Save Our Streets

SaveSFBannerStop SFMTA from disrupting the traffic flowing from the Golden Gate Bridge down Lombard and Van Ness Ave.  Write letters to your City Representatives. Complain about the traffic. Tell them you blame the SFMTA and want them held accountable.
( Sample letter)

Major issues and complaints with the Lombard/Chestnut plans apply to Van Ness, Mission, Potrero, 16th Street, Market Street, Geary, Masonic, 19th Ave., and many others. Help the Lombard Corridor Coalition preserve Lombard and Chestnut and oppose the following:

  • Lane reductions
  • Bus Stop reductions
  • Bus Stops in front of driveways
  • Parking removal
  • Loading space removal
  • Privatizing public streets
  • Extended tow-away zones
  • Extended bus tech zones
  • Tech bus stops
  • Bulbouts
  • Forced turns

These projects involve slowing cross-town traffic as it  enters the city from the Golden Gate Bridge emptying onto Lombard and Chestnut. We have seen no studies of the cumulative effects of slowing traffic on these two streets located within 20 feet of each other.

The Marina Cow Hollow neighbors and merchants will take the lead against SFMTA plans to slow traffic coming off the bridges and moving through the city on our arterial streets that are a part of Federal and State Highways 101 and 280 at the March 15th MTA Board Meeting.

We encourage everyone to come and complain about the situation in your neighborhood and demand a hearing on the SFMTA street projects that are crippling our city, stealing funds from Muni operations and maintenance, driving up fares, and destroying what is left of trust in our city government.

We have witnessed major negative impacts on businesses all over town resulting from lane reductions, parking shortages and difficulty with pickup and deliveries, and servicing accounts.  Some neighborhood merchants have experienced a 40% drop in revenues since the SFMTA completed their streets.

We invite you to send in your comments and show up at the SFMTA Board meetings to speak during public comment.


2 thoughts on “Save Our Streets”

  1. You folks need to see the Ocean Beach Master Plan {SPUR} is trying to shove down our throats . Eliminate the Great Hwy. south of Sloat Blvd. and reduce the rest of the G Hwy. to Lincioln Way , and send the streetcar {L Taravel} across Sloat to the ZOO . this plan if implemented will guarantee that everyone who drives anywhere near the beach or the ZOO on a hot day or over any 3-4 day weekends would rather stick a fork in their eye.This plan will cost 330-350 million {that means 1 million}to ruin the quality of life

  2. To comment on the SPUR OB Master Plan ;this Tue. 5:15 PM-8:30 PM at the SF ZOO Education Ctr.April 19 This may be one of our last chances to have public comment on this plan makes the “Bridge To Nowhere” up in Alaska look like a great idea . unless your idea of progress is permanent gridlock and thousands of cars coughing up vile auto emissions and GOING NOWHERE .P.S. unlike Mission st. and most other SFMTA projects , this can not be fixed by simply removing paint. more like $1 million to do-over

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