who care about reliable and efficient public transportation should attend and let the Council know that when the recommendations come back from the Planning Commission, they do not want the locally preferred alternative to end up being no-build.
Berkeley City Council Meeting
Tuesday, OCTOBER 23, 2007
Council Chambers – 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Show up by 6:45 if you wish to speak.
And check out Becks’s post on Living in the O, about why she wants BRT “as a driver, bus rider, avid walker, and as someone who’s lived on both the Oakland and Berkeley sides of the 1 AC Transit line.”