The city's three-year, $100M paving plan prioritized 69th Ave. between San Leandro St. and International Blvd./E. 14th St. for repaving beginning in 2020. After a summer 2017 collision resulting in the death of a person bicycling and the injury of a second person bicycling, we met with residents, community leaders and representatives from the MLK Jr Library, Lions Creek Crossings and schools to shape the design of the paving project.
- Pavement quality is poor
- People avoid bicycling on 69th Ave. because of the pavement quality
- Crosswalks are difficult to see
- Vehicles use 69th Ave. as a cut-through street to access BART and arenas
- Vehicle speeding makes street feel unsafe for people walking
- 69th Ave. is hard to cross as a pedestrian
- School pickup and drop-off is confusing
- Street is poorly lit
- Sidewalks lack curb ramps so people with strollers or in wheelchairs use the street
In response to what we heard, we propose the following improvements in 2020-2021, unless otherwise indicated:
- Fresh pavement and pavement markings on 69th Ave. between San Leandro St. and International Blvd./E. 14th St.
- ADA-accessible curb ramps at all intersections
- High-visibility crosswalks
- Red painted curbs/parking restrictions at crosswalks to improve visibility
- New and more evenly spacing speed humps to keep traffic traveling at the posted speed limit
- 25 pedestrian-scale light fixtures
We also studied a gateway treatment at International/E 14th St, raised crosswalks, traffic circles, pedestrian refuge islands, additional stop signs and painted curb bulbs.