The changes are part of ongoing talks to create a new plaza and hundreds of housing units at Ashby BART, while restoring the heart of South Berkeley.
City staff didn’t share estimates showing the project would require the removal of 60 parking spaces before a key vote last spring.
Neither the woman nor her son suffered major injuries and the driver stayed at the scene afterward, police said.
Organizers of the monthly rides — which often traverse Oakland and Berkeley — say it’s just another example of aggressive behavior by people behind the wheel.
According to BPD, 145 people sustained moderate or serious injuries in 141 crashes in 2021 involving cyclists or pedestrians. Five others died.
The woman spent four days in the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital.
The woman is still alive but BPD has called out its Fatal Accident Investigation Team.
Police spent about two hours at two locations on MLK. Officers contacted 36 drivers, some of whom were able to escape with warnings.
Police said they have flagged the driver’s license for a priority review from the DMV.
The woman, 74, and man, 76, sustained head injuries when they were struck, police said.
Some of the area’s residents and merchants vehemently opposed plans for new bike lanes that will require the removal of parking spaces.
A new proposal would add protections for cyclists and pedestrians, while keeping most of the parking in front of businesses.