230 Channing Way Alameda California - AlamedaI'm the Principal of Lincoln Middle School. On 9-28-17 one of my students was hit by a car in the intersection of Channing Way and Robert Davey Jr. Dr. This is a very dangerous intersection and many students cross here on their way to Lincoln. Also, I know several people cross here to get to the bus stop.
1-199 Webster Street Tube Oakland, California - AlamedaAt all entrances into the city, we are lacking prominently placed signs that clearly indicate the 25 MPH speed limit. As one enters the city from Webster Tube, the signs state the 45 mph speed limit which I think sends the wrong message. This 45 mph speed is assumed by many drivers for some distance as they drive into town. I would request that we work with CalTrans, if necessary, to update this and have all entryways into Alameda clearly message the 25 mph limit to help reduce confusion.
1821 Grand St Alameda, California - AlamedaTraffic Time Bomb: HIbbard Street and Eagle Ave are becoming a cut through for traffic heading down Clement Ave. to Park St. Speeding cars turn from Buena Vista to Eagle to Grand to avoid the left turn bottleneck at Buena Vista and Eagle. They drive above the speed limit on Hibbard, make a wide right turn onto Eagle Ave. into oncoming traffic. Cars also come the other direction on Hibbard from the new marina houses and speed up to Buena Vista or turn too fast on Eagle Ave. A THREE-WAY stop at the T-Intersection and/or speed bumps on this one block stretch of Hibbard and/or Eagle Ave. would REALLY help. City of Alameda please do something before there is a fatality here.
Grand Street At Otis Drive Alameda, California - Alameda
I am requesting a change in the traffic light and/or the crosswalk signal, at the intersection at Grand Street and Otis Drive. It is extremely dangerous to be a pedestrian through this intersection. I am a very aware and attentive adult when crossing this street, and I am frequently encountering near misses from people making left turns onto Otis Drive from Grand Street. It is a game of Frogger every time, starting and stopping, and dodging the cars to get across the street.
The majority of people traveling on Grand Street toward the bay, turn left at Otis. I am suggesting a left turn signal with a red/yellow/green arrow to be separate from the straight green signal to allow the traffic to flow more smoothly onto Otis as well as to allow pedestrians a fear-free way to cross the street without having to dodge the oncoming left turners. Many, many children are crossing at this notoriously bad intersection every day to get to, and from, Wood Middle School (which now houses 4th and 5th graders as well).
Another option would be to have "pedestrian only" time through this intersection with all lights staying red through the duration of the crosswalk timer.
Thank you for your consideration.
Tynan Ave And Mariner Square Dr Alameda, California - AlamedaPedestrian crosswalk needed at this intersection. Pedestrians from AC transit bus stop at Webster St. and Stargell Ave have no safe way to cross Mariner Square Dr. into the Marina Village business park. Cost Plus World Market recently relocated to this business park with over 300 employees now commuting here daily.
Corner Of Sherman Street And Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, California - AlamedaAt the minimum, 4-way stop signs are needed at this intersection. At the maximum, signal lights. Most cost effective and adequately efficient would be the 4-way signs which would lessen the chance of a traffic accident at this point. There is major cross traffic on Sherman at commute times and the visuality is definitely compromised crossing Santa Clara.
800 Atlantic Ave Alameda, California - AlamedaThere is the smell of fire coming from the Jane Sweeney park again this am at around the 800 block of Atlantic where homeless enter in through the cut fence. There is also many piles of garbage left that include but are not limited to clothing, gasoline cans, alcohol bottles, and human waste. The homeless encampments have grown now to over 25 and still growing creating a safety issue and a health hazard. and the camps need to be cleaned up after the requirement of a 72 notice and persons there should be directed to facilities that are able to help them if they are interested.
2252-2268 Otis Dr Alameda, CA 94501, USA - AlamedaFence along Powell Street is in disrepair. The chain link fence posts are pulled out of the ground. The fence is rusty. The top railing of the chain link fence is bent. The wood fence is broken. And the concrete pillars are broken off. All in all, it seems unsafe as well as generally run down and forgotten.
1240 South Loop Road Alameda, CA - Alamedarequest for a cross walk to be put in place between our main building 1240 S. Loop Rd. and 1320 Harbor Bay bldg. It is a very high traffic area, crossing pedestrians have been startled or almost hit by passing traffic.
Constitution Ave between Atlantic and Marina Village Parkway, Alameda, California - Alameda
2 campsites on the east side of Constitution Way, adjacent to the sidewalk on the former Beltline Railroad bed. Code violations:
4-1.2 - Littering Unlawful. (Ord. No. 2205 N.S.)
4-1.9 - Shopping Carts. (Ord. No. 2205 N.S.)
4-28.4 - Roaming or Loitering on Streets, Sidewalks, and Other Public Places. (Ord. No. 1648 N.S.; Ord. No. 2816 N.S. § 4)
23-7.2 - Unlawful Camping. (Ord. No. 2716 N.S. § 1)
23-7.3 - Storage of Personal Property in Public Places. (Ord. No. 2716 N.S. § 1)
These campsites appeared after the Sweeney Park was cleared on 7/10-11/2017.
Lincoln Avenue Alameda, CA - Alameda
Hello Alameda City Public Works,
I have been living at the corner of Lincoln Ave and Walnut for the past ten years and have noticed quite the increase in traffic and pedestrian incidents at that intersection in that time. Last night a neighbor was crossing Lincoln and a driver blew through the intersection without stopping for them, hitting their leashed dog, and tragically killing it. I have personally witnessed many fender benders and road rage from drivers speeding and avoiding cross traffic. I have almost been hit in the middle of that intersection so many times, with or without walking my dog, that I have lost count. Walnut is a major pedestrian path for students on their way to the high school and residents walking to and from the Park Street business district. Something needs to be done. I would like to petition the city to do a study on pedestrian and traffic safety at Lincoln and Walnut and how it would impact flow. I would be more than willing to meet with a field agent on site and discuss what I see on any given day. Personally I would like to see the city turn that intersection into a light up crosswalk and have Walnut be a one way street traveling inbound towards the high school, but I understand the costs involved and timelines. Other dreams I have for Lincoln are to make it a one lane in each direction all the way to Webster with a "suicide" lane in the middle (or tree lined median), Willow be one way outbound towards Clement, and a red zone in front of my house to increase traffic visibility from Walnut to on coming Lincoln traffic. Anything to slow down the traffic on will have many positive long term benefits including increased housing values. I just seems like the drive 25 campaign is having little effect on Lincoln Ave. Please let me know what I can do to help get the ball rolling on making that study happen. I fear the worst for that intersection as do many of my neighbors.
(I did a separate SCF for the first paragraph to APD. Gail Carlson, PW)
2015 Grand St Alameda, CA - AlamedaThese Oil storage tanks are rusting badly and are directly across from single family homes. Its curious that the City allowed these homes to be built so close to this industrial petroleum storage facility, as I see children playing very close to this property quite frequently, but can something be done about these eyesores? Aside from the question of maintenance (if Pennzoil maintains the exterior of their tanks like this, what priority do they give for other maintenance and safety protocols?), can the City cite them for being an eyesore (Nuisance Conditions)? The planning department indicated to me that this area has been rezoned as residential and Pennzoil was grandfathered in, but it seems they should be required to maintain their storage tanks properly. Thanks in advance to our City officials for looking into this matter and advising if anything can be done (e.g is there no requirement that they properly maintain and routinely paint these huge, very publicly visible storage tanks?).