Caltrans

hazardous crossing on Powell in Emeryville

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 4, 2016 - 4:47pm
Status:New (other / Priority minor)
Case ID:Hazard Reports: 15100-15116

direction

eastbound

type

other

Location

east side of I-80 and Powell
Powell I-80 exit going north
Emeryville
US

description

There is a bike-pedestrian route, part of the Bay Trail, on Powell going east on the south side of Powell under I-80. On the east side of the freeway on Powell is an exit from I-80. This is a dangerous exit for bikes and of course pedestrians going east. There are no controls. I have had several near-misses myself. There would have been no near-misses for me if a safe crossing of the end of the exit from I-80 on Powell had been designed and implemented. Please do so now to avoid needless accidents. UPDATE 10-4-16: Submitted to CalTrans; received MSR Ticket Number: 635098. UPDATE 10-14-16: CalTrans responded: "Situation Acknowledged. Unable to estimate time needed." and "Your request has been forwarded to our bike coordinator for review. Thank you."

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

635098

Powell Street off-ramp (580 WB to Powell St. EB)

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 4, 2016 - 1:14pm
Status:New (other / Priority major)
Case ID:Hazard Reports: 15100-15115

type

bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked

Location

US

description

Would Caltrans please look at and evaluate the intersection at 580 NB to Powell St. EB as it relates to bicycles. I ride through this intersection at least 3 times a week (morning hours), and vehicles coming off NB 580 cannot (do not?) want to yield to bicycles when the bicycles are either in the shoulder lane of traffic or trying to cross at the signal. Thank you Craig Horak (MTC's 2007 Bicycle Commuter of the Year-Kensington, CA). dcraighorak@yahoo.com UPDATE 10-4-16: Submitted to CalTrans; received MSR Ticket Number: 635098.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

635098

Cars not yielding to bikes at I-80 on-ramp

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at June 29, 2016 - 1:40pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14917

type

traffic signal not triggered by bicycle
bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked
other

direction

eastbound

description

As you ride in the eastbound bike lane on Barrett and pass through the intersection at the I-80 on-ramp, westbound cars turning onto the ramp do not yield to bikes. Please consider green paint through this intersection (or added signage) to remind drivers that they need to yield to oncoming bike traffic. A left turn arrow at the traffic signal would be even better. UPDATE 6-29-16: Submitted to CalTrans; Received MSR Ticket Number: 626880. UPDATE 8-17-16: Appears sign will be installed. Message from District MSR Coordinator: "Office of Traffic performed a safety investigation at this intersection. Latest available accident history found the only bike related accident at this location was due to the bicyclist running the red light. Field investigation on 7/28/2016 recommended that a R10-15(L)(modified), TURNING VEHICLES YIELD TO PED/BIKE sign, be installed at the right corner of the onramp facing the left turn traffic from westbound Barrett Ave to better alert motorist yield to pedestrians and bike. Sign order will be issue to have this sign installed."

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

626880

San Pablo Dam Rd. & I-80 Interchange

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at December 15, 2015 - 8:10pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14377

type

other

description

Pedestrian crosswalk buttons do not trigger a walk signal on ALL crosswalks in both directions at the San Pablo Dam Rd./I-80 Interchange. There is also no legal way to turn left off of San Pablo Dam Rd. here so the only legal option is to walk the bike through several crosswalks. The crosswalk buttons never cause the walk signal to come on. This is so dangerous when I commute on this route 5 days a week with my two five year old children on the way to school. -Thank you. UPDATE 12-16-15: Submitted to both Contra Costa County PW (Stephen Kowalewski, Dir of Engineering) as well as CalTrans (Paul Lai, Signal issues staff) in the hopes of one or the other taking responsibility. UPDATE 12-17-15: Learned that CalTrans staff has changed, and my contact is no longer there. Sent a request to Sergio Ruiz (Acting Pedestrian & Bicycle Branch Chief) who should be able to help. UPDATE 12-22-15: Heard back from CoCoCo and they confirmed it is under the jurisdiction of CalTrans. They're forwarding the request to their CalTrans contacts, and I've sent another note to Sergio Ruiz asking for his help.

