More than a third of nearly 1,200 votes in Berkeleyside’s non-scientific poll of worst paved streets in Berkeley went to one street. And, yes, we have video.
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Worst street in Berkeley? You tell us. Plus: The latest paving plan map
Many Berkeley streets are in disrepair, bumpy and deteriorating. Which street do you think is the worst? And don’t miss the map to show which streets are in the queue for repaving.
Berkeley won’t pave any streets in 2018; pavement continues to deteriorate
The city put out its requests for bids to repave streets so late in 2018 that it either got no bids or ones that came in way over the projected cost. Which street is the worst paved? Take our reader poll.
As Berkeley calls next meeting on traffic circles, community role still uncertain
More than two months after a neighborhood outcry over the fate of trees and plants in Berkeley’s traffic circles, the city has not yet decided what role neighbors may play in tending them in the future.
After early stumble, city pledges to work with neighbors on traffic circle safety
In response to a significant community outcry, the city has taken a step back from a plan to remove “any and all trees” from the 60 or so traffic circles in Berkeley.
After 24 years keeping city accountable, Berkeley auditor Ann-Marie Hogan to retire
Highly regarded by her peers, Hogan has done hundreds of audits, all aimed at making Berkeley city government function better. Her plans now include picking up jazz singing again.
Berkeley city worker dies in garbage truck accident
Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died Monday after he was hit by a city garbage truck while on his trash collection route. Photo: Tolliver family Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died Monday after he was hit by a city garbage truck while on his trash collection route. […]
Workshop: Get ready for El Niño storms
Experts are predicting the possibility of heavy El Niño storms this winter, which may well bring floods, downed trees, heavy winds and damage to power lines to Berkeley.
Staff: Measure M has Berkeley streets in better shape
“Microsurfacing” on Durant Avenue this year has made for a smoother ride. Photo: City of Berkeley “Microsurfacing” on Durant Avenue this year has made for a smoother ride. Photo: City of Berkeley With the help of Measure M, the city of Berkeley is making strides to repair street conditions and add innovative “green infrastructure” projects around […]
Berkeley to repave 11 miles of streets by October
Map shows the streets and parts of streets that are slated to be repaved this summer. Click to see complete map. Image: Google Maps The city of Berkeley is set to repave 11 miles of about 40 streets this summer. The extensive project is part of an uptick in roadwork that is moving at more than twice the normal rate, according to […]
Berkeley may double Public Works budget, as $16 million repair backlog looms
The city has been working on a plan to address repairs at many facilities. Photo: City of Berkeley The city has been working on a plan to address repairs at many facilities. Photo: City of Berkeley Later this year, the Berkeley City Council will consider whether to more than double the public works department budget to help […]
Floods, outages keep Berkeley busy as storm hits
Flooding closed Ashby Avenue early Thursday evening. Authorities say it may be open by midnight. Photo: Jennifer Lazo Berkeley city workers handled more than 100 requests related to flooding, and more than 30 calls for tree-related issues, Thursday during a large storm that has been sweeping the Bay Area, authorities said. City spokesman Matthai Chakko said […]