The city of Berkeley is hard at work on a range of paving projects around the city. Last week, Berkeleyside asked the city for a list and has put them on a map.
The 10 worst streets in Berkeley (with one very clear winner)
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.
‘Funding gap’ reported as $21M in Berkeley T1 projects proceed
The city of Berkeley expects to spend more than $20 million in the next year on a range of ambitious infrastructure projects funded by Measure T1, a $100 million bond that won landslide support from voters in 2016.
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.
North Berkeley Senior Center set to close for construction in January
Renovations, which includes a major seismic retrofit, are expected to take 12-18 months.
Public process on Berkeley pier set to start in January
Community members may be able to weigh in on the future of the Berkeley pier as soon as January, city staff reports.
Neighbors frustrated by Grove Park construction delays
Originally slated for completion in November 2016, the renovations are now expected to wrap up in December, according to the city.
Opinion: Five sad truths about Measure T1 and why Berkeley should care
Politicians sold the $100M infrastructure bond as one that would incorporate public input and be used for the most critical of projects. Neither of those things is happening.
Berkeley makes safety improvements to The Alameda-Hopkins intersection
Berkeley made some improvements, with more to come, to the intersection of The Alameda and Hopkins Street. Drivers have slowed down, making it safer for pedestrians.
The Lowdown: Council on police grants, budget, infrastructure, more
Don’t miss our guide to May 16 council highlights: federal funding and an armored van for police that’s been disputed by activists, infrastructure updates, the Library Board, more.
Opinion: Berkeley should only fund infrastructure projects that have a higher return than their borrowing costs.
Just because interest rates are low doesn’t mean Berkeley should borrow $100M for T1. The city should only fund projects that have a higher return than its borrowing costs.