Blogging Bayport Alameda

July 13, 2021

Blast from the past: Central editorials

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

Sometimes letters to the editor and editorials are really helpful to understand the larger context of what has happened previously. According to the first LTE below, the City of Alameda was very reactive when it came to pedestrian safety.  Traffic lights were installed in reaction to pedestrian fatalities rather than actively try to plan for pedestrian safety.   We’ve gotten slightly better at trying to actively figure out which are our intersections that potentially create the most conflict but it, still, usually takes a fatality to make something happen.  This stretch of Central is scheduled for a road diet which was opposed by some members of the sitting City Council but it’s been problem for pedestrians for decades now.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks Lauren for these articles. It looks like this area of town has been tackling this issue for awhile. The Central Ave Safety Improvement Project is not expected to start construction until late 2022 — but it’s clear there are other areas on the West End that needs to be addressed as well.

    https://www.alamedaca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building-and-Transportation/Transportation/Central-Avenue

    I think it’s important that we all stay engaged and push the city to address these issues.

    Comment by Karen Bey — July 13, 2021 @ 11:02 am

  2. Wow, was that the Joe King? I miss his columns.

    Comment by 1jamesr1 — July 13, 2021 @ 11:12 am


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