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Robert Prinz

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 19,940
  • Other Acknowledged
    338 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612, USA - Lakeside

    One of the middle bike racks at the corral on the NE corner of 14th at Webster St has been run over and bent by a driver.

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  • Other Open
    5623-5649 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Santa Fe

    Plantings along sidewalk in W side of MLK north of 56th Street are overgrown, leaving almost no space to get through and definitely not enough for a wheelchair.

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  • Other Acknowledged
    482 Hardy Street Oakland, CA 94618, USA - Shafter

    The drinking fountain at Hardy/Frog Park near the end of Hardy Street is continuously dripping. Please fix this and help conserve water.

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  • 1424 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612, USA - Downtown

    Attendant at Douglas Parking lot on east side of Franklin south of 14th intentionally placed a stand up sign blocking the bike lane. Two cyclists stopped to move the sign out of the bike lane after which the attendant placed it back in the lane. When I stopped and asked the attendant to keep the bike lane clear he refused, stating that his supervisor Mohammed required him to place it there. The Franklin Street bike lane is already blocked enough by double parkers, construction, glass, and delivery vehicles. Please ensure that parking lot attendants don't add to this with poorly placed signage.

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  • 2101 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94612, USA - Downtown

    Drivers regularly double park in the bike lane on the west side of southbound Webster Street between Grand Ave and 21st Street. Here's three of them in a row from yesterday, and this issue is nearly a daily occurrence.

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  • 2950 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94608, USA - Clawson

    Cars are constantly parked in the bike lane here on northbound Mandela Pkwy north of 29th Street. I'm not sure why this is such a popular spot to park, but it happens even when there are empty curbside parking spaces as shown in this photo from earlier today. Double parking in bike lanes is a huge issue all throughout the city, but this block in particular seems to be a magnet for it.

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  • 13 16th Avenue Oakland, California - East Peralta

    Lots of glass and trash in the northbound bike lane on the 16th Ave overpass between Embarcadero and E 12th Street.

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  • 1749 Ashbury Drive Concord, CA 94520, USA - Concord

    Bicycle racks are needed at the path entrance on the north side of Ellis Lake Park, just past the Keller House parking lot. I regularly see bikes locked to poles or fences around this location.

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  • 2200-2248 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94607, USA - McClymonds

    West-side pedestrian button broken on NE side of W Grand crossing north bound Mandela Pkwy.

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  • 6299 Claremont Avenue Oakland, California - Rockridge

    The traffic signal installed on Claremont Ave at Mystic Street as part of the Safeway grocery project has really degraded the pedestrian experience here. There is now a pedestrian signal controlling people walking on the sidewalk across the Safeway parking lot driveway on the west side of this intersection. This alone is bad enough, but to make matters worse the pedestrian signal defaults to a red hand even when traffic on Claremont has a green light, so anyone on the sidewalk has to push the crossing button here then wait through a full signal phase just to continue walking on the sidewalk, even if there is zero traffic turning into the parking lot.

    My #1 suggestion is just to get rid of the pedestrian signal altogether, as pedestrians should always have priority on the sidewalk over drivers turning into a parking lot.

    At the very least, however, the signal should always default to a white walk beacon, and only change to a red hand when the traffic signal for Claremont Ave is also red. There should be no need for a pedestrian button whatsoever for people crossing the Safeway driveway entrance on foot, and the actuated pedestrian signal should only be used for people who want to cross Claremont Ave.

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  • Other: Signs Acknowledged
    229 Brush Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Old City-Produce And Waterfront

    A stop sign is needed for 3rd Street at Brush Street, making this intersection a 4-way stop. Making a left turn from northbound Brush onto west bound 3rd Street is very tricky and dangerous as cross traffic does not stop and the view to the left is obscured by parked cars. Considering that this is an on-street Bay Trail route used by many bicyclists including families with children, and the fact that 3rd Street gets a lot of semi truck traffic, this stop sign is much needed for safety.

