5.2 out of 10

Sherman St, Central Alameda

37.7752660794147 -122.26329205878
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"Leave Your Bicycle at Home"

Sherman is a street for cars. It's narrow as all get out and there's parking along both sides. I always worry I'm going to hit a car going in the opposite direction when I drive my pickup truck here.

My bicycle ride to work requires a half mile jaunt on Sherman and I just can't stand it. I turn right onto Sherman from Pacific and stay on it until I turn right onto Triumph. There's a bicycle lane, but not until you cross Buena Vista. That one block stretch between Pacific and Buena Vista is as close to hell as you're going to get on Alameda. All of the parked cars mean low visibility and a higher than average chance of being "doored" by a motorist getting out of their vehicle.

Props to Sherman for putting a bicycle weight sensor at Buena Vista, but I have yet to see it actually, you know, work. The sultry curve of the bike lane after Buena Vista is a nice ride, though.

Additional props to the corner of Lincoln and Sherman being the home of Forbidden Island, the best tiki bar I've ever encountered.

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