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Posted inCrime & Safety

Hundreds of bike crashes near UC Berkeley over 5 years

A ghost bike marks the spot where Shlomo Bentin died cycling in Berkeley. Photo: Zusha Elinson/Bay Citizen By Zusha Elinson / Bay Citizen  Shlomo Bentin, a world-renown neuropsychologist, bought a bicycle last summer to commute to UC Berkeley from his home two miles away. An expert on facial recognition, the 65-year-old Israeli was on a one-year research sabbatical at […]

Posted inCrime & Safety

Berkeley’s rocky relationship between paving and bikes

Cyclists crossing Sacramento near the North Berkeley BART station. Photo: Nancy Rubin When Israeli neuroscientist Shlomo Bentin died after a bicycle accident last Friday, many of the commenters on Berkeleyside were convinced they knew the culprit: the poor state of the pavement on Bancroft Way. “The pavement quality going down Bancroft is in absolutely atrocious […]