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Berkeley hit-and-run raises concerns for safety

University Avenue overpass looking west Monday, July 15, at approximately 1 p.m. Photo: Tracey Taylor By Camille Baptista Update, July 17: The pedestrian killed was identified by the Alameda County Coroner’s office as John Patrick Miller, 46. No residence was provided. He died of “extensive blunt trauma.” Update, 9:25 p.m. The man killed in the suspected hit-and-run incident […]

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What’s the rationale behind Berkeley walk signal sounds?

Audible walk signal sounds can help orient disabled pedestrians in a variety of ways. Photo: morethanreal In response to an earlier Ask Berkeleyside post about walk signals in Berkeley aimed to help the disabled, one reader asked a follow-up question about signal sounds, or the lack thereof: “I’m curious about the sound supplements to the buttons. Most […]

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Neighbors demand safer streets in Berkeley’s District 4

District 4, City of Berkeley (Click to view larger). Image: City of Berkeley More than 40 residents in one of Berkeley’s busiest districts came together last week to voice their frustration about traffic issues on their neighborhood streets. Constant cut-throughs, shrugged-off stop signs, overgrown round-abouts and high speeds were among the concerns shared at a […]