This makes the fourth reported armed robbery of a bike in the hills in recent weeks, in addition to at least one other attempted armed robbery.
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
In another ironic twist, the collision happened on one of the “Healthy Streets” Berkeley has set aside for walkers and bicyclists.
Earlier this week, Berkeley police ticketed dozens of drivers who blew through crosswalks where pedestrians were trying to walk, the department reports.
About 2 miles of Berkeley streets will be barricaded off on one side to slow traffic and encourage walking and bicycling.
The cyclist who reportedly struck a female pedestrian waiting at a Berkeley stoplight earlier this month, causing serious injuries to himself and the woman, may not ever recover from the crash, authorities said Tuesday.
As of Monday, the cyclist and pedestrian — a 60-year-old Berkeley woman — were still in the ICU, BPD said.
In recent weeks, Berkeleyside has been crunching the numbers for 11 months of injury-crash data from the Berkeley police. We’ve created interactive maps and pulled out highlights. Dive into the data.
The Berkeley City Council put many minds at ease Tuesday night by voting to allow existing trees and some vegetation to remain in place in traffic circles around town.
Cyclists may eventually be able to roll through stop signs if there is no other traffic nearby.
A driver charged with fleeing the scene after hitting a 69-year-old man on his bicycle in North Berkeley in mid-September changed her not guilty plea to a no-contest plea Wednesday in an Alameda County courtroom.
A cyclist was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after being struck by a driver in downtown Berkeley, authorities report.