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.
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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.
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.
Driver, 78, who hit couple outside police station also struck woman in crosswalk days earlier
Police said they have flagged the driver’s license for a priority review from the DMV.
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.