Farid Javandel sustained a sprained wrist but was otherwise largely OK: “I got up and walked away from it. I feel pretty fortunate in that regard.”
John Carothers died doing what he loved: riding his bicycle on a sunny day, enjoying a beautiful October afternoon in the Bay Area.
Bystanders called for help and administered CPR until first responders arrived.
A project to make a dangerous, highly trafficked stretch of Milvia Street safer for cyclists is expected to wrap up in January.
The city is exploring two options — a median or flashing lights — to allow people on California Street, which is a “bike boulevard,” to safely cross Dwight Way.
The city said the unauthorized course would be removed, but demolition has been postponed at Councilmember Susan Wengraf’s request.
A series of armed robberies has unnerved bike riders along popular scenic East Bay roads.
The city of Berkeley is soliciting ideas on how to make Hopkins Street available to all, but the process has not been smooth.
This makes the fourth reported armed robbery of a bike in the hills in recent weeks, in addition to at least one other attempted armed robbery.
“Our community needs to be made aware,” said a cyclist who asked to remain anonymous because the investigation is underway.
In another ironic twist, the collision happened on one of the “Healthy Streets” Berkeley has set aside for walkers and bicyclists.
Earlier this week, Berkeley police ticketed dozens of drivers who blew through crosswalks where pedestrians were trying to walk, the department reports.