Work has begun to reconfigure the dangerous downtown area around the intersection of Shattuck and University into a friendlier thoroughfare for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
A march by activists who hope to stop development at People's Park turned violent Tuesday when a driver ran over a bicycle and a homeless man, according to police and community reports.
There have been at least 11 injury crashes involving vehicles and pedestrians in Berkeley so far this month, authorities report. Police released brief narratives of each one.
In the past week, five pedestrians have been struck by cars and seriously injured. Berkeley must step up the pace of its efforts to make its street safer.
Another pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a head injury Monday night after being struck by a driver in North Berkeley, authorities report.
A 69-year-old woman walking Friday night near North Berkeley BART was hit by a vehicle and left with serious injuries, authorities report. A 60-year-man was seriously injured in the same area the night before.
Berkeley School Board President Judy Appel and wife Alison Bernstein remain in the intensive care unit Sunday, after they were hit by a car while walking.
The Berkeley School Board president and her wife were struck by a car while walking in Berkeley just after midnight Friday and are in critical condition at a local hospital, according to police and community members.
More than two months after a neighborhood outcry over the fate of trees and plants in Berkeley's traffic circles, the city has not yet decided what role neighbors may play in tending them in the future.
Berkeley is revising its Pedestrian Plan. It should reset signals to give pedestrians a Walk signal automatically when the traffic light turns green, without pressing a button.
The man is recovering from moderate injuries this week after a driver struck him in a crosswalk on Telegraph Avenue on Saturday night, police report.
A pedestrian in his mid-60s was taken to the hospital with severe injuries after a crash just north of the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday evening, authorities report.