Re: [Ebbc-Talk] Cyclist killed this weekend in collision at intersection of 53rd/Market/Adeline Streets in North Oakland
Correction, the collision was at 57th/Market/Adline, not
53rd/Market/Adline as stated previously.
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 5:09 PM, prinzrob <ebbc-talk-noreply@...> wrote:
> Here is a link to the story:
are few details so
> far, but the cyclist's name was reported, Suzette McGrand-Benakki.
> of the circumstances it is very sad, and my condolences go out to anyone in
> the community who knew her. The three-road intersection at
> 53rd/Market/Adeline was already a known problem area, as there is traffic
> coming from many different directions and both Market and Adeline are
> biking routes. Market Street is already striped with bike lanes and
> through this area but is still dangerous for cyclists, with another
> fatality last year just a couple blocks away at Market and 52nd. While I am
> not aware of any pending plans for improvements on Market or 53rd, Adeline
> Street from the Emeryville border around 53rd Street north to about 61st
> Street has been targeted by the city of Oakland for bikeway improvements in
> the near future, most likely mimicking the road diet and bike lanes
> implemented on the Emeryville side to the south. If at all possible, the
> biking community should use this as an opportunity to push for an improved
> and simplified intersection at 53rd/Market/Adeline as part of that project.
> Otherwise, it is likely that we will see even more tragedies like this one