glass and gravel debis in bike lanes

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at March 24, 2012 - 9:34am
Status: (other / Priority major)
Case ID:: -9602




debris in shoulder


Cutting Blvd (Harbor Way to Canal Blvd.)


Eastbound on West Cutting there is a lot of glass in the bike lane (especially the first 1/3 mile heading east from Harbor Way South). The section between Harbor Way South and Canal Blvd. needs sweeping. Westbond on Cutting (about 1/3 - 1/2 mile east of Harbor Way) there is a tremendous amount of gravel and debris in the bike lane. It looks like this street hasn't been swept since the new slurry and striping were put in last year. Both of these situations render the bike lanes unusable.


Breuner Marsh Restoration Project in North Richmond releases EIR

March 22, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

A Public Hearing on the Draft EIR where additional comments will be received will be held on

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Parchester Village Community Center
900 Williams Street
Richmond, CA 94806

Proposed Project

Richmond Livable Corridors Workshop- San Pablo Ave

March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The City of Richmond is developing a Form-Based Development Codes (FBC) for three major commercial corridors in the City. Form Based Codes include new zoning rules and architectural guidelines that will help transform and revitalize Macdonald Avenue, San Pablo Avenue, and 23rd Street into livable, walkable, bikeable and economically thriving corridors.

Goathead thorns on San Pablo near Roosevelt

Assigned to:Unassigned
Created:Visitor (not verified) at March 2, 2012 - 1:27pm
Status: (other / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -9545




Roosevelt & San Pablo - NW corner


For years, on my bike commute to and from BART (Del Norte), I've been getting tire punctures many times in Summer – Fall. I discovered the problem was abundant goathead thorns (puncture vine) and the main danger area seems near the freeway as it crosses San Pablo. The northwest corner of SP and Roosevelt has a long weed patch that nobody is responsible for. Can the city of Richmond deal with this? Weeding may need to take place periodically to keep the goatheads at bay - or perhaps they can be permanentaly removed in late Spring - after all the plants reveal themselves. There may be more plants going north on the west side of San Pablo Ave. for another couple hunderd yards or so. THE THORNS ALSO BLOW IN THE WIND, so it is not just this area that is affected. Many bikers bike in this area and I’m sure dozens (hundreds?) of bikers have had to deal with flat tires, and – like me, at first – not knowing why. It's very, very frustrating! Thank you.


Check out these really cool design concepts presented for Bay Trail connection to Pt. Molate in Richmond

Check out these really cool design concepts presented for Bay Trail connection to Pt. Molate in Richmond

The City of Richmond’s Engineering Services Department hosted a successful community meeting on the evening of December 1st to inform community members about the planned San Francisco Bay Trail Connection from Castro Street to Point Molate, and to gather public input on trail alternatives. The meeting was attended by approximately 45 people, including City Councilmember Tom Butt, District Representative Nathan Rapp from the Office of State Senator Loni Hancock, and representatives from the Association of Bay Area Governments’ (ABAG) Bay Trail, Richmond Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (RBPAC), Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC), and Chevron. A presentation on the selection process for the recommended trail alternative was given by Questa Engineering Corporation of Richmond. The recommended trail alternative received broad support from members of the community, in addition to representatives from ABAG, RBPAC, and TRAC, with many in attendance posing excellent questions and commentary. The presentation slides can be found online at

Richmond Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

January 9, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Greetings of the New Year to You All,
Attached is the agenda for Monday's meeting.

Guest speaker Bruce Beyaert of the Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) will join us to present/discuss Bay Trail priorities. Bruce is on the agenda
first because he has another meeting -- please be prompt.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday. Best regards, Nancy

Nancy Baer, Chair
Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee

(See attached file: BPAC Agd 112.pdf)

Manager, Injury Prevention & Physical Activity Promotion Projects
Contra Costa Health Services

Bay Trail Connection Castro Street to Point Molate Public Meeting

December 1, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The City of Richmond, San Francisco Bay Trail Project and TRAC invite you to attend a presentation of the Bay Trail Project

Public Meeting
Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Richmond Public Library
Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room
325 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, CA 94804

SPOKESHOP Holidayz Bizzarre

December 17, 2011 (All day)

322 Harbor Way #5
Richmond, Ca 94801

Richmond SPOKES will be having a holiday shopping bazaar at SPOKESHOP Bike Lounge, their community shop.

Check out locally made...

  • clothes and fashion
  • jewelry
  • soaps & body products
  • art, sculpture and pottery
  • bags and backpacks

traffic lights not picking up bikes along W Cutting Blvd (Bay Trail) in Richmond

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
94804 Richmond


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.


Richmond Bike Plan goes to City Council for Approval

November 1, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Please plan on attending!

In addition to the Plans themselves, the Council will consider a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) in place of a full Environmental Impact Report. The MND also covers road diets and bicycle lane striping on Harbour Way and Carlson Blvd. This means that if approved, these improvements are cleared for implementation and could be done right away -- pending the availability of funding.


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