Trying out new ways to document safety issues on streets
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.
- You have input a specific geolocation for each issues, and I had over 20 issues to report
- There is no embedded way to add photos
- I have historically not had much success having issues resolved through this tool. It sometimes feels like a black hole
After a couple days I decided to call Caltrans, fully expecting that it would be a quagmire. But after about 3 transfers and voicemails I was in touch with someone at the maintenance facility for SF & San Mateo Counties. They provided an email address to send the map and supposedly they've got the work in their queue. Hopefully I'll have some results to report!