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Robert Prinz

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 13,065
  • 6000 Horton Street Emeryville, California - Emeryville

    Delivery trucks and private car drivers continue to park at the red curb and block the bike lane on N-bound Horton St north of 59th Street, despite the fact that a yellow loading zone was provided just east of there on 59th Street.

    Obstructed bike lanes are a big issue for this entire portion of Horton Street, from 53rd all the way north to 62nd. If the Emeryville PD has some extra time on their hands they could make a small fortune by just hanging out here and ticketing every driver that comes through and parks.

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  • Market And 55th Oakland, California - Santa Fe

    The traffic signal for E and W bound 55th Street at Market St is still not detecting bicycles waiting in the bike lane, and not serving them a green light unless motor vehicles are also present (as of today at 2:45pm).

    This issue was reported previously and marked as fixed (https://en-us.seeclickfix.com/issues/1053830), but was archived before I was able to test it out and determine that the problem is still unresolved. Here is the text from the previous report:

    The traffic signal for east and west-bound traffic on 55th Street at Market Street is not picking up bicycles. This was reported before (http://seeclickfix.com/issues/798878), listed as fixed, but continues to be a problem. The issues are summarized as follows:

    1) Bicycles appear to be picked up by the traffic signal when they are in the middle of the travel lane, and not in the bike lane. However, when a bicycle is in the bike lane with no other traffic present, or on the line between the bike lane and the travel lane, the light never turns green. Ideally the light should pick up a bicycle no matter where they are in the street (hugging the curb, in the bike lane, in the travel lane, in the crosswalk, ahead of the crosswalk, etc).

    2) When this signal detects traffic on one side of 55th Street but not the other, only that side of the intersection gets a green light. There is no reason why the signal should be configured as such, as it not only makes it harder for a bicyclist to cross when the signal does not recognize them, but it also prevents bikes and cars from crossing if they arrive at the signal even just a second after the light changes on the other side. Pleas change this so that both sides of the street always get a green at the same time.

    Do NOT mark this issue as resolved until all of the above requests have been accomplished. If the above is not possible then I recommend reverting this signal back to a "dumb", timed phasing so that all road users can be guaranteed a green light, 100% of the time, regardless of light and weather conditions.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    5161 Shafter Avenue Oakland, CA 94618, USA - Shafter

    Pothole on S-bound Shafter between Avon and Cavour, right outside 5161 Shafter Ave. This pothole is right on the line of bicycle traffic on a designated bike route and needs to be fixed ASAP.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    5153 Shafter Avenue Oakland, CA 94618, USA - Shafter

    Pothole on N-bound Shafter between Avon and Cavour, right outside 5160 Shafter Ave. This pothole is right on the line of bicycle traffic on a designated bike route and needs to be fixed ASAP.

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  • Test report Acknowledged
    495 Embarcadero W Oakland, California - Old City-Produce And Waterfront

    Test report

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  • 3482 Broadway Oakland, California - Oakland Ave-Harrison St

    The pedestrian crossing refuge islands for the new Kaiser building along broadway north of Hwy 580 do not have pedestrian buttons built into them. As such, if a pedestrian makes it halfway across the intersection before the light turns green and they take refuge in the refuge island, are they just stuck there until someone on the other side of the street hits the walk button?

    The photo provided shows the refuge island on Broadway directly in front of the parking garage exit, but most of the other new refuge islands associated with this project have the same issue.

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  • Market And 55th Oakland, California - Santa Fe

    The traffic signal for east and west-bound traffic on 55th Street at Market Street is not picking up bicycles. This was reported before (http://seeclickfix.com/issues/798878), listed as fixed, but continues to be a problem. The issues are summarized as follows:

    1) Bicycles appear to be picked up by the traffic signal when they are in the middle of the travel lane, and not in the bike lane. However, when a bicycle is in the bike lane with no other traffic present, or on the line between the bike lane and the travel lane, the light never turns green. Ideally the light should pick up a bicycle no matter where they are in the street (hugging the curb, in the bike lane, in the travel lane, in the crosswalk, ahead of the crosswalk, etc).

    2) When this signal detects traffic on one side of 55th Street but not the other, only that side of the intersection gets a green light. There is no reason why the signal should be configured as such, as it not only makes it harder for a bicyclist to cross when the signal does not recognize them, but it also prevents bikes and cars from crossing if they arrive at the signal even just a second after the light changes on the other side. Pleas change this so that both sides of the street always get a green at the same time.

    Do NOT mark this issue as resolved until all of the above requests have been accomplished. If the above is not possible then I recommend reverting this signal back to a "dumb", timed phasing so that all road users can be guaranteed a green light, 100% of the time, regardless of light and weather conditions.

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  • Contra Costa Canal Trail Walnut Creek, CA 94598, USA - Walnut Creek

    The pedestrian button for the Contra Costa Canal Trail as it crosses Bancroft Rd westbound in Walnut Creek is not working. The button for the eastbound crossing is fine, and the traffic signal responds within seconds.

