Blogging Bayport Alameda

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year!

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

Happy 2020 everyone.

And what better way to start a new year than the City opening a section of the RAMP Cross Alameda Trail.   I don’t think the whole section of RAMP is open (it’s really hard to want to venture anywhere on the first Sunday of the month) but the section near the donut shop and in front of New and the Boys and Girls Club is definitely open.

It looks really nice anyway, it’s elevated a lot above the street level which I’m not sure is for safety reasons or for sea level rise (maybe both) but it’s an awesome addition to that streetscape because previously there was no protected bike lane on RAMP.

Anyway speaking of protected bike lanes, the City of Alameda has set up a online map where you can tag intersections where you feel unsafe as a pedestrian or biker.

The locations pinned by other users so far is a sobering look at how many problematic intersections there are in Alameda:

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5 Comments »

  1. Just gonna holler that Bay Farm has lots of problematic areas too, even if they’re not included in that image above.

    Comment by Angela — January 6, 2020 @ 8:20 am

    • You do understand the map photo above is a screenshot yes? If you click through using the supplied link, you will find bay farm on there with a few red dots. You don’t have to holler,…but you do have to use your noodle.

      Comment by Donald — January 6, 2020 @ 10:13 am

      • Thank you captain-missed-my-point

        Comment by Angela — January 9, 2020 @ 7:31 am

  2. The first portion of the new trail from Main to Webster opened from Main to Poggi on January 2. The remaining portion from Poggi to Webster is anticipated to open by mid/late January. The final finish grading for the new trail and landscaped areas in this segment is almost complete, and most of the new bicycle and pedestrian trails have been paved and striped. The remaining work will be focused on completing the fine grading, pathway striping, paver installation, and improved concrete curb ramps at 5th, West Campus, and Webster. The new trail will consist of concrete walkways, decomposed granite, and asphalt paving. New concrete construction work – new sidewalks and curb ramps – will be complete this month. The City will attempt to schedule the work to minimize impacts to adjacent residents, schools, and businesses. Other activities include installing the new plantings, irrigation systems, and site furnishings – such as benches & bike lockers; this work has begun and will be complete in January.

    Since December, our contractor has been actively working on the “Gap” area from Webster to Constitution Way. This includes concrete walkways, electrical, traffic signal and roadway reconstruction, and striping improvements. All improvements in this area are anticipated to be complete (weather dependent) by mid-February.

    Comment by Sarah Henry — January 6, 2020 @ 12:48 pm

  3. At least there is an end in sight. I think originally it was supposed to be done a couple of years ago and then it was supposed to be done in October. Things move slowly in Alameda.

    Comment by Jake — January 7, 2020 @ 10:02 am


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