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