Berkeley intersection is a
security hazard, wants fixing

This fall, I’ve been interning at YLabs, a public well being nonprofit that operates on the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Woolsey Avenue in Berkeley. And whereas we work inside our workplace to scale back well being inequities around the globe, it is onerous to not discover the general public well being and security hazard proper exterior our door.

The intersection is extremely dangerous for everybody concerned: pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers alike. The intersection is a two-way cease with no measure in place to maintain pedestrians protected whereas crossing Shattuck Avenue. It looks like a minimum of as soon as a month we hear the screech of automobile tires after which the inevitable crunch of steel — and run exterior to ensure everybody is alright.