16th Street

Slowing16thParking meters on some blocks of 16th Street are off-limits to the public till 10 PM and street cleaning hours are is listed as every night from 2 to 6 AM, but the streets are filthy, so they are not cleaning them, just forcing residents to move their cars in the middle of the night.

The supervisors to contact are :  in District 8 Scott Wiener, in District 9 David Campos in District 10 Malia Cohen. Suggest you make your wishes known to your supervisor about this plan.

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This dead bus caused all the traffic to back up for blocks on 16th Street. There is no way they can deal with this when there is a single lane in each direction and a BRT going down the center lane. If there is an emergency on the major street leading from the Ballpark to General Hospital, there is no way for them to clear the traffic.

22 Fillmore-16th Street Project Hits the Street in 2016
by Rachel Hyden Friday, January 29, 2016

We’ve all been there, rushing to an appointment when Muni gets stuck in traffic. You’re just a few blocks from your stop, but the bus is just inching along while time is ticking away. If you’ve taken the 22 Fillmore along 16th Street, you know exactly what we’re talking about, and how frustrating that can be. Thankfully, last week the SFMTA Board of Directors approved a project designed specifically to address this issue, along with a whole plethora of other transportation benefits.

The 22 Fillmore Transit Priority Project, part of Muni Forward, was designed through years of technical analysis paired with input from local residents, riders and merchants to solve the numerous transportation challenges along 16th Street, like delays due to traffic congestion and closely spaced stops, as well as safety concerns for people walking and biking.

A new street design will address these challenges. Let’s take a look.

16thSample intersection drawing between San Bruno and De Haro.

The project focuses on 16th Street between Church and 3rd, and its feature component is a 2-mile long westbound transit-only lane. Heading east, as the street widens, the transit-only lane will span from Bryant to 3rd. The new transit-only lanes mean 22 Fillmore riders will have the benefit of more reliable service, with less time sitting in traffic.

Other key elements of the project include:
  • Stop consolidation — helps your Muni trip take less time
  • Transit bulbs and islands — make it easier and safer to board the bus
  • Traffic signals — give Muni the green light and reduce delay

Drivers and Muni riders object to these plans.

map

See a map of the route and an overview of transit upgrades proposed for 16th Street.

2 thoughts on “16th Street”

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    Alison
    January 7, 2015 at 4:10 pm Edit

    Posting for Alison, who states that “the SFMTA is proposing converting both east and westbound lanes on 16th between 3rd and Potrero. From Potrero to Church, they would convert the westbound lane. The result will be single lanes for non-transit traffic extending from 3rd Street all the way to Church.”
    I think people might want to fight that plan. Start with a message to the Supervisors:
    https://discoveryink.wordpress.com/letters-and-comments/san-francisco-officials/

  2. Author
    January 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm Edit

    Posted for Alison

    …the SFMTA is proposing converting both east and westbound lanes on 16th between 3rd and Potrero. From Potrero to Church, they would convert the westbound lane. The result will be single lanes for non-transit traffic extending from 3rd Street all the way to Church. – Alison

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