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5606 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94608, USA - GaskillPlugged sewer main means no toilets for the librarians and surrounding businesses! This needs to be fixed right away!
2219-2399 Wood Street Oakland, California - ClawsonSeveral neighbors have fallen on their bikes on this street, as it still contains embedded tracks parallel to the direction of traffic, and questionably in the middle of the road. There are zero traffic markings, so it becomes double dangerous, as cyclists (or motorists!) must guess the intention of oncoming traffic, as to where they believe the left- and right-hand lanes should be. This road needs decades-since-active rails removed, a resurfacing, and better traffic markings. As this neighborhood grows, Wood Street has great potential to be bike boulevard, connecting Oakland residences to Emeryville (and Oakland) businesses.
42nd Street Underpass Between Telegraph And Martin Luther King Oakland, CA - TemescalTents, trash and dumping
3834 Opal Street Oakland, CA - MosswoodOn the Buddhist Center's Manila Avenue frontage, an old Chronicle vending machine has been sitting there for weeks, and is now covered in graffiti. How complex can it be to remove a piece of junk like this?
High St & International Blvd Oakland, CA - South Kennedy Tract
If anyone's ever tried to take High Street between, say, Maxwell Park or the Laurel to 880 or Alameda during the day, especially about 2-7pm, knows this horrific backup.
Here's the situation: There are two lanes of traffic in each direction, no left turn lanes, no median barrier, no bike lanes, sidewalks abutting lanes of traffic (ie, no room to widen the street). The traffic light is on the simplest cycle imaginable: green for International, green for High, repeat.
When the light turns green for High Street, traffic in the left lane almost invariably wants to turn left, and has to yield to oncoming traffic, blocking the left lane for most of the cycle of the light. Meanwhile, traffic in the right lane has to yield to the high volume of pedestrian traffic in the neighborhood, which can easily block the right lane. It is not uncommon for traffic to only be able to advance a couple of car lengths per green. To make matters worse, few drivers signal their intentions to turn, at best at the last second when it is too late to get out of their lane!
While I don't expect any progress on Oakland driving etiquette, A left turn lane would alleviate a lot of this traffic. Perhaps signs at Courtland and 880 advising through traffic to take SR 77 (42nd Avenue).
Here's my ideal situation for this intersection: approaching International on High (in either direction), there would be, from right to left, a right turn lane, a through traffic lane, a left turn lane, and the opposing through traffic lane, coupled with signalized left turns, in all four directions (there is already a left turn lane on International, but no separate signal phase). This geometry involves some slight weaving in the intersection, but only about as much as there currently is at High and Foothill. Of course, it means that technically, this would create a bottleneck as two lanes in each direction merge into only one, but one lane that actually moves would be a remarkable improvement over none!
I have to drive this stretch of road multiple times a day, and I just can't believe how long this dysfunctional intersection has remained unchanged. Thank you!
1025 West Macarthur Boulevard Emeryville California - LongfellowThe potholes were filled in by CalTrans but they came right back. I just drove through there yesterday and slowed down to 20 MPH to avoid another accident. There is a serious recurring problem that is spread out all under the overpass in both directions. There are about 8 potholes of different sizes. This needs a permanent solution or at least post a sign that says ''rough road'' and a 20 MPH recommended speed.
5025 Lawton Ave Oakland Ca 94609 Usa - TemescalThe crosswalk on 51st St. and Lawton Avenue is the only marked pedestrian crossing on 51st St. between Broadway and Telegraph Avenue (aside from the stoplight at 51st/Shafter). There is regular pedestrian traffic crossing 51st at this location, due in part to students and families walking to Emerson Elementary, but cars rarely stop for pedestrians. When cars do stop, drivers behind them are often not expecting them to stop, and either stop rapidly or swerve into the other lane and keep going - creating additional hazard for pedestrians. Full crosswalk striping and "pedestrian crossing" signage would greatly reduce the perils of crossing 51st St. in this high-traffic location.
3929 Opal Oakland, California - MosswoodFrequent if not constant blockage of sidewalk at this address by motorcycle with California plate 20R9699.
Beach Street Oakland, CA - Prescott Oakland PointThis is a large pile of trash including several cow heads and other animal parts, not only is this ugly trash it's a health hazzard. please make this a top priority for clean up. and have street cleaners scrub the road when the trash is removed.
5201 West St NW corner of 52nd Street and West Streets, Oakland, CA - Santa FeStreet Light has been out at the NW corner of 52nd Street & West Street, in front of 802 52nd St. Helen McGregor Park at the NE corner of the same intersection has been the location of much crime. Also within 100 feet on both West and also on 52nd Streets are known to OPD drug houses. Please make this street light a priority, for the sake of reducing crime. This intersection is also close to Children's Hospital, and patrons and employees of the Hospital park near this intersection. Please correct this safety issue.
1362 Chatham Road Oakland, CA - GlenviewChatham Rd is the onramp to 580 West in this area. Chatham is a failed road. It is full of potholes. Many potholes are filled, but the road is still in extremely bad shape. It is dangerous for bicycles. This section will damage car tires.
2215 Park Blvd Oakland, CA - Cleveland HeightsSpeed Limit Solar Sign ► Open
2215 Park Blvd
This 25 MPH solar Speed Limit Sign has not been working for at least over a year. Report has been made before but nothing has been done.
This Speed Limit Sign is critical for the neighborhood because speeding vehicles are happening everyday.
Elementary School crossing is a block and half away.
Some go as fast ad 40-50 MPH.