Monday, November 15, 2010

Motorists see red, go anyway

Fresh evidence that motorists who sense that a bicyclist or pedestrian green will let them (illegally) proceed on a red-for-motorists.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Podcast: Transportation Commission 6/17/10: Hillegass/Ashby signal

Audio from the June 17, 2010 Berkeley Transportation Commission meeting: Angled parking on North Shattuck Avenue; Caldecott 4th Bore settlement fund projects. (2:52:29 stereo recording, 315MB) Listen. (Originally posted at Berkeley Public Transit blog)

Commission discusses ranking of various projects to mitigate the effects of the Caldecott 4th Bore, including a bike/pedestrian signal at Hillegass and Ashby.

Helpful time stamps for Hillegass neighborhood discussion (in hours:minutes:seconds):

1:10:00 - Caldecott 4th Bore settlement item discussion: public comment
1:25:00 - Presentation by Ann Smulka, Fourth Bore Coalition co-chair and Transportation Commission member
1:32:00 - Definition of "hawk light" by Farid Javandel, Transportation Commission secretary and Manager of City of Berkeley's Transportation Division
1:39:00 - Reference to this road sign.
2:30:00 - End of Caldecott 4th Bore item for this meeting.

CENA's final list of proposed 4th Bore mitigations, distributed and discussed at this meeting.

Next meeting will be in July 2010.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Podcast: Transportation Commission 10/29/09

Audio from the October 29, 2009 Berkeley Transportation Commission meeting: Update on Process Timeline of Berkeley's Locally Preferred Alternative for Bus Rapid Transit; Quiet Zone Feasibility Stody & Follow-Up Discussion and Recommendation; Water Emergency Transit Association (WETA) presentation on Ferry Terminal; Discussion re Commission on Disability Recommendations on vertical Deflection Devices; Ashby/Highway 13 Corridor Projects (3:33:27, 195 MB) Listen.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Podcast: Willard Neighborhood Association BRT meeting 9/24/09

Discussion about Berkeley city staff's Locally Preferred Alternative for Bus Rapid Transit on Telegraph Avenue, at a meeting hosted by the Willard Neighborhood Association along with Le Conte, Claremont-Elmwood, Halcyon and Bateman neighborhoods, held on September 24, 2009 at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California. Listen. (1:57:23, 107MB)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Signs of the times

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Podcast: Transportation Commission 5/21/09

Audio from the May 21, 2009 Berkeley Transportation Commission meeting: Audio from last week's Transportation Commission meeting: Workshop on Ashby/Highway 13 Transportation Mitigation Projects (2:10:34, 120 MB) Listen. (Originally posted at Berkeley Public Transit blog)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Recording of Ashby/Hillegass meeting 6/30/2005

I actually published this meeting back in 2005 on, but never blogged about it here. This is the meeting on 6/30/05 where then-Transportation Manager Peter Hillier described the issues at Ashby and Hillegass, and how the city intended to work through them. As we enter another period of negotiation between Caltrans, the city and the neighborhood, this is an important audio recording of what has come before. Listen.