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Drivers do not stop at stop signs

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at November 12, 2013 - 12:19pm
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -11162

type

bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked
other

description

The traffic heading west on Virginia frequently does not stop or yield at the stop sign on Virginia because they assume traffic isn't coming/turning. However, this makes it VERY dangerous for cyclists who are continuing straight through the barriers or turning left onto the path. UPDATE 11-13-13: Submitted to Berkeley. Received Service Request Number: 168306. UPDATE 11-18-13: Heard back from the PW dep't - they suggested talking with the Police Department responsible for that intersection. Through various voicemail links I hope I got to the right officer/department; Left detailed message and mentioned that ticketing the cars rolling through the stop sign will also be a potential revenue creator for their department!

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Tracking/Incident Number

168306

Raleigh Revenio 3.0 2013 model

location

UC Berkeley- stolen from bike rack outside Life Sciences Addition (LSA). Front tire and rim were left behind- might have mismatched tires as a result…

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Rough road on Milvia lead to increase in injury / Many rough Bicycle Boulevads

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 29, 2013 - 4:26pm
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority injured)
Case ID:: -11134

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pothole or pavement cracks
other

description

Earlier today I crashed on Milvia and was extremely torn up by the incredibly and unusually rough asphalt there. In fact my crash may have been partly due to this perma-hazard. Many of the city's bike boulevards are in need of improvement. Many lanes are on rough roads, with a fair amount of cracking. On several sections bicyclists are forced over automobile speed bumps. This does not fit with the city's claim that these Boulevards are intended as roadways "modified as needed to enhance bicycle safety and convenience." In fact the inconvenience and danger of these roadways has and will continue to drive me off these paths and onto better paved roads, in spite of the car traffic. UPDATE 10-30-13: Will submit to Berkeley regarding the overall Bike Route discussion, though can you specify the address where you crashed? It would be good to get that spot (and others you can highlight) fixed while the ongoing discussion of rough roads/speed bumps etc takes place with Berkeley. Please report back by updating this form! Thanks.

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street light out at south end of McGee at north side of Ohlone Park

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 27, 2013 - 9:25pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -11123

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other

description

Street light where McGee going south ends at Ohlone Park was out last winter. It is out again. Hazard is that the northbound ramp from Ohlone Park down to McGee street level is invisible at night. In addition, the ramp is currently covered by tree and plant debris, as well as the rest of the red zone at the end of McGee. UPDATE 11-30-13: Submitted to Berkeley. Received Service Request Number: 170473.

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Tracking/Incident Number

170473

Between Cedar and Hopkins Ohlone bike path issues

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 21, 2013 - 10:38pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11102

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other

description

The asphalt on these 2 blocks is thin. So there are by now multiple tree root upheaves in both blocks. There is also a dangerous concrete upheave on the south side of Rose. UPDATE 10-22-13: Submitted to Berkeley PW; Received service request number 165096. Also mentioned the danger of throwing a cyclist off, or tripping a pedestrian.

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Tracking/Incident Number

165096

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.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

163974

Marin San Rafael

location

Allston and Oxford Street, 94704

Jurisdiction

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.

Jurisdiction

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.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

163975

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