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Robert Prinz

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 18,625
  • 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 Acknowledged
    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 Acknowledged
    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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  • 3132 East 12th Street Oakland, CA 94601, USA - Hawthorne

    The bicycle lane on the southbound, straight through lane of E 12th St before Fruitvale Ave is full of debris and needs to be swept.

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  • Other Open
    Fruitvale Bart Station Oakland, CA 94601, USA - Fruitvale Station

    Lots of feces on the ground around the BikeLink lockers east of the Fruitvale BART station parking garage.

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  • 1121-1149 West Macarthur Boulevard Emeryville, CA 94608, USA - Emeryville

    W bound W MacArthur at Emery/Peralta. Moved my bike around to many different spot & even laid it down but never got a green light.

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  • 2801 Port Chicago Highway Concord, CA 94520, USA - Concord

    Pedestrian "don't walk" signal not coming on for south bound Port Chicago Hwy at N 6th St (SE corner). Walk signal works but don't walk signal not displaying.

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  • 2455 Grant Street Concord, CA 94520, USA - Concord

    Left turn from Grant St onto High School Ave, traffic signal does not detect bikes. I sat right on top of the loop detector through two phases and never got a green arrow.

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  • 4145 Broadway Oakland, CA 94611, USA - North Oakland

    Semis and food trucks are regularly parked in this red zone on Broadway just south of the intersection with Ridgeway Ave. This is extremely dangerous as it blocks the view of the crosswalk from traffic on south bound Broadway. Please enforce this red zone!

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  • 348 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Old City-Produce And Waterfront

    The "stop" letters for west bound Embarcadero W before Webster St are after the stop line, instead of before the stop line as is the typical standard. Because of this many drivers roll through without stopping behind the crosswalk, which is made particularly dangerous due to the poor visibility to the right. Please reorient the stop sign/ stop lines/stop letters at this intersection!

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    701 Rand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610, USA - Lakeshore

    Large pothole on Cheney Ave at Rand Ave.

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  • 1940 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94612, USA - Lakeside

    Debris in bike lane, south bound Webster St north of 19th St. Left over from construction contractor? Please clean

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    343 63rd Street Oakland, CA 94618, USA - Fairview Park

    Pothole on west bound 63rd St before Hillegass.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    3810 Broadway Oakland, CA 94611, USA - Piedmont Avenue

    Concrete apron on the right side of north bound Broadway south of 38th St is badly broken, causing a danger to bicyclists trying to stay to the right of this shared-lane street. Moreover, the segment of northbound Broadway between W MacArthur and 38th Street is very hazardous to bicyclists, as the right hand lane is too wide and encourages drivers to "squeeze" past instead of simply changing lanes. There is also no clear "merge" zone between the bike lane areas and the shared lane areas. Please fix!

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  • Pothole Closed
    717 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Old City-Produce And Waterfront

    Depression in pavement on south bound Washington Street between 8th and 7 th, and in line with bicycle traffic.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    717 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607, USA - Old City-Produce And Waterfront

    Pothole on south bound Washington St just south of 8th and in line with bicycle traffic.

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  • Pothole Acknowledged
    60 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94612, USA - Waverly

    Pothole on east bound Grand Ave, just east of Webster St and in line with bicycle traffic. Looks like this area might already be identified for a pavement patch but the markings have faded so please don't miss it!

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