Event: Bike Petaluma & Petaluma Arts Center Costumed Bike Parade

Join Bike Petaluma, in partnership with the Petaluma Arts Center event “Sunday afternoon at the PAC FUN-raiser” for a costumed bike parade. 

Ride will take place from 3:30-4:30pm

Bringing together bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy a short ride around the downtown area. We will stay together and ride as a group with the help of designated front/end riders.

www.bikepetaluma.org
www.petalumaartscenter.org

2018 City Council candidates: How to make streets safer for bicycling and walking?

Last weekend an audience question about bikes and pedestrians was asked at the City Council Candidate Forum hosted by NBOP Petaluma, here’s the clip with candidate responses. Candidates respond in this order: Dennis Pocekay, Rob Conklin, D’Lynda Fischer, Dave King, Kevin McDonnell, Scott Alonso. 

View the video hosted at Bike Petaluma’s Facebook Page

Bike Petaluma has also compiled written candidate responses to specific questions we asked them about biking, you can read those here: https://bikepetaluma.org/candidates/

Petaluma City Council approves $59,225 in funding for new class III bike lanes.

The City recently applied to and received $48,500 in funding from the BAAQMD to add 3.6 miles of Class III “sharrow” bike lanes to Petaluma, matched by $10,725 of City funds. The City’s statement that “increasing the bicycle network could greatly decrease vehicle trips within the City” is an unlikely scenario given how few people feel safe riding in Class III lanes. Incidentally, one of the new lanes includes connection across McDowell right by the proposed Safeway gas station, where traffic flow will be high. You can familiarize yourself with the City’s 2008 Bicycle Pedestrian Plan, which is currently 5 years overdue for updating. Then think about what types of bike lanes you’d like to see the City get funded based on your experience as a citizen bicyclist.

Upcoming Community Bike Ride October 13 2018

Join us for Bike Petaluma’s next monthly community bike ride on October 13th, the second Saturday, at 9:30am

Spread the word by signing up for the ride at our facebook event and sharing with your friends

Our vision for these rides is to bring together bicyclists of all ages and abilities to enjoy and learn how to safely ride around the streets of Petaluma.

Rides are inclusive, kid friendly, and include breaks for water and snacks. They are led by experienced riders who are familiar with the routes.

We will stay together and ride as a group with the help of designated front/end riders. =) In the case of rain, the ride will be canceled.

RIDE INFO 2nd Saturdays at 9:30AM-11:30am

Who? Everybody!!! No rider left behind. All ages and abilities. Kids are welcome!

October 13th, 2018:  Meet and start at Bob’s Beach 275 Water St. near Lynch Creek Trail Bridge by Brewsters

Map: goo.gl/9rkU7w

Downtown Petaluma Central Business District Map – Area of No Sidewalk Riding

Is it legal to ride on the sidewalks in Petaluma? Here’s an old overview of this question that addresses why riding in the street can be safer, especially for children over the age of 10. The article references the code for Petaluma, highlighting that the city prohibits bikes on sidewalks in Petaluma’s Central Business District. We have updated the map that highlights the downtown area where bikes aren’t allowed on sidewalks. Petaluma Central Business District Map