hazardous crossing on Powell in Emeryville

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 4, 2016 - 4:47pm
Status:New (other / Priority minor)
Case ID:Hazard Reports: 15100-15116

direction

eastbound

description

There is a bike-pedestrian route, part of the Bay Trail, on Powell going east on the south side of Powell under I-80. On the east side of the freeway on Powell is an exit from I-80. This is a dangerous exit for bikes and of course pedestrians going east. There are no controls. I have had several near-misses myself. There would have been no near-misses for me if a safe crossing of the end of the exit from I-80 on Powell had been designed and implemented. Please do so now to avoid needless accidents. UPDATE 10-4-16: Submitted to CalTrans; received MSR Ticket Number: 635098. UPDATE 10-14-16: CalTrans responded: "Situation Acknowledged. Unable to estimate time needed." and "Your request has been forwarded to our bike coordinator for review. Thank you." UPDATE 1-10-18: Finally heard back from CalTrans - sounds like signage will be a first-step toward improvement: "This portion of the freeway is shared by Route 80 and 580. This offramp is designated as Route 80 westbound offramp to Powell St. Latest available 3-year accident history showed there were no pedestrian or bicycle related accidents at this ramp and intersection. Since the Bay Trail is crossing this intersection at the far side of the offramp, it is recommended to install a W11-16 & W16-9p, Bike/Ped Ahead sign, to warn motorists exiting this offramp to watch out for potential bike and pedestrian at the intersection. Signing order will be issued to have these signs installed."

Tracking/Incident Number

635098

type

other

Location

east side of I-80 and Powell
Powell I-80 exit going north
Emeryville
US

Jurisdiction

Contact

roger.pritchard@mindspring.com