Oakland

Coliseum Way and 66th Ave

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at September 24, 2008 - 9:50am
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2418

direction

northbound

type

traffic signal not triggered by bicycle

description

No way to trigger traffic signal for bikes to turn L onto 66th from the Coliseum parking lot except to use the pedestrian walk signal. This discourages bikes from using the road and forces them onto the sidewalks and crosswalks going against on-coming traffic. From what I saw yesterday on my way home from work it looks like the fatal bike accident near the intersection of 66th Avenue and Joe Morgan Way occurred when the bicyclist was in the crosswalk.

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Cyclist Killed by Big Rig in Oakland

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/24/MNTP1345SK.DTL&tsp=1

A 44-year-old Oakland man was killed today when his bike was struck by a big rig near the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau reported that the man was struck at around 4:27 p.m. near the intersection of 66th Avenue and Joe Morgan Way, a short section of South Coliseum Way renamed this year to honor the baseball Hall of Famer.

DeSalvo "Mantis"

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Someone got into our supposedly locked building, cut the lock on the storage unit and stole the bike. On San Leandro Street, between the Fruitvale and Coliseum BART.

description

Complete custom DeSalvo; no other like it. Approximately 14" steel hardtail with custom paint job, a mid tone magenta with praying mantis' screened onto it (only about 4, realistic and subtle). Muted orange highlights. Rock Shox white front fork with brake tabs (even though bike has disc brakes). SRAM gruppo. For a complete description and image of the bike that was stolen visit http://www.dirtragmag.com/print/article.php?ID=763&category=stuff_reviews
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contact

Thanita 831.713.9110

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Computer-animated simulation of AC Transit BRT


AC Transit has created a powerful animation of the proposed BRT system. This is intended to be a realistic simulation, taking into account expected traffic volumes. The project would bring enormous benefits to cyclists in the Telegraph and International Blvd corridors, including: Class II bike lanes, separating bus and bike traffic (by moving bus stops into the center of the street), and level-platform boarding of bicyclists.

Click image above to view the movie!

Lakeshore Ave Improvements Coming!

*********************UPDATE 10/29/08**********************
The fences are up next to the Pergola and Colonnade[G2:2031 size=195 class=left][G2:2033 size=190 class=left][G2:2025 size=195 class=left]********************************************************** Bike lanes will be coming to Lakeshore and Lakeside (you Oaklanders know the difference) around Lake Merritt as part of Measure DD bond projects. Yay!

The following comes from Councilmember Kernighan's September E-Newsletter:

WOBO Meeting Vo's Restaurant

Join WOBO to help plan Saturday's Broadway Advocacy Ride and Picnic. Vo's is at Webster and Grand in Downtown Oakland. Plenty of on-street parking near to buses and BART 19th St.

Broadway- Advocacy Ride and Picnic

Join WOBO for a great group ride to highlight the planned Bike Lanes on Broadway, that create a continuous north-south bike route of almost FIVE miles. Familiarize yourself with the Bicycle Master Plan that the City Council passed, while surveying problem spots along the route and points of interest all with the company of like minded individuals. Finish at Lake Temescal and enjoy a BYO picnic *Potluck style

Meet at Barns and Noble, Jack London Square, Oakland 10:00 AM

3000 Sheffield Avenue

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at September 9, 2008 - 11:48pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2356

direction

northbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

Located in front of 3000 Sheffield Avenue, this sink hole is right where bikes travel and poses a hazard to bicyclists. Stephanie Reed - gokickstand@yahoo.com

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Fruitvale Ave. between Elmwood Ave. and Alameda Ave.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Ricardo at September 9, 2008 - 7:33pm
Status:Resolved (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -2355

direction

southbound

type

hazardous drainage grate

description

There are 2 locations on this section of Fruitvale Ave. where the drainage grates are missing from the openings that they should be in. These openings are large. Almost 2 x 3 feet and they are both in the bike lane as you ride from Fruitvale BART to Alameda. I first reported this by phone to the Oakland Fire Dept. because it was evening and after hours for the Maintenance Dept. They said that safety cones would be placed there which they were. However, I expected that the grates would soon be put back in. It has been a couple weeks. If someone either does not see the 1 cone at each opening or if the cones fall or get moved, and someone rides over\into the opening a serious accident will occur.

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