Lamorinda blogger The East Bay Daze reports that the California Highway Patrol is still looking for witnesses to the June 26 traffic accident east of San Ramon that killed a 44-year-old father of two who lived in Walnut Creek and worked as a financial advisor.
“Many of us can recall enjoyable rides on Tassajara when it was a rarely-traveled county road. Now it is ‘lost bicyclist habitat,’ forsaken to a steady stream of cut-through commuter traffic. The safety risk to bicyclists is especially pronounced where the patchwork of shoulder widening, bike lanes, and bike paths end, leaving a shoulderless pinch-point for about half a mile as one enters Contra Costa County.
“The crash site was at the curve immediately north of the county line. While development encroaches from either county, there have been no substantial safety improvements to the narrow rural road at the fatal crash site where it lacks even a paved shoulder.
“The speed limit at this curve is posted at 30 mph and botts dots warn drivers to slow down. Perhaps some do slow, but my own anxiety while riding through this curve on a weekend is that traffic is traveling much faster. I can only imagine the difficulty of negotiating with impatient commuter traffic that John Greaves encountered on Friday afternoon.”