Berkeley transportation planners don’t just look at the flow of cars on streets anymore. They try to consider the needs of people, bicyclists, and wheelchair users too.
The city of Berkeley is soliciting ideas on how to make Hopkins Street available to all, but the process has not been smooth.
Using over-sized scissors, Berkeley officials on Friday opened a model ‘Complete Streets’ project that should make cyclists, drivers, transit-users and pedestrians very happy.
Wonder where rival bike, e-bike and scooter companies are? Berkeley’s requirements make operating tougher than in other cities.
Despite clear qualms, the Berkeley City Council said yes Tuesday to a staff proposal to bring shared electric scooters to Berkeley in 2019.
As of this week, police say they still don’t know what caused the May 11 collision, which killed two people.
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.
Berkeley made some improvements, with more to come, to the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street. Drivers have slowed down, making it safer for pedestrians.
A fully rebuilt parking garage with access on Center and Addison streets is set to reopen by early September, and is stacked with sustainable features, city staff said Tuesday.