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The Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex

Nancy Humphrey, a soccer mom who drives to the Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex in West Berkeley several times a week, acknowledges that the fields have been a boon to local athletes since they opened in 2008.

But access to the complex is via the “insanely dangerous” Gilman/I-80 interchange, she writes in an Opinionator piece published today — which is difficult enough for vehicles to navigate safely, and is essentially impassable by foot or on a bike.

Humphrey argues that the fields, named after a mayor who is known for his “green” values and policies, should be served by public transportation.

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