Lafayette

hazardous drainage grate

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at March 15, 2017 - 2:02pm
Status:New (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:Hazard Reports: 15100-15419

direction

southbound

type

hazardous drainage grate

Location

Briones Park Lafayette Ridge Staging Area Driveway
Pleasant Hill Road
Lafayette
US

description

In the bike lane on southbound Pleasant Hill Road there is a large drainage grate that is substantially lower than the surrounding roadway. It spans just about the entire bike lane. Somebody is going to swerve into traffic and ignore it or assume the bike lane is ride-able and plow over the grate which may cause a crash. Adjacent auto speeds can be very high on this road increasing the danger. The grate is just south of the southernmost driveway entrance to the Lafayette Ridge Entrance/Staging Area for Briones park. UPDATE 3-15-17: Submitted to Lafayette on their MAINTENANCE REQUEST website.

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Olympic and Reliez at Lafayette-Moraga Trail end - asphalt BERM

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 10, 2015 - 8:39pm
Status: ( / Priority )
Case ID:: -14202

direction

eastbound

type

other

description

I took a spill today. Here are the details: Coming home from a ride in Orinda and following a route I have taken many times, I crashed into that 'horizontal asphalt berm that is directly across the trail's end at the intersection of Olympic Blvd and Reliez Station Road. I believe this is a truly dangerous obstacle! I believe most riders will do as I did on approaching the intersection: look at the traffic making their left turn from Olympic Blvd to Reliez Station Road. Well, the 'berm' is the same color as the road (white paint has long ago faded away) and it obstructs a straight line crossing along side the painted crosswalk. I hit this six inch high berm before I saw it at all. I surely wish the right hand side of this 'little wall' was eighteen inches shorter because then, I could have proceeded onto the road crossing and into the bike lane without steering to either side! UPDATE 10-12-15: Submitted to Lafayette's PW dep't via website, plus called it in. I think they're closed for Columbus Day. Also submitted to EBRPD since this appears to be right at the interface of their trail & Lafayette roadways. UPDATE 10-116-15: From Jim O'Melia: "Thanks for your help via Bike East Bay! BERM IS PAINTED. The orange cones are still out (until paint dries, I guess). It is very easy to see the berm from either side for quite a ways. I sent a 'Thank You' to Tony Coe, the city engineer, and he forwarded my comments to Public Works Supervisor, Mike Moran."

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Rocks covering full width of bike lane

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at December 17, 2013 - 3:04pm
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11228

type

debris in shoulder

Location

Deer Hill Rd (Westbound Bike Lane)
Lafayette
US

description

The westbound bike lane on Deer Hill Rd is completely covered in rocks (approx. 1 inch diameter) near the driveway for the Deer Hill Ranch. The quantity of rocks is so great that cyclists are forced to ride outside the bike lane and go into traffic. UPDATE 12-17-13: Submitted to Lafayette via their Public Works website protocol.

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The left hand turn lane (from westbound Mt Diablo Blvd. to southbound Acalanes) does not detect bicycles.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at October 30, 2013 - 6:15pm
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -11138

type

traffic signal not triggered by bicycle

Location

Mt Diablo Blvd and Acalanes
Lafayette
US

description

The left hand turn lane (from westbound Mt Diablo Blvd. to southbound Acalanes) does not detect bicycles. UPDATE 11-3-13: Submitted to Lafayette's PW Dep't via their online form protocol. No response yet...

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Raised lip surrounding manhole. Experienced female cyclist hit unseen lip at approximately 25MPH and went over handlebar. 5 brolen ribs,broken shoulder and collar bone. Torn ligaments in her shoulder. She's been in hospital since 7/13 surgery 7/18.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at July 18, 2013 - 5:42pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority injured)
Case ID:: -10862

type

other

Location

4120 Happy Valley Rd
94549 Lafayette
US

description

Raised lip surrounding manhole. Experienced female cyclist hit unseen lip at approximately 25MPH and went over handlebar. 5 broken ribs,broken shoulder and collar bone. Torn ligaments in her shoulder. She's been in hospital since 7/13 surgery now, 7/18. You can see it on Google Maps street view. The lip is about 2", enough to throw you over handle bar if you don't see it. I saw it, she didn't! She came to a rest 60' past the manhole. UPDATE 10-11-13: report inadvertently skipped; just now reported to Lafayette and asked for an update to see if they were previously notified of the hazard and if it's been fixed.

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Lafayette LocalMotion Sundays

July 7, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Starting June 2nd, join us on the 1st Sunday of the month by biking, walking, running or rolling to the Lafayette farmer’s market between 9am and 12pm to celebrate and promote our local bike/ped community.

Climate Reality Presentation at Lafayette Library

November 2, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We all remember seeing or hearing about "Inconvenient Truth" back in 2007, but what's happened since then? Founded and chaired by Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is bringing the latest facts and reality about the climate crisis to communities all around the World. Sustainable Lafayette will host a Climate Reality presentation at the Lafayette Library on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7pm at the Lafayette Library (Community Hall).

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: bike valet by EBBC

September 18, 2011 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, held each year on the third weekend in September, is the largest event in Lamorinda and one of the five biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Over 50,000 attended in 2010, strolling among stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews.

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: bike valet by EBBC

September 17, 2011 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, held each year on the third weekend in September, is the largest event in Lamorinda and one of the five biggest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Over 50,000 attended in 2010, strolling among stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants, and enjoying quality wines and microbrews.

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