By Dominic Lucchesi
Our job at Pedal Express is to make deliveries across the East Bay by bike. Our work week is literally spent riding around Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, loaded down with packages of all shapes and sizes.
With so much time spent in the saddle, we get a unique perspective on the cycling infrastructure in the East Bay. The condition of which influences our routing, and can often determine how fast we can make a delivery. That being said, the condition of our roads leaves much to be desired.
In case y’all didn’t know, election day is next Tuesday, November 4th. Measure BB is on the ballot and is super important for all road users in Alameda County, but it’s especially critical for cyclists, pedestrians and public transit riders.
In a nutshell, Measure BB is an increase in the transportation sales tax to fund critical improvements, including restoring cut bus service, making unprecedented investments in safer walking and biking, and repairing potholes on local roads.
With one week left to go before election day, Pedal Express is officially endorsing a “Yes” vote on Alameda County Measure BB.
We’re no good at writing about policy, but these folks are! Click on the links below for detailed analysis of the election and Measure BB from some of our friends in the know: