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bikes turning north on Marina Blvd from new bike-pedestrian path on south side of University Ave: impossible.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 3:38pm
Status: (Class I (bike/ped path) / Priority major)
Case ID:: -10914

type

other

Location

University Ave @ Marina Blvd
Berkeley
US

description

There is a new bike/pedestrian path on the south side of University from Frontage Rd to Marina Blvd and beyond. The bike planners completely failed to consider bikes turning north from this path on to Marina Blvd which leads to Cesar Chavez Park. There is absolutely no way for bikes to cross east-bound University traffic - or west-bound for that matter. There are two possible outlets from the bike/pedestrian path at present. One is to a bus stop on the south side just east of Marina Blvd. From the bus stop, there is no way across. The other is to a pedestrian, not bike, crossing to the west of Marina Blvd, from which it is essentially impossible to get to Marina Blvd without hazard. Update 10-14-14: Submitted to Berkeley PW; received service request number 163973.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

163973

MLK going north at south junction with Adeline/Stanford

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 2:53pm
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -10912

type

debris in shoulder

Location

MLK going north at south junction with Adeline/Stanford
Berkeley
US

description

Going north on MLK under BART tracks, then curving right where Stanford/Adeline meets MLK, there are two chunks of concrete maybe 6 inches high in the gutter. They are attached to the concrete underneath. Because bikes get forced into the gutter by cars at this busy curve, the concrete needs to be removed. UPDATE: 9-27-13: Submitted to Oakland. Received Service Request Number: 482995. UPDATE 11-30-13: Did a search on OPW site and found it marked "CANCEL" - don't know why. Sent a note to John McCabe, OPW, asking for an explanation and how to get the hazard eliminated.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

482995

For bikes going south in the bike lane and turning right/west into Hearst, there is a fairly deep crack between concrete gutter and road bed, as well as a few small potholes in the vicinity.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 9, 2013 - 1:56pm
Status: (Class II (bike lane) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -10911

type

pothole or pavement cracks

Location

6th St & Hearst NW corner
94710 Berkeley
US

description

See summary. NOTE: These should be filled to bike standards, not to car standards. That is, Berkeley tends to fill potholes unevenly. OK for cars, not for bikes. UPDATE 9-30-13: Submitted to Berkeley PW. Received service request number 161988.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

161988

Poorly filled utility trench. Hopkins east of Monterey.

Assigned to:Ian McDonald
Created:Visitor (not verified) at August 2, 2013 - 11:57am
Status: (Class III (no special facility) / Priority minor)
Case ID:: -10892

type

pothole or pavement cracks

Location

1586 Hopkins Street
94707 Berkeley
US

description

Eastbound on Hopkins past Monterey is a poorly filled utility trench. It's annoying because the edge of the depression is just the right riding distance from car doors. The trench was not backfilled properly and has settled besides. I have a good photo of this, with an object in the trench to demonstrate the depth. Note to EBBC: I entered an address of 1586 Hopkins Street, but no map pin appeared. No offer to upload a picture is evident. Google Chrome on Linux. UPDATE 9-30-13: Submitted to Berkeley PW; received service request number 161990.

Jurisdiction

Tracking/Incident Number

161990

Sundays on Telegraph: Bike Day

August 11, 2013 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Telegraph closes to cars and opens to people on Sunday, August 11, and this one is special because it’s Bike Day. 

Every Sunday for the past month and a half, Telegraph has become a people zone open for the delight of strollers, but Sunday, August 11 is special. Ride on down for ‘Bike Day’ sponsored by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.

Come experience Telegraph by bike, and while you’re there, enjoy bike-powered smoothies, get your bike tuned up by the Bike Mobile, get your photo snapped with your pedal-powered beauty, and enter yourself for prize with the free bike valet for person who bikes the farthest to Telegraph. The bike fun and valet will be set up on Channing right at Telegraph, with on-street bike parking corrals on Telegraph.

While you’re there, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition wants to hear from you about what bike improvements you want in Berkeley. Berkeley is updating its Bicycle Plan starting in 2014, so now’s the time to start thinking about your vision of Berkeley becoming the most bike-friendly city in the US.

Volunteers needed to help.

East Bay Regional Parks District Rec Rides: Road Cycling - Eastshore State Park, Berkeley

October 12, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
These 8-12 mile rides are for intermediate riders with some experience.  These rides will help you take your confidence and biking skills to the next level, while enjoying some great scenery! Bring a bike, helmet, and a friend!
 
- July 13  /  1-3pm /  Martinez Regional Shoreline  /  Martinez
- August 10  /  1-3pm /  Big Break Regional Shoreline  /  Oakley
- September 14  /  1-3pm  / Quarry Lakes Regional Park  /  Fremont

East Bay Regional Parks District Rec Rides: Beginning Cycling - Eastshore State Park, Berkeley

October 12, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

These basic five- to seven-mile rides along paved Regional Trails and park trails introduce you to safe riding, signaling, and basic bike care. We do not teach participants how to ride a bike; but rather how to have a more safe, fun, and rewarding experience of their Regional Parks and Trails. Some biking experience is required. Build your skills and confidence! These are free drop-in programs. Bring a bike, helmet, and a friend!

One-Hour Bike Safety Workshop - Berkeley

October 5, 2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am

FREE 1-hour Bike Safety Workshop and Rec Ride! Free Bicycle Safety Class

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is proud to offer this free, one hour bicycle safety workshop at the East Bay Regional Parks District’s Eastshore State Park.

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