City Center Ice Rink:
I fell in the 12th Street City Center plaza while walking to BART on Friday, January 29th, at 5:20 pm. The tiles, when damp or wet are like ice. Yellow "caution" signs are ineffective in preventing falls. Security took 10 minutes to locate, and then advised me 3 others fell, as well, on Friday. I see falls all the time. IT'S TIME TO REPLACE THE TILE WITH SIMPLE CONCRETE OR A SAFER WALKWAY SURFACE. I will continue to escalate this issue to include the media, if necessary. Oakland has $$ to improve transportation means and simply walking in its' city pavement should NOT be so dangerous. I am LUCKY. I hurt, but I have no broken bones. Not all fall victims are as lucky. FIX THIS - put some notice out that you are going to deal with this, please.
from Virginia Castle 510-754-8476