Berkeley City Council discusses BRT tonight

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
7:00 P.M.
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.”

2 thoughts on “Berkeley City Council discusses BRT tonight

  1. Becks

    Unfortunately, the hearing didn’t go so well last night, and I’m now very concerned that Berkeley could kill this project. We’re going to have to do a lot of work to compete with the misinformation being spread by BRT opponents.

    The only good news is that supporters of BRT did show up last night, though we were still outnumbered by the opponents.

  2. V Smoothe Post author

    That’s not entirely unexpected, but very disappointing nonetheless. Why is it so hard for these people to understand that BRT without dedicated lanes is not BRT?

    Thanks for going to the meeting and speaking, though.