Rather than ticketing people walking and biking, the city must accelerate efforts to build complete streets — a more effective and fair way to improve safety for all.
The Berkeley City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a two-year budget that focuses on public safety, housing affordability, sustainability and diversity, according to the mayor.
Rather than functioning as an alternative route for Interstate 80, San Pablo needs to serve the people who live, work, shop and go to school in our community.
The City Council just adopted a five-year paving plan that will allocate $47.81 million to pave the streets. Unfortunately, that is not enough to seriously address the problem. The city should spend more.
Berkeley police handled at least 13 crashes in March that resulted in injuries to pedestrians or cyclists, according to preliminary data obtained by Berkeleyside. The number has fallen for the second month in a row.
A hit-and-run driver struck 75-year-old Julian Curran, who grew up in Berkeley, while he biked on Fulton Street and Ashby Avenue in March.
City officials and cycling and pedestrian advocates gathered to discuss solutions after a number of automobile collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians caused concern in January and February.
A 74-year-old Berkeley cyclist was sent to the hospital after a driver hit him and fled the scene Saturday afternoon.
The city of Berkeley is in negotiations over who will pay for the labor to replace streetlights systemwide due to elevated failure rates observed over the past year, Berkeleyside has learned.
The women are now in rehab after a devastating crash in January, according to a new update on their conditions.
Berkeley had at least 30 injury crashes involving pedestrians or cyclists in January, according to data released this week.
Berkeley's Public Works Department has come up with various options for a redesign of Milvia Street, from Hearst Avenue to Blake Street, to make it safer for bicyclists and others traveling through downtown.