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.
The heated debate seems to be colored by broader disagreements over what kind of city Berkeley should be.
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.
City staff didn’t share estimates showing the project would require the removal of 60 parking spaces before a key vote last spring.
Police said they have flagged the driver’s license for a priority review from the DMV.
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.