Project Update (February 12, 2013):
Aleida Andrino-Chavez (City of Albany’s Transportation Planner) provided us with this photo (sent by Ana Bernardes in Public Works who is overseeing the construction of the project). Please note the new, improved curb-cuts at Buchanan/Pierce where the new cycling ramp / plaza meets the street. Kudos to the City staff for making this happen!
- new curb-cut with wider access to the ramp will accomodate cyclists and pedestrians traveling in opposite directions
(This original posting – below – was February 11, 2013)
The construction for the new plaza access to/from the Buchanan Street Pedestrian and Bicycle bridge is underway and the curb-cuts at Pierce Street have now been completed. Here are some photos showing the ongoing construction. The good news is that you no longer need to detour Pierce-Johnson-Cleveland-Buchanan Spur just to get onto the pedestrian/bike bridge. The less-good news is that those nasty bollards will still be around until at least when the new plaza construction and Buchanan bike-path segments have been completed. Here are some photos i took this morning on my way to/from the Albany Bulb.
Let us know what improvements you think would be good.
(following photo and text below added by Amy Smolens:)
After seeing Sherie’s photos I took one of the new curb cuts at the Ohlone Greenway and Gilman in Berkeley, one of the sections under construction for earthquake retrofitting. Note here that the curbcuts have SEVEN sections, vs one on Buchanan.
This is more like what we need!
Thanks – Amy