Berkeley

Schwinn Gateway, cream beige hybrid cruiser 7-speed

location

UC Berkeley, on campus 2220 Piedmont Ave. On sidewalk in front of Minor Hall Berkeley, CA If found, please contact jennyz365@yahoo.com. If you bought it on craigslist, I will buy it back from you. $REWARD$

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Giant trench

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 1, 2013 - 9:19am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11051

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

1) There is a trench that runs across the east bound side of the street. About 1/3 of the way up from Shattuck. It is wide and deep enough to fit a platoon of Marines. Avoiding it puts you in oncoming traffic. 2) On the opposite side of the street is a 15 foot long rut that's big enough to swallow any bike wheel. It is on the West bound side. Really that whole street should be exorcised. UPDATE 10-14-13: Submitted to Berkeley; received service request number 163974.

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Tracking/Incident Number

163974

Marin San Rafael

location

Allston and Oxford Street, 94704

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Pinch point at intersection

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at September 23, 2013 - 10:24am
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11023

type

insufficient shoulder width

description

On the SW corner of the Adeline/Ashby intersection, there is a pinch point that makes for dangerous riding if one is riding North to South on Adeline. North and South of Ashby, Adeline has a full-sized bike lane, but right after one crosses Ashby, there is a pinch point where the bike lane is taken away by a concrete curb that is part of a triangular median device. Every time I ride through this intersection I am worried that I will be struck down from behind. Submitted to Berkeley PW; Received service request number 163976. UPDATE 10-21-13: Eric Anderson of BPW (Bike/Ped) states: "The southbound bike lane on Adeline ends just north of Ashby where the left turn lane starts and then begins again on the south side of Ashby after there As there is no bike lane on the immediate north side of the intersection and the bike lane doesn’t begin again until well south of the island at the SW corner of Ashby/Adeline, this is not a pinch point in a bike lane. The bike lane is dropped in this area due to lack of width for it to continue through." I asked if their engineers could look at the layout, and if the “triangular median device” hazard could be eliminated, even though it's not an official bike lane.

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Tracking/Incident Number

163976

No bicycle sensor symbol on road

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at September 23, 2013 - 10:20am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -11022

type

other

description

No bike sensor symbol on street. After Derby Street was resurfaced east of MLK (and also on the other side of MLK), the bike sensor symbol was not repainted. Does this mean that the signal doesn't sense bicycles, or was the logo just forgotten? UPDATE 10-14-13: Submitted to Berkeley PW; received service request number 163975.

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Tracking/Incident Number

163975

Specialized Globe Live 2

location

My bike was taken in front of Willard Middle School, which is located at Stuart and Telegraph in Berkeley.

description

This is a unique single speed bike, brown with white wheels, tan seat and grips (grips are old and sticky) and basket with wood base (basket part of frame, not able to remove). I have attached a photo.
First 2 characters of serial number:
WU

contact

Please contact me at elizabethart@gmail.com or leave a message in the office at Willard Middle School for Ms. Arthur (644-6330)

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Tommaso Imola

location

UC Berkely in front of Campanile

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Wildcat Canyon Road - Tilden Park

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 29, 2013 - 9:54am
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -10960

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

Wildcat Canyon Road, from Spruce thru Tilden Park to the Brazillian Room need to be reconstructed with better drainage and then resurfaced. Multiple potholes, trenches ruts, and substandard repairs and patches create a serious and ongoing problem UPDATE August thru October 2013: Working with City Council (and PW) to get Measure M $$$ allocated. GPC is spearheading.

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This reopens a report I made several weeks ago about the barrier across McGee and Virginia. Hazard at bike gap in barrier.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 3:52pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -10915

type

other

description

This reopens a report I made several weeks ago about the barrier across McGee and Virginia. Public Works responded and made some basic improvements. Nothing was done by the bike planners to fix the real hazard. Several years ago, I complained about the size of the gap between the concrete flower containers at the intersection. The bike planner decided to widen the gap. This created a greater hazard because the widened gap permitted bikes speeding down Virginia, with no visibility to bikes on McGee or pedestrians at crossings, to run downhill through the gap at speeds of up to 25 MPH. My report a few weeks ago asks the bike planners to deal with this hazard. There are several simple steps the bike planners cold take to make the intersection safe again. I would be happy to provide suggestions if the planners contact me. UPDATE 11-30-13: Multiple exchanges between Roger Pritchard & Eric Anderson (City of Berk Bike/Ped) has shed more light on the issue, and the net result, from Eric: "We have outlined a course of action to respond to your request. I hope that you’ll participate in the upcoming bike plan update process and contribute some ideas for how we can redesign these types of intersections."

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