Farid Javandel’s departure came amid a lengthy city investigation into how the Transportation Division, which he led, handled the Hopkins Street bike lane project.
Hopkins Street bike lane project delayed by staffing, safety concerns
Fueled by what officials have characterized as a staffing crisis in Berkeley’s Public Works Department, the Hopkins Street bike lane project presentation has been postponed indefinitely.
Malian musician grows gourds into string instruments in Northwest Berkeley community garden
Mamadou Sidibe has been growing gourds into n’gonis — a type of hunter’s harp he popularized in Mali back in the 1980s — in the Karl Linn Community Garden on Hopkins Street.
How did the Hopkins Street bike lane project turn into a ‘culture war’?
The heated debate seems to be colored by broader disagreements over what kind of city Berkeley should be.
Advocates push to extend planned Hopkins bike lanes, sparking another fierce debate
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.
Berkeley sticks with plan for Hopkins bike lanes
But it’s not yet clear whether the long-running debate over the North Berkeley street is finished.
City Council to reconsider controversial plan for Hopkins Street bike lanes
City staff didn’t share estimates showing the project would require the removal of 60 parking spaces before a key vote last spring.
New bike lanes coming to Hopkins Street despite some neighbors’ objections
Some of the area’s residents and merchants vehemently opposed plans for new bike lanes that will require the removal of parking spaces.
Hopkins Street bike lane plan seeks middle ground for contentious project
A new proposal would add protections for cyclists and pedestrians, while keeping most of the parking in front of businesses.
Parking vs. bike lanes: Berkeley’s Hopkins Street faces a stark choice
One plan would replace much of the corridor’s parking with protected bike lanes. Another would keep parking, but leave bicyclists vulnerable.
Should there be bike lanes on Hopkins Street? What will that do to parking?
The city of Berkeley is soliciting ideas on how to make Hopkins Street available to all, but the process has not been smooth.
This beauty salon is a safe space for the East Bay’s Muslim women
At Nefertiti Beauty, modest women can access salon hair services and imported clothes and goods all in one, woman-owned, women-only space.