Since CalTrans is actively looking at the intersection at Stargell and Webster to make that crossing safer to access the remnant parcel, I thought I would put problem out there and perhaps someone will look at this problem given that they are already doing some work there.
So here is the intersection. The road in front of you is coming out of the Tube from Oakland. There is a cross walk but it’s on the other side of the street. That crosswalk is triggered when a pedestrian button is pushed. Right now, there are a number of people who cross of this side of the street, the non crosswalk side because they are trying to access that median that separates the northbound traffic from the southbound traffic.
It is, as you can guess, super dangerous and usually happens in the morning because it appears that folks are going to work at the commercial building here, it’s the red building between the trees on the left:
The “safest” way to access that parcel on foot is to swing all the way up Stargell and going almost all the way around Mariner Square Loop. Essentially way too far for anyone to consider. So therefore, you get people making the dangerous decision to cross Webster and walk the median up to the building.
I don’t know what can be done, but given that the southbound traffic, coming out of the tube, is stopped anyway every time the light is triggered on Stargell, building in a crosswalk for that tiny stretch would go a long way toward pedestrian safety.