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Bay Street Entrance to Aquatic Park

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 26, 2015 - 10:05pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14108

type

pothole or pavement cracks
insufficient shoulder width

direction

northbound

description

The paths through Aquatic Park in Berkeley are incredibly convenient and popular with cyclists. The approach from the south on Bay Street is quite hazardous. After crossing the bridge over Ashby Avenue, the road narrows and has a broken edge full of cracks and potholes. In the afternoon, cars are frequently lined up for the I-80 on-ramp, and bicycles are forced to ride in the rough dirt shoulder, with dust and gravel deep enough to make it difficult to stay upright. The edge of the pavement is even more hazardous. I recently broke a mountain bike rim and had to replace it. There is also no centerline, leading some car drivers think the road is one-way. It is definitely two-way, but 99% of the traffic is heading north. When I ride south on that stretch, some cars are using the entire road and leave no space for me. This stretch of Bay Street badly needs to be repaved, with striping to define the center line and safe shoulders for bicycles. The one block of Bolivar Drive that it connects to is also in terrible shape, rough and potholed with a permanent, algae filled puddle that covers the entire roadway even though the driest part of summer. UPDATE 8-27-15: Submitted to Berkeley PW; Received service request number 260919. Past efforts to get Berkeley to pay attention to these roads have proved unsuccessful; they even suggested another jurisdiction (CalTrans, Bay Trail etc) should take it over as they "don't want it." Maybe Berkeley government will take a more proactive view these days. BORP and Street Level Cycles all use this stretch now, so that might influence Berkeley.

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Tracking/Incident Number

260919

More glass on Grizzly Peak- this one is southbound

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 15, 2015 - 6:42pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14086

type

debris in shoulder

direction

southbound

description

Not sure if this is Berkeley, UCB, or Oakland. In the southbound direction the worst of the glass is between centennial and the steam trains. Most of this is near the turnouts/ parking lots where people go to smoke weed. This forces cyclists into the road, where cars go fast and honk at us. I ride this road almost every day and I have never seen it swept or improved- it only gets worse by the day. UPDATE 8-15-15: Reported to Oakland PW (Determined jurisdiction via the GIS site https://www.maptechnica.com/us-city-boundary-map/city/Oakland/state/CA/cityid/0653000). Received Service Request Number: 598971. Combined with report: https://bikeeastbay.org/node/14086.

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Tracking/Incident Number

598971

Peugeot PBN

location

5th and Delaware berkeley

description

Blue, old style, wide handlebars,
First 2 characters of serial number:
20

contact

nancy h 510-847-3833

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Dwight Way

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at April 2, 2015 - 2:14pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -13052

type

pothole or pavement cracks

direction

westbound

description

Both eastbound and westbound on Dwight Way between Sacramento St. and San Pablo Avenue, there is a crack in the roadway. Some repair attempts have been made west of Browning, but they are very bumpy. UPDATE 4-3-15: Submitted to Berkeley PW; received Service Request #240589.

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Tracking/Incident Number

240589

Bianchi XL Carbon (2004)

location

Locked basement near Ashby and Deakin

description

The Bianchi is a full carbon bike (matt black) men's size:55. FSA Plasma handlebars, Campagnolo (Campy) Record components highly customized, M5 brakes set, Kysruim ES wheels (no stickers), Strock PowerArm (I have the serial#) crankset (double), Nokon cables, and other special features. I don't have my frame serial# unfortunately.
First 2 characters of serial number:
TH

contact

Gremel Madolora 818-731-2496

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CORNELL AV, BERKELEY BETWEEN CEDAR AND VIRGINIA

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at March 12, 2015 - 4:23pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -12670

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

This block of Cornell has been in very rough condition for years. It is very lumpy and cracked. Recently, someone has added an unavoidable metal plate with bumpy asphalt edges. Please fix it, Berkeley. UPDATE 3-13-15: Submitted to Berkeley PW: Received service request number 237683.

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Tracking/Incident Number

237683

Specialized Dolce

location

3271 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (right outside Laughing Lotus Yoga)

description

51" white and blue Specialized Dolce road bike. Front of frame is white and back is blue. Mostly aluminum body, but carbon forks that are blue at the tips. Some floral patterns at white/blue borders. Some parts are rusted. Tiagra derailleur and Sora shifters. Two ways to brake (drop bar and handle bar). Has mounts for front and back lights, as well as a Cateye bike computer. Cateye speed and cadence sensors were attached on the rear of the bike (though these probably were removed). Pedals are silver and somewhat beaten up (these don't match the pedals in the picture since I got rid of the cages). Also has front and rear reflectors. There is a dead small spider stuck in the left shifter. I don't know the serial number unfortunately. Bike was stolen outside Laughing Lotus Yoga Center at 3172 16th St. San Francisco 94103 between 1-5 pm on Feb 1, 2015. Ulock and cable were both cut and left on the ground.
First 2 characters of serial number:
NA

contact

Crystal Sun crystallite916@gmail.com 302-220-0259

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Austro Daimler SuperLeich

location

1310 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702

description

Pale yellow Austro Daimler road bike Silver back basket on a silver back rack, attached with white zip ties Leather brooks saddle locked on with a black chain lock Black brake cable housing All campignolo parts Quick release wheels Red bell helmet and red u lock were in basket when stolen
First 2 characters of serial number:
AD

contact

Rebecca Deutsch: 831-421-1893, rebeccaideutsch@gmail.com

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Giant TCR Aero 1

location

UC Berkeley

description

Red, XS
First 2 characters of serial number:
GQ

contact

carmen.tubbesing@gmail.com, (425) 941-9060

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Traffic signal at Claremont & Ashby not triggered by bicycle

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at January 12, 2015 - 11:19am
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -12420

type

traffic signal not triggered by bicycle

direction

northbound

description

The traffic light at northbound Claremont Ave. at Ashby Ave. is not triggered by bicycles. UPDATE 1-11-15: Submitted to Oakland. Received Service Request Number: 560635. Redirected report to Berkeley. Received service request number 229278.

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Tracking/Incident Number

229278

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