Berkeley

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.

Jurisdiction

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)

File attachment

Jurisdiction

Tommaso Imola

location

UC Berkely in front of Campanile

Jurisdiction

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.

Jurisdiction

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."

Jurisdiction

bikes turning north on Marina Blvd from new bike-pedestrian path on south side of University Ave: impossible.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 3:38pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -10914

type

other

description

There is a new bike/pedestrian path on the south side of University from Frontage Rd to Marina Blvd and beyond. The bike planners completely failed to consider bikes turning north from this path on to Marina Blvd which leads to Cesar Chavez Park. There is absolutely no way for bikes to cross east-bound University traffic - or west-bound for that matter. There are two possible outlets from the bike/pedestrian path at present. One is to a bus stop on the south side just east of Marina Blvd. From the bus stop, there is no way across. The other is to a pedestrian, not bike, crossing to the west of Marina Blvd, from which it is essentially impossible to get to Marina Blvd without hazard. Update 10-14-14: Submitted to Berkeley PW; received service request number 163973.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

163973

MLK going north at south junction with Adeline/Stanford

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 2:53pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -10912

type

debris in shoulder

description

Going north on MLK under BART tracks, then curving right where Stanford/Adeline meets MLK, there are two chunks of concrete maybe 6 inches high in the gutter. They are attached to the concrete underneath. Because bikes get forced into the gutter by cars at this busy curve, the concrete needs to be removed. UPDATE: 9-27-13: Submitted to Oakland. Received Service Request Number: 482995. UPDATE 11-30-13: Did a search on OPW site and found it marked "CANCEL" - don't know why. Sent a note to John McCabe, OPW, asking for an explanation and how to get the hazard eliminated.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

482995

For bikes going south in the bike lane and turning right/west into Hearst, there is a fairly deep crack between concrete gutter and road bed, as well as a few small potholes in the vicinity.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 1:56pm
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -10911

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

See summary. NOTE: These should be filled to bike standards, not to car standards. That is, Berkeley tends to fill potholes unevenly. OK for cars, not for bikes. UPDATE 9-30-13: Submitted to Berkeley PW. Received service request number 161988.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

161988

Poorly filled utility trench. Hopkins east of Monterey.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 2, 2013 - 11:57am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -10892

type

pothole or pavement cracks

description

Eastbound on Hopkins past Monterey is a poorly filled utility trench. It's annoying because the edge of the depression is just the right riding distance from car doors. The trench was not backfilled properly and has settled besides. I have a good photo of this, with an object in the trench to demonstrate the depth. Note to EBBC: I entered an address of 1586 Hopkins Street, but no map pin appeared. No offer to upload a picture is evident. Google Chrome on Linux. UPDATE 9-30-13: Submitted to Berkeley PW; received service request number 161990.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

161990

Pages

Subscribe to Berkeley