|Assigned to:||Unassigned |
|Created:||Robert Prinz at October 26, 2011 - 7:02pm |
|Status:|| (Class II (bike lane) / Priority major) |
|Case ID:||: -9243 |
debris in shoulder
traffic signal not triggered by bicycle
W Cutting Blvd
Several traffic lights near Cutting Blvd in Richmond have never been calibrated to detect bicycles, as long as I have been riding there, which is a double whammy since these streets are both painted with bike lanes AND are an on-street portion of the Bay Trail. The four lights with issues that I am aware of are at Hoffman Blvd and Cutting Blvd (left turn from northbound Hoffman onto westbound Cutting), both east and westbound on W Cutting Blvd across Canal Blvd, at Harbour Way S and Hoffman Blvd (left turn from northbound Harbour Way S onto westbound Hoffman), and at Marina Way S and Wright Ave (left turn from northbound Marina Way S onto westbound Wright).
These are the ones I have tested and are sure of, but chances are these lights do not work for bikes at all so they should be properly calibrated for bikes in every direction, especially at W Cutting and Canal Blvds.
Additionally, the roadway on W Cutting Blvd from Hoffman west to Canal Blvd was recently resurfaced and the bike lanes were repainted, but unfortunately they are still half in the gutter on the north side, with significant divots about every 100 yards or so that could cause a crash and should be filled. Also, the city manages to sweep the auto lanes but not the bike lanes on both sides of W Cutting Blvd, and the south side especially is always filled with large amounts of gravel and glass.
These are not new problems, please see hazard reports 536-8258, 536-3408, 536-4560, 536-1850, 536-8257, 536-2368, 536-2352. Since their new bike master plan is just about to be approved then maybe these can be some of the first issues they tackle since they have been so long standing.