Near sites such as the Oakland Museum, Lake Merritt, some BART stations, and the Grand Lake Farmer's Market, you'll see midblock crosswalks. Midblock crosswalks make it more convenient for people to reach their destination by eliminating extra walking to a street corner.
An incident in Martinez this week stresses the importance of pedestrian safety.
Pokemon Go has gotten as much, if not more, attention than the presidential race this month. Since Pokemon Company released the free app on July 6, Google Play alone has seen more than 100,000 downloads.
The mild spring weather (and spring-like winter weather, actually) makes walking and biking downtown even more attractive. Enjoy the fresh air, save a little gas, and fit in a few extra minutes of exercise before and after work, to run errands, or when meeting friends. But before you hit the city streets, be sure you know the rules of the road. If you decide to bike, also make sure you have a few skills mastered before you share the streets with cars. Here are just a few techniques and tips to keep yourself and others safe in the city.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to serious injuries, even death when walking on or alongside any street traveled by cars. Most of the time, the driver claims not to see the pedestrian in time. In order to ensure pedestrian safety at intersections, a city needs to essentially hit the driver with a wet towel as they approach a crosswalk or other avenue where driver and walker cross paths. To accomplish this, cities need to get assertive and creative in their design.