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  • Sidewalk Acknowledged
    236 2nd Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Produce And Waterfront

    Curb ramp needed, NE corner of 2nd and Alice Streets.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    500-598 Jackson Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Produce And Waterfront

    Big pothole in the middle of the northbound, straight through lane o Jackson Street, just south of the intersection with 6th Street. Right in line with where bicyclists normally ride, so please fix ASAP!

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  • 1101-1119 West Macarthur Boulevard Emeryville, California - Emeryville

    The brand new "Stop Here On Red" sign ahead of the crosswalk on northbound San Pablo before W MacArthur was struck and knocked down, and some of the brand new landscaping plants were destroyed.

    This is especially sad to see, considering that this project was intended to improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety at this intersection. Please repair the sign (possibly with a metal post?) and replant the landscaping as soon as possible.

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  • Shattuck Ave And 55th Street Oakland, California - Bushrod

    With the high amount of traffic on Shattuck Ave it is extremely difficult for everyone, but especially bicyclists, to make left turns onto 55th Street in both directions, as since it is a single lane street one has to hang out in the middle of the intersection and hope that the drivers behind see them and yield. Even if a bicyclist is going straight through on Shattuck Ave they still have to look out for drivers illegally swerving into the bike lane to avoid other drivers waiting to make a left turn onto 55th Street.

    Just yesterday a bicyclist was struck and injured by a driver at this very location. I can't say whether or not the collision was due to the lack of a left turn phase, but I can guarantee that there will be more issues if this is not taken care of.

    A dedicated left turn arrow and phase for traffic in both directions on Shattuck Ave turning onto 55th Street would avoid both of these issues, and should have been taken care of when the signal was upgraded just last year. The best signal phasing should be 1) northbound Shattuck Ave traffic heading in all directions (left, straight, and right) 2) southbound Shattuck Ave traffic heading in all directions (left, straight, and right) 3) east and westbound 55th Street traffic heading in all directions. This also means that the signal would go back to a timed phasing instead of actuated for 55th Street, which is fine because the recent change from timed to actuated at this signal has been bad for pedestrian and bicyclist access anyway.

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  • Other: Sewers Archived
    501-599 Jackson Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Produce And Waterfront

    Sewer grate on southbound Jackson Street just before 5th Street has a damaged cross bar, which makes it dangerous for bicyclists who may have a wheel caught. Please fix!

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  • San Francisco Bay Trail Emeryville, California - Emeryville

    As part of the gas station development at the corner of Powell St and Frontage Rd in Emeryville, this "sidewalk" portion of the Bay Trail was reconstructed.

    The previous version looked more like a driveway than a trail and this newly constructed version isn't much better. The stop sign for car traffic exiting the gas station and the bike/ped warning signs help, but it seems that all of the ground-level suggestions I made to the city were disregarded. These included:

    -Green paint on the sidewalk crossing the driveway
    -Bike and/or crosswalk stencils crossing the driveway
    -Speed bumps, raised crosswalks, rumble strips or other tactile feedback for drivers about to cross the trail at this driveway

    Please look into retrofitting this Bay Trail segment with some of the above mentioned treatments, while this project is still fresh in the mind of city staff and the gas station developers.

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  • San Francisco Bay Trail Emeryville, California - Emeryville

    The Bay Trail/bikeway directional sign on the SE corner of Powell St and Frontage Rd in Emeryville was run over and knocked down. Please fix ASAP as this intersection Bay Trail connection is confusing even for cyclists and pedestrians with the sign to help, but much worse with no way finding signage.

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  • Other Open
    5477-5487 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Shafter

    The public telephone kiosk on 55th street just west of Telegraph Ave needs to be removed. There has been no phone here for some time, and the kiosk only serves to clutter the sidewalk.

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  • 5601-5603 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Shafter

    Pedestrian walk signal/button on the NE side of 55th Street at Telegraph is malfunctioning. If the button is pushed to cross Telegraph the audible crossing sound does come on, but the pedestrian signal goes from a red hand straight to a flashing red hand, with no white walk signal ever appearing on the NW side of the street.

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