|Assigned to:||Ian McDonald |
|Created:||Visitor (not verified) at August 4, 2018 - 9:31am |
|Status:||New (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor) |
|Case ID:||Hazard Reports: 15100-21358 |
pothole or pavement cracks
bike ways (paths, lanes, routes) not clearly marked
This street is used as a cut-through for speedy drivers to reach San leandro st quicker than the painfully slow (for cars) intersections at Fruitvale x San Leandro and Fruitvale x E. 12.
East 9th has parking on both sides of the street and the leftover road space is narrow enough that there is simply no room for 2 cars and a bike to fit (not even enough space for aggressive drivers to squeeze passed!)
There are some pot holes large enough that I have to avoid them, which puts me deeper into the midle of the road.
Of course, I'd love to see the whole street redone but it's probably not a popular enough area. I'm sure you have a big ol list of ways to improve safety but here's a couple of my ideas..
Eliminate one side of street parking.
Some of those bike logo things painted on the road.
Speed bumps/humps to slow traffic.
A "share the road" "bikes have full use of lane" or similar signage.
Posted (lowered?) Speed limit signs.
Thanks for reading!
P.s. while I do hope to see improvement to this stretch of road, I would gladly support/prefer bike infrastructure to be built and maintained around schools, public transit and parks/playgrounds.
Bad roads and bad drivers won't stop me from riding. I think it'd be best to focus on encouraging safe bike-focused travel for the youth. (So hopefully they'll grow up and keep riding)
Update 8-5-18: Submitted the pothole issue to Oakland Public Works, using the address 3070 E 9th St for them to locate - while indicating it's the entire stretch in need of repair. Received SR #831705. Checking with Bike East Bay staff to see if traffic calming/signage/striping is being considered and/or feasible for this high speed/heavy traffic area.
UPDATE 8-6-18: Bike East Bay responds: "There are no plans for E 9th as far as I know. Between 37th and 29th Aves it is basically a freeway frontage road, and the work Caltrans is doing with the 29th Ave interchange will unfortunately make this even moreso, not better.
If this person has ideas for how to make the streets safer and better for biking I recommend submitting them via the community input map for Oakland’s ongoing bike plan update here: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/lets-bike-oakland-oaklands-bike-plan. There are also in-person outreach events and meetings planned where he can talk to city staff and share his ideas in person. This plan will then help direct what gets built over the next 10 years (give or take)."