The Alameda City Council's next meeting has a theme: transportation.
It most likely wasn't planned that way, but the relatively short agenda for Jan. 17 does emphasize transport, in one form or another.
Items coming before the council will include:
* An application by BikeAlameda and the city's Public Works Department to the League of American Bicyclists to recognize Alameda as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
According to a staff report, "Alameda, with its 19 miles of on-street bikeways, 16 miles of bike paths, and more than 800 dedicated bicycle parking spaces, is a community that recognizes the importance of bicycling as a transportation mode for commuting and recreation."
The application would be reviewed by national experts and local cyclists to determine whether Alameda should receive a Bicycle Friendly designation.
* Rehabilitation of a marine patrol boat for the Alameda Police Department. The project would be funded through a $13,000 grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways.
* Appointment to the City's Transportation Commission: Michele Bellows, Christopher A. Miley, and Rajiv Sharma.
The council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
The complete agenda for the meeting and related staff reports are available at the City of Alameda website.