EBRPD

Multiple significant bumps in the path caused by tree roots.

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:RichT at September 7, 2010 - 11:26am
Status:New (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -7735

direction

northbound

type

pothole or pavement cracks
other

Location

On the MUP near the corner of Shoreline and Westline
94501 Alameda
US

description

Believed to be in the jurisdiction of the EBRPD - Crab Cove. There are multiple significant bumps in the asphalt path caused by tree roots. Someone made an attempt to highlight the bumps with paint - but because of the slight hill on approach it is likely that they will not be seen. One bump would be OK-ish - but there are several bumps spaced across a few feet. Seems almost guaranteed to throw a cyclist.

Jurisdiction

2 sections of Tilden's Wilcat Cyn Rd would benefit from "Rough Road" signs

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Mitch Cohen at July 28, 2010 - 11:31am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority enhancement)
Case ID:: -7397

direction

westbound

type

other

Location

Wildcat Canyon Rd .4 & .7 miles "east" of S Park Dr
Orinda
US

description

there are several significant "bulges" in the roadway that make it difficult for bikes to ride at the shoulder to let cars pass. these are approximately .4 & .7 miles "east" of S Park Dr., heading "westbound" Assuming it's hard & costly to fix the road, it would be useful to post "Rough Road" and "Share the Road" signs so cars will be more patient with cyclists who cannot give them more room to pass.

Jurisdiction

Iron Horse Trail construction fence north of Amador Valley creates hazard

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:prathmann at July 14, 2010 - 8:56pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -7290

type

other

Location

Iron Horse Trail in Dublin 0.4 miles north of Amador Valley Blvd
Dublin
US

description

Repair work (broken pipeline??) is being done next to the Iron Horse Trail 0.4 miles north of Amador Valley and south of Alcosta in Dublin. A chainlink fence has been set across the entire trail and a detour path created in soft dirt on the east side. My concern is that the fence is not marked with any reflective tape or other materials and is not readily seen in the dark even with a decent bike headlight (the trail is nominally open until 10pm but continues to be used even later). There are no signs warning of the closure in advance of the fence. A cyclist running into the fence could be seriously injured. Furthermore, the dirt detour path has some very soft sections that can be hazardous for narrow road bike tires - again without any warning signs.

Jurisdiction

East Alameda County Tranportation Forum

April 15, 2010 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Dublin City Hall
100 Civic Plaza (@ Dublin Blvd.)
Dublin

Join the Alameda County Transportation Authority's Community Advisory Committee public transportation forum at Dublin City Hall. Find out how your Measure B half-cent sales tax dollars are improving local mobility options in the Tri-Valley area.

Topics of special interest to area cyclists:

Gateway Park Public Workshop #1

February 25, 2010 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us to participate in planning the world class Bay Trail access to the Bay Bridge Pathway.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
5 – 6:30 p.m. open house
6:30 – 9 p.m. presentations/discussion

Location:
MTC MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, first floor auditorium
(opposite Lake Merritt BART Station, BikeLink elockers available)

For more information please visit:
http://www.ebbc.org/?q=node/5012
http://www.baybridgegatewaypark.org/

Bay Trail Still Faces Roadblocks

Bay Trail Still Faces Roadblocks

“The Bay Trail needs to be treated as a transportation facility,” said Robert Raburn of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. “If it’s not going to be treated as a serious transportation facility, then I’m going to have to turn my back on it and say, ‘Look, we’re going to go after getting bike lanes on the street.”

Gravel across road on a downhill corner

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at January 27, 2010 - 12:02pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -4935

direction

southbound

type

other

Location

Wildcat Canyon Road near Southpark Drive
Berkeley
US

description

gravel has washed across Wildcat Canyon Road on the last chicane corner approaching Southpark Drive going downhill this occurs every time it rains more than lightly

Jurisdiction

Very sharp turn with steep dropoff penalty if misjudged

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Nuboatwork at November 20, 2009 - 2:16pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -4696

direction

eastbound

type

other

Location

Iron Horse Trail intersection with De Anza Trail
Concord
US

description

Near the northern terminus of Iron Horse Trail there is an intersection leading to DeAnza trail. This intersection is at the foot of a trail bridge. Traveling northbound and attempting a right turn, the angle of intersection requires a sharp turn of approximately 140 degrees. Due to the bridge construction, the cyclist cannot improve the turning line. There is structure right up to the point of intersection, and if the rider attempts to approach wide left before turning right, they risk accidents with other riders approaching from behind. There is also a post in the middle of the bridge entrance to complicate matters. If the rider mis-judges and can't make a sufficiently sharp turn and goes wide, they are rewarded with a sharp dropoff off of the path of between 18 and 24 inches into a narrow ditch with a chain link fence on the other side.

Jurisdiction

Carquinez Benicia Grand Scenic Cycle Loop

Carquinez Benicia Grand Scenic Cycle Loop

The August 2009 opening of a new bike path has opened an excellent bridge-to-bridge recreational loop ride over the Benicia–Martinez and Carquinez Bridges. The basic route is 25 miles, accessible by public transit, quite scenic, and consisting almost entirely of pleasant to ride roads. The route has restrooms and water, and at least three good cities to purchase lunch in.

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