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Open Issues: 1,341 Closed Issues: 39,468 Acknowledged Issues: 1,616
Watching issues created after: 2009-08-13

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  • 420-490 Grand Street Alameda, CA - Alameda
    Various requests to improve area from Alameda County SR2S. These numbers correspond to a pdf.
    1a. Grand St. Restripe bike lanes
    1b. Grand St. Request to stripe bike buffer
    4. Grand St. Trim overgrown vegetation in median.
    5. Grand St, midblock crossing. Install RRFB and yield markings
    6a. Grand/Otis. Install high visibility crosswalks and stop bars.
    6b. Grand/Otis. Install lead pedestrian interval.
    7. Grand/Sandcreek. Replace in-roadway lights with RRFB, install curb extensions, install median refuge.
    8. Grand/Shore Line. Install signage, advanced stop bar, and 2-stage turn box.
  • Webster And Atlantic Alameda, California - Alameda

    Please see issue re: traffic enforcement.

    As Sgt DeRespini correctly states, this is an issue with Planning. Can the Planning Dept request the organizers of the Antiques Faire to hire officers in order to ensure there is no gridlock?

    West End residents are tired of being subjected to this hassles every month for the past several years. How much longer do we have to put up with this nuisance?

  • 1600 Park Street Alameda, California - Alameda

    I wish to report an extremely unsafe hazard that caused me bodily injury and could have caused even more severe injury or death.On the night of Wednesday, May 18 at approximately 11 pm, I was biking in Alameda. I turned right from Lincoln heading NE on Park Street towards the Park St. Bridge. There were no cars parked along Park and I rode on the right hand side, near the sidewalk to be safe from traffic. I had a front and rear light and was wearing a helmet. Suddenly, my front wheel hit a curb – completely detached from the side walk and with no visible signs, markers, reflectors or any thing to make it visible to a cyclist. I flew over my handle bars, hit the back right side of my head, my back right shoulder and rolled over having done a complete flip onto the curb-median. Though I am bruised and beat up, with pain in my AC joint, head, neck, and shoulder, I did not break anything (I went to the doctor and got x-rays), and I will recover. My bicycle was totaled (bent rim, shattered front fork, bent frame and I broke my helmet).

    This curb is invisible at night. As the attached photo shows, it also has extremely low visibility in broad day light. I was not the first to hit this obstruction. At Alameda Bicycle, the staff there said they have heard of the same thing happening to others. I am certain I won’t be the last to hit this.

    I am shocked that the city would place a curb with absolutely no visibility in the middle of a through fare for traffic and cyclists. I respectfully request, for the safety of both cyclists and vehicles, that you immediately remove this extreme hazard.

    I am also curious, what possible reason can there be for putting this obstruction there?
    Ron Silberstein
    2201 San Jose Ave.

  • Street Signs Archived
    801 Haight Avenue Alameda, CA - Alameda
    Resident is requesting markings of pedestrian crosswalk and paddles to be placed on 8th between 700/800 block of Haight Ave. due to high traffic area.
  • 700-712 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, California - Alameda
    Well, you guys fixed these lights and they worked for a while, but now once again, the pedestrian walk signals are screwed up. They constantly go through a pedestrian countdown 24/7, even when pedestrians aren't around. Several times they are stuck, prompting me to actually get out of my car, walk over to the pedestrian walk button, where I press it, just so the light will change and I can then proceed with my vehicle! You DID have it fixed really great, where the lights were on sensor and changed the signal when a car approached, unless a pedestrian had actually pressed the button to walk. But now, it just goes on pedestrian walk 24/7, which is really annoying. Please fix. thanks!
  • Graffiti Archived
    333 Lancaster St Oakland, California - South Kennedy Tract
    Stop your dysgraphic fascism, asshat.
  • Otis And Grand - Alameda
    A left turn signal is needed at the intersection of Otis and Grand. I witnessed yet another near miss of a left turn driver vs. pedestrian this morning at the intersection of Otis and Grand. Drivers trying to turn left at this intersection will often attempt to "beat" the oncoming traffic and it puts pedestrians in danger. So many students and young athletes cross this intersection. A left turn signal is needed.
  • Stop Signs Needed Acknowledged
    1449-1499 9th Street Alameda, California - Alameda
    How many people need to be run over (or nearly run over) at this intersection near Maya Lin School before the city takes action? I personally have almost been hit multiple times in the past 3 years with a group of small children while crossing in the crosswalk. Even with the crossing guard in the mornings and afternoons, there are cars that run through the intersection when pedestrians are in the crosswalk. Early action by the city will certain prevent lawsuits in the future.
  • 2300 Encinal Ave alameda, California - Alameda

    On the Oak St side of the Kobe-Ya Restaurant, there is liquid run-off from the garbage of the business. This leakage smells like a mixture of rotting fish and rotting flesh. It leaks onto the sidewalk on Oak street. In the Autumn, there is a tree on that sidewalk and when the leaves fall and cover the garbage juice, it ferments and the smell is nauseating. I live nearby and lately, when I open my window that is down the street, the smell is so strong that it permeates through my house.

    This has been going on for many years now (3 that I have noticed) and every year, around the hotter months, the garbage smell gets worse and worse. I have tried to contact the owners about it but I have gotten no response back.

    Perhaps a solution would be for them to either double-bag their garbage or to regularly clean out the dumpster. I cannot stress enough how disgusting this smell is. Even walking past the garbage dumping area is nauseating.

  • 516 Central Avenue Alameda, California - Alameda

    For the second time in as many months, some jogging event has left dozens of non-biodegradable stickers all along the path of their event. The plastic stickers have the name printed on them.

    They stick on the ground for weeks, and sometimes won't even peel off. (See photo for residue of an orange sticker from last month.)

    Whoever is putting these down should be held responsible for cleaning up their mess.

  • Park St And San Antonio Ave Alameda, California - Alameda
    The sidewalks on Park St are so filthy I am on the point of buying a pressure washer, talking to the clean water worker in PW, and cleaning them myself. Please see issue no. 3652781, in response to which PW Admin Gail helpfully explained that Public Works does not clean sidewalks, these two business district get tax assessments for that and are supposed to do it, or if not, it is up to the resident. The city should withhold some funds from each of these business districts, and have the sidewalks cleaned, because the business districts appear to be spending their money on salaries and such, and not performing this basic task. Or the assessment should be lowered so the businesses can clean their own sidewalks.
  • Permits Archived
    2163 Encinal Ave Alameda, CA 94501, USA - Alameda
    Resident at this address runs an illegal recycling business out of the rear of the residence. There has been a constant pile of cardboard and metal scrap in excess of approx. 30'x30' and six feet high for years.