Northside neighborhood in Berkeley
1673 Oxford Street Berkeley, California - BerkeleyRoad surface has wide gaps, grooves, depressions, and voids creating significant hazards for bicyclists on Oxford between Cedar and Hearst. Hazards are in the direct path of bikes between car lane and parking lane. The hazards are significant also because Oxford has bicycle lane sin both directions south of Hearst
1620 Spruce Street Berkeley, CA 94709, USA - BerkeleyNeighbor refuses to clear sidewalk for safe pedestrian passage on public property.
1717 Euclid Ave Berkeley, CA - BerkeleyThere is a large bush on the southeast corner of Euclid and Virginia that completely blocks the view of pedestrians crossing the street at this intersection. Pedestrians have no way of seeing the oncoming traffic on Euclid before stepping out into the middle of the street. It's only a matter of time before somebody gets hit and injured or killed here.
Le Roy Btwn Virginia And Le Conte Berkeley, California - Berkeley
Hill side of Le Roy is already pooling between Virginia and Ridge Road
One storm drain on Le Roy below new passthrough intersection drain apparently filled with construction debris from curb work. If so, this is construction company's liability, and as they likely have numerous sites, they should be accountable at all sites.
Much more troubling is that the intersection underpass design of the curb drainage at Le Roy and Le Conte is very inapprooriate for a rainy, hilly urban area that already requires frequent repaving.
Doing this across from one of the best engineering schools in the world is just aaking for trouble. This causes non~drainage dangers to pedestrians and drivers as well as destroys habitat and shortens built environmentblife cycle. I am curious as to how soon the storm drain managers intend to adopt workarounds at the street level rather than ensure proper drainage underground.
The other solution is to destroy most of the built environment to eliminate built environment runoff completely. This is essentially what the new design will do, very slowly, and with casualties.
Storm drain work in downtown Berkeley stopped a month ago at the same time I made a complaint to Cof B compliance office related to contractors use of toxic fuming materials。 Proper drainage system should not be an either/or choice between toxic exposure and poorly designed street level workarounds。
As Berkeley and Oakland are both experiencing increased built environment, the opportunity to do things effectively presents itself as does the longg term (public borne) cost of doing things inadequately.
1632 Spruce Street Berkeley, CA 94709, USA - BerkeleyNeighbors have been asked to cut their plants back from public sidewalk and refuse.
1627-1699 Spruce Street Berkeley, CA 94709, USA - Berkeleydangerous pothole in turn on high traffic bike route. this pothole is right where bikes exit the turn from Virginia onto spruce and is going to cause a crash.
2200 Virginia Street Berkeley, California - BerkeleyLarge Potholes and breaks in pavement creating extreme hazards for bicyclists.
1656 Oxford St Berkeley, CA 94709, USA - Berkeleycouch and mattress illegally dumped in front of apartment building
2400 Hearst Ave Berkeley, CA - BerkeleyThere is no sidewalk on the south side of Hearst Avenue, between LeConte and Euclid. The north side of the street is too steep for many pedestrians (especially elderly/disabled), and people parking on the south side have to dodge traffic walking to and from Euclid.