“Pause and Reset” the Hopkins street Corridor Traffic Study

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Tim Plowman
3 weeks ago
This is a solution in search of a problem. The adjacent bicycle corridor on Monterey Ave gets very little use. What is the city expecting - build it and they will come? They appear to have already tried that. This makes zero sense.

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Laurel Bellon
Apr 26, 2021
I've been shopping on Hopkins Street since 1972. I live in a car dependent area, really have no choice but to drive. I am now a senior with physical limitations. Taking public transportation would be an inefficient way of getting there. I would be unable to shop in an area that has been very special to me for fifty years.

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Katherine Kunhiraman
Apr 22, 2021
In the good old days I rode my bicycle all over Berkeley, before any bike lanes existed. Now I am old, and if I can't park in front of a shop, I just have to drive back home. Monterey Market area has many very unique shops that I visit frequently, and this proposal would kill them and me!

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Lori Levit
Apr 21, 2021
A 50% reduction in parking is simply crazy

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Karen Day
Apr 21, 2021
I would be unable to shop at these businesses , which I go to at least twice a week , without parking .
I am retired , live in Kensington , and the distance is just to far away without a car . The elimination of parking in Berkeley , first at the BART stations and now on Hopkins , is making the Berkeley area almost hostile towards seniors who were hoping to age in place in homes that we have lived in for decades . Very sad .

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Richard Mallory
Apr 18, 2021
We already have bicycle lanes painted going down Hopkins. We need parking, and safety for bicycles. This needs to be looked at carefully. Perhaps slow the traffic down to 20mph, or do something to keep traffic
speeds at less that 26 mph. Additionally, cars need to come to a full stop
at the stop signs, and pay attention to the cross walks.
Reducing parking is not a good option -- it will hurt the merchants and their customers, and excess cars will spill over into the neighborhoods.

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Robert Bock
Apr 17, 2021
Hopkins Street has been in dire need of road repair for many years and common sense safety measures like more visible bike lanes and crosswalks will improve road safety for pedestrians and cycles. However, removing all of the parking near the stores will have a devastating effect on the stores along the Hopkins Street corridor, making them inaccessible to many who are older, have small children, etc. Please open up this process to broader community involvement to consider factors like these, while still moving forward with the very long-overdue street repairs.

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Anne Smith
Apr 17, 2021
I am 87 years old. There is not always parking in the Monterey parking lot even with street parking. If you took street parking away, I would not be able to shop at Monterey Market or Magninis.

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Virginia Brothers
Apr 17, 2021
I am 73 years old and love being able to drive to the Monterey Hopkins area to shop at so many great small shops. I wouldn’t be able to do this if street parking was removed. Please consider the needs of seniors and the merchants before making any decisions

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Geoff Archer
Apr 17, 2021
I bike over here often for haircuts. Apart from the cruddy road surface it’s fine as is.

Shopping at Monterey mkt means driving and that means circling the block and adding to the traffic.