Many Berkeley residents want traffic calming on their streets, but changes are slow as the city struggles with vacancies in its transportation office.
Two projects by the city and Caltrans aim to improve pedestrian safety and curb ramps along the busy streets.
City officials have been raising concern for months about the backlog of projects in the short-staffed division. Now its leader is out amid an investigation into the office.
The pedestrian signal was installed at Virginia Street and San Pablo Avenue last fall. Two people were hit by drivers and injured as it sat dark.
Campbell showed bicyclists how to organize to make streets safer for everyone. And he made advocacy fun.
Caltrans installed a crossing signal earlier this year at the intersection where the crash happened, but hasn’t activated it.
Several cities across the country are rethinking right on red amid an increase in serious traffic crashes.
A creative, compassionate Buddhist, Young was an expert in chronic pain and formed a nonprofit for veterans with traumatic brain injuries.
Friends, neighbors and safe street advocates gathered to commemorate the Marine veteran who lost both legs in Vietnam and his life in downtown Berkeley.
William Evans, 72, was hit at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Bancroft Way late Thursday morning.
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.