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Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Projects Garner Top Engineering Awards

This short stretch of two-way protected bike lane in Albany won recognition from the American Council of Engineering Companies. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

The San Pablo Avenue Bike and Pedestrian improvements in Albany, a short two-way protected bike lane on this busy stretch of road, won top honors from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), California. The project is one of fourteen recipients of the ACEC's 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards.

The awards strive to recognize "outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms" and cover a range of engineering categories.

Few details about the projects are included in the announcement, but Streetsblog ran a photo of the Albany bike lanes when they were completed. Other projects recognized by ACEC California include the Daisy-Myrtle Bike Boulevard in Long Beach, a 9.5-mile loop connecting North Long Beach to downtown, highly anticipated in the Long Beach Post.

The engineering efforts to preserve the Georgia Street Bridge in San Diego, which incorporated unspecified "bike and pedestrian improvements," got a nod, as did the eBART extension to Antioch in Contra Costa County.

Also awarded was the San Diego County Regional Airport Terminal 2 Parking Plaza. Okay, maybe the engineering was outstanding, but parking? Really?

Other projects received "merit awards" in the 2019 competition, and those that incorporated bike and ped facilities include:

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