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Watching issues created after: 2009-08-13

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  • 1240 South Loop Road Alameda, CA - Alameda
    request 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.
  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 2101 Shore Line Drive Alameda California - Alameda
    Please install flashing pedestrian lights across Shore Line Drive at the South Shore Center intersection, west of the Post Office. A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by an SUV here. People need to safely get to the beach from the shopping center.
  • Maitland Drive Alameda, California - Alameda
    Maitland Drive from Island to Harbor Bay Parkways is so dangerous. AC Transit buses, cars, commercial trucks barrel through this street at least 40 plus miles per hour if not more. The long blocks encourage drivers to drive faster. I am requesting that the City of Alameda install speed lumps and proper bike lanes like on Bayview in Alameda to physically slow down traffic. They have marked bike lanes, cross walks, and speed lumps. Let this street serve as a great example for other Alamedians. Let Alameda serve as a great example for the rest of the community and to other neighboring cities for the safety of their streets.
    I lived on this street for many years and have seen traffic increase on this street with more people moving here and commuting via Bart or Ferry. I have gone to City Hall in Alameda -7 years ago in fact- regarding speed to no avail. They conducted their 2-week study only to find that this did not warrant any safety measures on this street. That it was okay for people to travel 15-25 miles over the speed limit and the other 20% for them to travel 35 miles over the speed limit.
    I've seen kids playing, school children walking, a family of bikers, seniors walking, and dog walkers and vehicles do not slow down. Every time I put the recycle bins and garbage out or attempt to get into my car, a speeding car comes inches from me without even slowing down. Typically they are not people who live on this street but people passing through in a hurry like a freeway. Think of a freeway and then think of Maitland Drive. There are no proper marked bike lanes, one pedestrian cross walk, no 25mph sign anywhere along Maitland except on the far end, no digital feedback machines like on Fernside, the roads are old and crusty, and of course no speed lumps. Police rarely enforce the speed on Maitland and in fact, I rarely see them on Maitland. The animal control officer that I spoke to a few times here couldn't believe how fast cars were speeding down this street. She told me to contact the traffic patrol officer but no one called me back from that department.
    I've lost 10 pets due to the vehicles hitting them and also seen car accidents due to speed. I am afraid that one day it will take a loss of a human life for the City of Alameda to do anything to make our street safer. It's unfortunate but sometimes this is the only way to install any safety measures.
    Every day I see AC Transit buses, trucks, and vehicles speed through because nothing is stopping them. So frustrating. I contact Public works almost daily to have something done but this is probably not the best place to start so I will start on this website.
  • 1017-1099 Oak Street Alameda, CA - Alameda
    Resident is requesting the installation of all-way stop signs. She said that the visibility for the EB approach is difficult.
  • 912-916 Delmar Ave Alameda 94501 United States - Alameda
    Massive flooding and standing water over public sidewalk. Flooding is causing land subsidence which is damaging the public sidewalk by causing it to sink, crack and break. Flooding is also creating a breeding habitat for mosquitoes effecting citizens in the neighborhood and citizens who walk along the sidewalk. Issue needs to be addressed immediately before damage and the public health issues continue or get worse.
  • 2015 Grand St Alameda, CA - Alameda
    These 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?).
  • 2200-2276 Powell St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    There's a nasty looking growth in the lagoon this year. (Algae?)
  • 601-699 Eagle Avenue Alameda, CA - Alameda
    Request to remove two parking spaces on the NW corner of Webster at Eagle to improve visibility.
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    1500 Webster St Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    This patio built out by the restaurant and the power pole are too close together. Seeing how this patio is built out onto the right of way it should have gone through the encroachment permit process or something similar. Was this work completed without city approval?
  • Webster Street And Willie Stargell Alameda, California - Alameda
    There is a homeless fort along webster street road structure. And the fort is gaining in size