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Posted inCity

AC Transit rolls back Line 51 changes after pushback

Citing budgetary and scheduling constraints, along with a desire to listen to community concerns, AC Transit has removed most of the “controversial” items from its proposal to improve service on the Line 51 bus route in Berkeley. “I think it’s safe to say it contains a lot less potentially controversial items than previously,” AC Transit representative Robert […]

Posted inCrime

Sign added near site of fatal Berkeley hit-and-run

A sign has been installed on a median next to the University Avenue overpass the day after a 46-year old man, identified Wednesday as John Patrick Miller, was killed there in a suspected hit-and-run incident. The sign prohibits pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorbikes from using the bridge, and directs walkers to use the pedestrian bridge (although without providing […]

Posted inCrime

Berkeley hit-and-run raises concerns for safety

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 was a 46-year-old homeless man, according to the Alameda Country Coroner’s Bureau, reported on Monday night by […]

Posted inCommunity

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 […]

Posted inCity, Community, Crime & Safety

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 […]