SafeTREC has released the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Strategies for UC Berkeley Campus and Periphery (PDF), a report that suggests the start of a two-way cycle track around the UC Berkeley campus, amongst other good improvements for bicycling and walking. We think it is a good idea-in fact, we first suggested it!
The two-way cycle track proposed in the SafeTREC Report are for these segments around the periphery of campus:
- Oxford Street: from Bancroft Way to Hearst
- Bancroft Way: from Oxford up to Dana
- Bancroft Way: Telegraph Ave up to Barrows Lane
- Bancroft Way: Bowditch to the path between tennis courts and gymnasium
Parking can be maintained around the cycle track by removing a lane of traffic, which will also significantly increase pedestrian safety for people crossing the streets with a cycle track.
that would be awesome!! (also, bancroft way is where a screw got into my rear tire. so any repaving and improvements would be great.)