Oakland’s Pothole Vigilantes address gaping problem, one road crater at a time

Oakland’s Pothole Vigilantes address gaping problem, one road crater at a time

After patching five potholes on Perkins Street on Wednesday night, they drove to the Oakland hills to fix pavement for a donor who’d chipped in $500. Bad street conditions affect just about everyone in a starkly divided city — rich and poor residents all cope with tattered roads that wind up the hills and down through the flatlands as Oakland grapples with a $500 million maintenance backlog and more than 7,000 requests to patch pothole. With frustrations mounting over the glacial pace of street paving, people across the city embrace the Pothole Vigilantes’ go-it-alone spirit.

Source: www.sfchronicle.com

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