    Please fix this issue right away as this is a very high volume bike/ped crossing.

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  • Sunshine Drive And Meadow Lane Concord, California - Concord

    The traffic signal for SW-bound traffic on Sunshine Drive at Meadow Lane does not appear to detect bicycles. I sat through several signal phases while on by bike today, right on top of the loop detector, and never got a green until a car finally pulled up behind me. Since both Sunshine Drive and Meadow Lane are bikeways it is very important that the signal detect bikes, so please have the loop detector recalibrated. Thanks!

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  • 629 55th Street Oakland, CA 94608, USA - Bushrod

    This truck, license plate #7M25274, has been double parked blocking the bike lane on E bound 55th west of Shattuck for over two days. Beyond that, this truck is regularly parked at this location for shorter spans of time. Please ticket/tow this vehicle, and do regular enforcement along 55th St to ensure that the bike lanes remain clear and safe to use.

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  • Lake Merritt Boulevard Oakland, California - Civic Center

    A bicycle stencil should have been painted in the bike lane on east-bound Lake Merritt Blvd after the intersection with the Kaiser Center entrance, when the street was striped originally. Please have this error corrected and paint the bike stencil.

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  • Grizzly Peak Blvd And Centennial Dr Oakland, CA - Panoramic Hill

    The stop line for west-bound Grizzly Peak Blvd was never repainted for the stop sign at Centennial Dr when the road was repaved in 2013. Please send the contractor back to paint the stop line and finish this job, thanks!

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  • Other Acknowledged
    3050 Broadway Oakland Ca - Oakland Ave-Harrison St

    This curb cut should be painted red, as it no longer leads to a driveway (used to be 3050 Broadway). Now cars are parked here instead, blocking the view of the crosswalk and causing a safety issue for pedestrians. Please paint this curb cut red and then ticket anyone who continues to park here.

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  • Shattuck Ave And 55th St Oakland, CA - Bushrod

    Drivers heading both north and south on Shattuck Ave around 55th Street regularly merge into the bike lane to pass cars ahead of them that are waiting for a break in traffic to make a left turn onto a side street. This is not only illegal, but also very dangerous for bicyclists as they may have a driver merge unexpectedly into their lane with little or no warning, often at a non-intersection location.

    Solutions for this issue might include 1) adding left turn arrows for both sides of Shattuck Ave at 55th, then changing the signal phasing so that north and south bound traffic here have their own phases, 2) prohibiting left turns at this and/or other intersections along Shattuck, or 3) sending out law enforcement to write tickets to any drivers who merge into the bike lane to pass other cars

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  • 4400 Shellmound Street Emeryville, California - Emeryville

    The traffic signal at the IKEA exit in Emeryville (directly across from the Bay Bridge trail entrance) does not pick up bicycles. I have waited on several different occasions with my bike right on top of the sensor behind the crosswalk at this intersection and never get a green light to make a left turn onto Shellmound Street until a car pulls up behind me. Please fix this.

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  • Tree Issue Archived
    1236-1298 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94702, USA - Berkeley

    Bushes blocking bike blvd wayfinding sign on E bound Channing just before Bonar.

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  • 5700-5740 Horton Street Emeryville, CA 94608, USA - Emeryville

    The pavement in the bike lane on N bound Horton St from Haruff to just past the Powell St underpass was torn up by some recent utility work then replaced rather poorly. If this work is not yet finished please make sure the pavement is smoothed and the bike lanes and stencils are replaced before the work is closed out. If the job is already finished please send the utility crews back to repave and repaint.

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  • 5858 Horton Street Emeryville, CA 94608, USA - Emeryville

    This dumpster on N bound Horton St in Emeryville is regularly placed squarely in the bike lane, forcing cyclists to merge into traffic as soon as they emerge from the dark Powell St underpass back into the sunlight. Please inform the property owner that blocking the bike lane is neither legal nor safe.

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  • Other Acknowledged
    900-948 3rd Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Acorn-Acorn Industrial

    It looks like there was some sewer or other utility work done on northbound 3rd St at Myrtle in Oakland, but the pavement patch put in afterward is very uneven and the bicycle lane lines were never replaced. Since this is a highly used bike route shared with truck traffic it could potentially cause a crash that would end very badly for the cyclist. Please send the utility crew who was responsible for this back to smooth the pavement and repaint the bike lane lines (very thick paint needed due to truck traffic).

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  • E 12th St And Lake Merritt Blvd Oakland, CA - Merritt

    The bicycle lane stencil for SE-bound E 12th Street just past Lake Merritt Blvd appears to never have been painted. A bicycle lane stencil is supposed to be used in a bike lane after every intersection.

    The stencil for the bike lane in the opposing direction of E 12th Street was painted correctly.

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