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Robert Prinz

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 14,880
  • Pothole Acknowledged
    5215 Genoa Street Oakland, CA 94608, USA - Santa Fe

    Large sinkhole/dip in pavement on S bound Genoa St between 53rd and 52nd Streets, right in the line of bicycle traffic. Please fix!

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    4412 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Temescal

    Large pothole on N bound Webster St between 44th and 45th Streets, right in the line of bicycle traffic. Please fix!

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  • 3566-3732 Hollis Street Oakland, California - Clawson

    Smashed computer monitor in the bike lane on northbound Hollis Street in the Hwy 580 underpass. The darkness of the underpass combined with the large computer monitor and broken glass all add up to a very hazardous situation. Please clean up ASAP, thanks!

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  • Other Acknowledged
    5301-5367 Shattuck Avenue Oakland, CA 94609, USA - Shafter

    Lots of broken glass in bike lane on southbound Shattuck Ave between 54th and 53rd Streets.

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  • Other Issues Acknowledged
    3226 King Street Berkeley, CA 94703, USA - South Berkeley

    A utility crew cut and patched this piece of pavement on south bound King St after Harmon St, but they neglected to repaint the bike boulevard stencil. Please send them back to this location to finish the job.

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  • Other Issues Acknowledged
    3226 King Street Berkeley, CA 94703, USA - South Berkeley

    The pavement was cut into here for some utility work and nicely resurfaced, but the bike boulevard stencil was not repainted. Please send the utility crew back to this location to have them finish the job, and remind them that street paint always needs to be replaced before they close out a project.

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  • 2287-2299 Tunnel Road Oakland, California - Hiller Highlands

    Tunnel Rd is a very popular route for bicyclists, and while most drivers are very courteous some still insist on passing while in a blind curve, with no idea as to whether and oncoming traffic is right around the corner. Just yesterday the driver of a large dump truck barreled past me a high speed into the oncoming lane, and was very lucky that nobody came around the corner at the same time.

    The rangers at Mt. Diablo State Park are dealing with this same issue by putting out "Do Not Pass On Blind Curves" signs (more info at http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_23880559/danger-mt-diablo-new-messages-aim-stop-bike), and this sounds like a reasonable reminder for Tunnel Rd as well as other curvy bike routes in the Oakland hills.

    The issue is most significant in the uphill direction where there is the largest speed differential, and so I suggest a sign at this specific location on Tunnel Rd, although many other locations would also be appropriate.

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  • Parking Enforcement Acknowledged
    3100 Mandela Parkway Oakland, CA 94608, USA - Clawson

    Car in the N-bound bike lane outside of 3100 Mandela Pkwy. There are multiple open parking spots on the same block, no excuse. There are cars parked here constantly, and I just passed two more in the bike lane south of here, again with open curbside parking spots within 100 feet. Please enforce and help keep the bike lanes clear for bikes.

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  • Parking Enforcement Acknowledged
    1616 Franklin Street Oakland, California - Downtown

    Can Oakland Police PLEASE do something about the rampant double-parking in the bike lanes that happens along all of Franklin and Webster Streets every day, from 21st Street all the way south to 14th Street (and beyond, not in a bike lane).

    This photo just south of Franklin and 17th shows three cars all parked in the bike lane next to each other (with a 4th that pulled away as soon as I took out my camera). The USPS truck right behind them all is trying to do the right thing by stopping in one of the three other travel lanes, instead of the single bike lane. Alas, this effort to be thoughtful is stymied by all of the other double parkers ahead of them, causing cyclists to have to move two lanes over in order to pass this mess.

    I know that the only thing that will realistically keep drivers out of the bike lane are physically-separated facilities, but until then can OPD at least ticket the heck out of the people who park illegally on every block here, every day? It's getting to the point where there are so many double parkers that I spend more time outside of the bike lane and in it.

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  • Other: Signs Archived
    5301 Claremont Avenue Oakland, CA 94618, USA - Shafter

    Ped/bike crossing warning sign missing on S-bound Claremont Ave just N of Cavour St. The pole and sign are stashed behind the bushes in front of the Columbo Club at this location.

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  • 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 Archived
    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 Archived
    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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