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Glass on Bay Bridge Pedestrian Path

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at November 1, 2015 - 6:18pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14236

type

debris in shoulder

direction

westbound

description

Several shattered bottles along Bay Bridge Path--bridge, not the approach--as if drivers threw bottles out windows on Halloween. UPDATE 11/2/15: Submitted to CalTrans. Received MSR Ticket Number: 607581.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

607581

East Bay - Embarcadero Temporary Bike/Pedestrian path

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 8, 2015 - 12:35pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14200

type

pothole or pavement cracks
debris in shoulder
other

description

Re. The temporary bike path on Embarcadero between 10th Ave. and 5th Ave. - it does not get cleaned and is strewn with glass and other debris. - the road surface is appalling - the new lane striping at 10th Ave. is very poorly thought out and generally dangerous: Southbound - bikes following the lane lines are suddenly swung from far away from traffic to very close to it, putting them in danger of traffic moving in the same direction. This traffic does not have a stop sign at the intersection and is often moving at high speed. UPDATE 10-8-15: Sent query to Sergio Ruiz at CalTrans asking if this temporary path is their jurisdiction. He's been responsive in the past (still new there!) and hopefully can figure a way to mitigate the hazards of both sweeping and striping, as well as road conditions. UPDATE 10-8-15: Sergio Ruiz at CalTrans says he thinks the responsibility is Oakland. Hence, I submitted to OPW and received Service Request Number: 609795. UPDATE 11-20-15: Marked CLOSED by OPW sweeping division. Presumably swept! Please report back if that's not the case.

Jurisdiction

Trek Marlin 6

location

Mountain view caltrain station, Mountain View, CA

description

Trek Marlin 6 - 17.5 - White, a little blue/red
First 2 characters of serial number:
WT

contact

jingwan.lu.cynthia@gmail.com

Jurisdiction

Large pothole on Niles Canyon west bound just after bridge

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at March 5, 2015 - 8:52am
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -12651

direction

westbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

There's a very large pothole on the west side of the first bridge, in the west bound direction, on Niles Canyon Road (between Sunol and Fremont in the west bound direction). It’s on the far (west) side of the first, larger bridge over the creek. The pothole is very hard to see because it’s at the transition between the concrete bridge and black top and the line is narrow without a shoulder. This poses a very serious risk to cyclists. UPDATE 3-7-15: CalTrans site malfunctioning. Will attempt reporting tomorrow. UPDATE 3-7-15: After 3 days of receiving error reports, including submitting a "help" report as to the CalTrans site malfunctioning, I sent a personal appeal to Beth Thomas, the Bike/Ped coordinator at CalTrans, including the complete report (formatted via copy/paste with CalTrans' site headers) so they have all the info).

Jurisdiction

Dangerous large pothole on edge of NW Isabel and Vineyard

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at February 27, 2015 - 11:39am
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -12637

type

pothole or pavement cracks

direction

westbound

description

There is a dangerously large pothole (erosion of edge of pavement, actually) at the apex of the NW corner of the Isabel (Highway 84) and Vineyard Road intersection. I believe that this is Alameda County jurisdiction, yet it could also be in Pleasanton or Livermore. This hole is extremely dangerous because it is at the point where cyclists have very little room to begin with, and will often be negotiating a turn while moving through a very congested intersection of fast-moving motor vehicles. The presence of gravel only make the situation worse still. Many, many cyclists travel this route, and if one were to ride into this deep pothole they could easily fall directly into the path of a similarly preoccupied motor vehicle. UPDATE 3-1-15: Submitted to Alameda County PW as well as Joshua Pack of Pleasanton (asking the latter to comment on jurisdiction). UPDATE 3-2-15: Turns out this is CalTrans jurisdiction. Jessica in Alameda County submitted a report to CalTrans and received Maintenance Service Request Ticket Number: 590345.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

590345

Series of deep potholes at corner of San Pablo Ave. & 36th St.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at January 12, 2015 - 11:16am
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -12419

type

pothole or pavement cracks

direction

northbound

description

There is a series of numerous deep potholes at the corner of San Pablo Ave. and 36th St. at the Oakland-Emeryville border. UPDATE 1-11-15: Submitted to Oakland (as I believe they manage the entire stretch of San Pablo). Received Service Request Number: 560632. UPDATE 1-23-15: Submitted as a "Top 10" pothole hazard in Oakland.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

560632

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