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Robert Prinz

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 20,595
  • 5312 Horton Street Emeryville, CA 94608, USA - Emeryville

    The east sidewalk along Horton St south of Stanford has been closed for construction for what feels like years, but there is no indication as to when or if it will be reopened anytime soon. No work seems to be happening that warrants a sidewalk closure, as it is currently 100% clear but still fenced off.

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  • 1475 Powell Street Emeryville, CA 94608, USA - Emeryville

    PG&E roadway work on northbound Horton Street north of Haruff has a temporary metal cover in the bike lane, but the edges of the cover are sharp with no asphalt ramp to soften the transition. Could be very hazardous to bicyclists and/or cause flats, so please fix.

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  • 801-805 59th Street Oakland, CA 94608, USA - Santa Fe

    The traffic signal for eastbound 59th St at MLK does not pick up bicycles. I sat with my bike right on top of the detector stencil for over 5 minutes and never got a green until I pushed the ped button. The signal on the opposite side of MLK did pick up my bike.

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  • Other Issues Acknowledged
    San Francisco Bay Trail Spur Berkeley, CA 94720, USA - Berkeley

    This tiny stop sign for traffic exiting the Sea Breeze Cafe parking lot onto University Ave does not make it clear that this is a trail crossing and not just a driveway. A larger stop sign, stop letters on the pavement, a yellow bike/ped trail xing sign, as well as green paint and bike stencils across the driveway would all be good treatments here.

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  • Other Issues Acknowledged
    San Francisco Bay Trail Berkeley, CA 94720, USA - Berkeley

    Extensive safety upgrades are needed for the very busy Bay Trail crossing of University Ave in Berkeley. The crosswalk needs to be repainted, and higher viz markings with bike stencils and green paint would be appropriate here as well. The stop markings for drivers on all sides of the intersection also need to be redone. Lastly, the visibility between southbound path users about to cross University and car traffic is terrible due to the large bushes obscuring the view at the NW corner of the intersection. These bushes need to be removed entirely and the path should be reoriented across that location to meet the crosswalk straight on.

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  • Other Issues Acknowledged
    San Francisco Bay Trail Berkeley, CA 94720, USA - Berkeley

    The northbound Berkeley side of the Bay Trail, north of Emeryville all the way up to Golden Gate Fields, is very overgrown with bushes and plants covering as much as half the path in some places. Extensive maintenance is needed along this whole stretch, both to clear the path as well as to install curbs to make sure it doesn't just grow over again.

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  • 486 40th Street Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Temescal

    One car parked blocking curb ramp (CA plate 4YUK733) and another one right behind it parked in red zone (CO plate 476 OFQ), westbound 40th St at Clarke. Illegal parking here is a regular occurrence, and makes using this already tricky crosswalk even more dangerous.

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  • 1720 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612, USA - Downtown

    There are always many trucks and cars blocking the bike lane on Franklin Street, especially between 15th and 20th Streets. This photo taken today shows 5 cars and trucks blocking the Franklin bike lane south of 19th. It was so bad I couldn't use the bike lane at all north of 15th all the way to 20th. This has been reported many times before but nothing ever seems to happen. Please get some officers out throughout downtown to write some tickets and help keep our bike lanes open for bicyclists to use.

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  • 6299 Claremont Avenue Oakland, California - Rockridge

    The new traffic signal for Claremont Ave at Mystic Street is set up very badly for pedestrians walking on the west side of Claremont. The Safeway project added a walk signal controlling pedestrian access on the sidewalk across the grocery driveway at this location, but even when Claremont car traffic has a green light the pedestrian signal allowing people to continue on the sidewalk doesn't provide a walk beacon until someone presses the button and then waits through a full signal phase.

    Please change this pedestrian signal so that is defaults to a white walk beacon all the time, only turning to a red "don't walk" when the light for drivers exiting the Safeway driveway turns green.

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  • 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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