Before Wilma Chan, Alameda’s supervisor, died prematurely, city traffic officials slammed the intersection of Grand Street Shoreline Drive.High injury intersection.. “
It is based on the number and severity of accidents from 2009 to 2018.
Last month, on November 3, Alameda police say the driver beat Chan to death at an intersection while walking his dog. Earlier, they believed that Chan was crossing Shoreline Drive, and the driver who hit her said he was driving Shoreline Drive east.
The next day, from the SKY7 chopper, ABC7 News I-Team observed vehicles, including US Postal Service trucks, blowing off the stop sign.
The intersection was already part of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan.
In 2015, Alameda added parking-protected bicycle lanes and reduced the number of shoreline drive car lanes.
After Mr. Chan’s death, public works, transportation planning, mayor’s office, and police station staff gathered to see the intersection.
Lisa Foster, senior transportation coordinator at Alameda, says there is room for further improvement.
“It’s one of the places where we can improve the intersection because it doesn’t have the most noticeable pedestrian crossing markings,” Foster said.
“We are also considering restructuring the road a bit to eliminate the left turn pocket and adjust the road a bit better,” Foster continues.
However, it is unclear when these improvements will be made. Alameda previously ranked the corridor as “Tier 3” or “Yellow”. This means that the city considers it one of the “lowest risk” of the High Injury Corridor.
“High-injury corridor maps provide an important way to prioritize our efforts, but that’s not the only way,” Foster said.
The city council may also have some opinions. They will vote on Tuesday night whether to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan.
“I think we need to do something more and accelerate the pace of doing these things,” said Marilyn Ezy Ashcraft, Mayor of Alameda.
The Alameda Police Department has told I-Team that it is still investigating the case, awaiting forensic evidence and a final report from the coroner’s office.
Meanwhile, an event honoring Chan is planned for Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Oakland Museum of California Gardens on 1000 Oak Street in Oakland.
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