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Climate Fact #27

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/sep/09/carbon-emissions-planes-shipping

 

 

 

Pavement Work on Hwy 101

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U.S. Route 101 – Removing and Replacing Asphalt in Brisbane (Lane Closures Scheduled)

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin an emergency project to remove and replace failed sections of the roadway on U.S. Route 101 in the City of Brisbane between Candlestick Park and Oyster Point Boulevard.  The new asphalt will improve the ride of the existing pavement and extend its service life. To ensure public and worker safety, the following lane closures have been scheduled.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Southbound 101, Between Candlestick Park and Sierra Point Parkway: Various lane closures will occur between 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Southbound 101, Between Sierra Point Parkway and Oyster Point Boulevard: Various lane closures will occur between 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Southbound 101, Between Candlestick Park and Oyster Point Boulevard: Various lane closures will occur between 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Detour signs will be placed to help guide motorists through the construction zone.

NOTE: At the beginning of the shift, Residents and Businesses may notice increased noise from grinding/paving equipment and mandatory backup alarms while Caltrans employees are working in the construction zone.

For the latest road conditions, go to Caltrans Quick Map: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

Or follow Caltrans on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4

 

We thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Habitat Restoration Day

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On Saturday, July 23rd from 9:00am-1:00pm, the City of Brisbane's Open Space and Ecology Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission in partnership with the San Bruno Mountain Watch will be hosting Habitat Restoration Day at Sierra Point Canyon (located at the intersection of Sierra Point Rd and San Benito Rd).

To RSVP and for questions, contact Natalie at nescoffier@ci.brisbane.ca.us or (415) 508-2118
 

National Park and Recreation Month

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DID YOU KNOW? Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives officially mandated July as “Park and Recreation Month.” Here are just a few of the ways that Parks & Recreation enhances our quality of life:

  • According to a 2014 article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, higher levels of green space were associated with lower symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.
  • The Centers for Disease Control found that increased access to places for physical activity led to a 25.6% increase in people exercising 3 or more times per week.
  • Children that have easy access to a playground are approximately five times more likely to have a healthy weight than children that do not have easy access to playgrounds.
  • Between 2000 and 2012, more than 85 studies have been published that link parks to better physical and mental health.
  • Parks, and particularly the trees in parks, have a direct and important impact on our quality of life. In fact, a 2006 study found that the air pollution removal value by urban trees in the United States is estimated to be 1.56 billion pounds per year – a value of $3.8 billion.

Parks and recreation services are vital for our communities—from protecting open space and natural resources, to helping fight obesity, to providing activities and resources for all walks of life—Park and Recreation Month encourages everyone to reflect on the exponential value parks and recreation bring to communities.   Parks and Recreation not only give us the opportunity to become our best selves, they also super power our communities economically, improve the environment and provide equitable public spaces for all.

This July, America is celebrating the super powers of parks and recreation and all the ways these local, community resources add value to our daily lives. We’re challenging everyone to discover their super powers at our parks and recreation facilities whether it’s running a mile, swimming a designated distance, meeting a fitness goal, building a new network of friends, or finding your green thumb. We hope you'll celebrate the month of July with us through parks & recreation! http://www.brisbaneca.org/about-parks-and-recreation

 

Climate Fact #26

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading: 

http://www.fs.fed.us/ecosystemservices/carbon.shtml

http://www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/topics/forest-carbon

 

 

 

July 2016 Marina News

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 Click here to read the July 2016 Marina Newsletter

Signboard Postings

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As of 6/30/2016

 

Brisbane P.D. Reminds You That:
All Fireworks are
Prohibited in Brisbane
Even Safe & Sane Fireworks

 

July 4th Pool Hours
9:30am-1:00pm – Lap Swim
9:30am-10:30am – Water Aerobics
1:00pm-6:00pm – Recreation Swim

 

Citywide Yard Sale
Sat., July 16, 9am-3pm
Sign-up Now & Save!
www.fobl.com

 

 

Climate Fact #25

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Tthe Open Space and Ecology Committee is endeavoring to provide the community with one climate fact each week. These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the Climate Action Plan of the City of Brisbane.

is endeavoring to provide to the community one climate fact each week.  These facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure - See more at: http://www.brisbaneca.org/climate-fact-22#sthash.MACBypYY.dpuThese facts are to call community awareness to global warming impacts as a measure of the City's Climate Action Plan.

For further reading:

http://sfpublicpress.org/news/searise/2015-07/as-science-gets-better-dramatic-sea-rise-seems-more-certain

 

 

2016 Summer Concert Series

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The 2016 Summer Concert Series is right around the corner and we hope you're as excited as we are!  Donations are still being accepted, so it's not too late to make a donation towards supporting the series and to receive recognition on our sponsorship banner.  It'll be proudly displayed above the stage at every concert. Please call 415-508-2144 for more information and to make your donation today!

Caltrain Construction Work

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Since April of 2015, Caltrain has been performing work within the railroad right-of-way in Brisbane as part of the Advanced Signal System Project to upgrade the safety, performance, and operating efficiency of the Peninsula’s commuter rail system. 

On June 25 – 26 and June 28 – July 1, Caltrain will be conducting safety tests on the corridor as part of the final phase of implementing the Advanced Signal System Project.  To test the Advanced Signal System, including the roadway crossings, a test train will run through the corridor between 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.  Tests are conducted at night to avoid disruption of most of regular train service and properly record the results.  Neighbors may experience standard gate crossing noise and horns during this time and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Advanced Signal System, also called Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand. The Project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:

  • Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions
  • Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits
  • Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks
  • Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation

The CBOSS PTC system is scheduled to be operational by 2015 and is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor by 2019.  An electrified Caltrain will be cleaner and quieter and will upgrade the system to provide faster and/or more frequent service to more stations and riders.

To implement the CBOSS PTC system, there are several installation phases (boring, conduit, fiber pulling, testing) that will occur within Caltrain's right-of-way, usually at night (8pm to 6am) in order to maintain regular train service.  Testing of the fiber cable and the overall system is scheduled for spring 2015.  Residents may experience some minor installation noise during this time.  For more information, please view the Caltrain's CBOSS PTC Project page or contact Caltrain at (650) 508-6499; e-mail: caltrainptc@samtrans.com .