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Albany Strollers & Rollers
634 San Carlos Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Albany Strollers & Rollers was founded in 2004 to address safety hazards to bicyclists in the Albany area and toMore improve bicycle awareness. Strollers & Rollers works to provide safer routes for both cyclists and pedestrians, and influences the direction of traffic management and proposed development in Albany. Since its inception, the group has expanded from an original membership of 40 to its current membership of approximately 450 households.

The group also provides many services to the community, such as free bicycle valet parking at city events, bringing out a pedal-powered blender for smoothies at street fairs and installing free lights on school kids' bikes.

Email Amy Smolens at calamari@alumni.duke.edu for more information.

Learn more about the group on Albany Patch. You can also find it on Facebook.

City of Albany
1000 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Albany City Hall was dedicated in 1966, and houses many city services, from planning and zoning to the FinanceMore Department and a passport desk. The Fire Department, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"albany-fire-department"} --> and Police Department are located in the same campus. The building was recently renovated to comply with many green building regulations and possesses a solar water system, photovoltaic cells on the roof and sustainable landscaping.

The City Council usually meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, alongside meetings from the commissions on Planning & Zoning, and Traffic & Safety. All take place in the comfortable, well-lit meeting room.

The city participates in Alameda County's 211 system, a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information and critical health and human services.