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Trying out new ways to document safety issues on streets

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One recent Saturday I took a casual ride via the Skyline route from SF to San Mateo. This is a route I often take during non-shelter-in-place times to make the "long commute" from Sausalito to Mountain View with SF2G. I used the opportunity to photo document some bicycle safety issues on the route (mostly debris and overgrown vegetation into the shoulder). I used rough guide: cataloging issues where more than 1/2 the shoulder is unavailable for some reason.
Caltrans has jurisdiction for the roads where I was cataloging issues. I know that they have an online submission form, but I have come across a few issues with this approach:You have input a specific geolocation for each issues, and I had over 20 issues to reportThere is no embedded way to add photosI have historically not had much success having issues resolved through this tool. It sometimes feels like a black holeSo this time around I used Google's "custom map" feat…