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NBB = North Berkeley BART | ODS = Objective Design Standards
NBHP = North Berkeley Housing Partners, NBB's developers led by BRIDGE housing
North Berkeley BART ODS
Next meeting date is TBD. Learn about past ODS meetings here and learn how to take action
Hopkins Street Safety Improvements
Have you taken action on Hopkins yet? Walk Bike Berkeley put together this awesome page with a concise summary of the Hopkins process and lots of ways to take action. Here’s your to-do list:
Sign the petition for bike lanes all the way down Hopkins
Request a yard sign (See final design above!)
While you wait for a yard sign, make use of these printables
Please send an email to email@example.com. Unique letters get noticed so please say it in your own words (if you need help, use these talking points as a jumping-off point)
Can we use your words to help others take action? BCC firstname.lastname@example.org on your council email and we’ll get in touch if we can make a promotional graphic out of your letter.
Learn more about past meetings. Brush up on talking points
All official BART-related info is at City of Berkeley BART Planning page and BART's North Berkeley TOD page
Tips for giving public comment or writing letters
Start out with your name and your location relative to the area in question, e.g. "2 blocks from," "a 5 minute walk away," "across the street from."
If it helps, write down what you want to say ahead of time. You absolutely do not need to be a good public speaker to make an impact with your public comment.
Keep it short. You’re not going to have a lot of time; all speakers get a strict time limit, sometimes as little as 1 minute. Stick to 1 or 2 talking points. (If you can, practice your comments beforehand and time yourself to make sure you get to say everything that you want)
Call out someone else by name that you agree with. i.e. “Janet really hit the nail on the head when she said…” or “I agree with Alex that...” or "Let me piggyback on what Amir said and..."
Telling a personal story means a lot and it's something only you can add to the conversation.
Development at North Berkeley BART is not a done deal. We need to speak up not only to make sure it houses lots of people, but we need to speak up to make sure it happens at all!
There's a small but loud group who are scared of change. They think more neighbors in their neighborhood is a bad thing and want to be able to continue to park their cars wherever they want. These securely housed people are highly motivated to maintain the status quo and have the luxury to go to every meeting. We need to show up too.