Kains Avenue and Adams Street Bikeway Feasibility Study      

Kains, Adams Project location map

Bicycling on San Pablo Avenue is challenging as this major arterial is a bus and truck route with high traffic volumes and fast vehicular speeds. These conditions present a safety challenge for experienced cyclists and discourage less-experienced riders or school children from cycling.  

To encourage cycling in Albany, the concept of installing alternative bikeways to San Pablo Avenue along Kains Avenue and Adams Street was recommended in the Albany Active Transportation (ATP) Plan in 2012. Developing a conceptual plan for suitable bikeways on these corridors is difficult because Kains and Adams are a system of one-way residential streets parallel to San Pablo Avenue, thus requiring cyclists to travel in two-directions, which may not always be an alternative on one-way streets. In an effort to determine the feasibility of installing bikeways on these corridors, the City envisioned a community engagement and coordination process to help understand the corridor issues and possibilities. 

The City obtained a Measure B grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) to conduct a feasibility study for the installation of bikeways along Kains and Adams as north-south alternatives to cycling on San Pablo Avenue. Measure B is the ½ cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects passed by Alameda County voters in 2000, extended and augmented by Measure BB in 2014. 

Parisi Transportation Consultants have been selected to conduct this study. The City initiated the process by holding two Community Events: A Kickoff Community Meeting and a Walking Audit. 

On October 4, 2017, the City held a third community event to discuss options for traffic calming and potential bikeway facilities on Kains and Adams.  See Presentation. 
Link to Comments (upcoming)

The Traffic and Safety Commission will consider a recommendation to Council for potential traffic calming options and potential bikeway facilities for the Kains and Adams corridors at its October 26, 2017 meeting.

 Previous Events:
Kickoff Community Meeting-June 15, 2017:  Link to Comments.
Community Walking Workshop-June 24, 2017: Link to Comments

(Additional links will be added as project develops)

For additional information, contact Justin Fried 528-5759 or at jfried@albanyca.org.

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