Category Archives: Moving SF

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: https://www.gofundme.com/rhtgd7bk

  • 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.

 

22-Filmore Could see boost from proposed left turn bans

Rush hour commutes on the 22-Fillmore might get a bit quicker soon, thanks to some traffic rule changes that are in the works.

As tipster Allison Y. noted, the SFMTA is proposing to ban left turns on Fillmore at Oak and Fell during peak morning and evening traffic hours. Specifically, that means left turns would be outlawed on weekdays from 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm, on Fillmore northbound at Fell and southbound at Oak…

This Friday, the SFMTA will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed new rules, among dozens of other traffic and transit tweaks. The hearing takes place this Friday, April 17th at 10am at City Hall, Room 416…

You can review the slated changes at the link above, and take a survey that will help inform Muni’s proposals here (more)

SFMTA Draft Proposal to Remove Parking from 200 Bock of Eddy

hoodline – excerpt

As businesses on the 100 block of Eddy Street petition for the community’s support to remove public parking from the north side of the street, the SFMTA has drafted proposed legislation to remove public parking from the north side of the 200 block of Eddy Street in front of Boeddeker Park.

Mark Lee, assistant engineer at the SFMTA, said that the legislation is being sponsored by the SF Rec and Park department and will be reviewed by the SFMTA’s Transportation Advisory Staff Committee on May 14th. The public hearing could potentially take place on June 5th.

Based on conversations with SFPD and Rec & Park, Lee said that “the tow-away zone that we’re thinking about having is 132-feet on the north side of Eddy from Jones. We would still have about four parking spaces for part-time passenger loading for the actual park itself.” The tow-away zone would restrict parking 24/7 and the passenger loading spaces would be available during park hours (9am-7pm) only…

If you’d like to weigh in, the meeting will take place at 11am today at the Tenderloin Police Station (301 Eddy St.). We’ll keep you updated as efforts to remove parking on the 100 and 200 blocks of Eddy Street continue to progress…  (more)

Road Diet for Cesar Chavez Street

SFMTA – excerpt – 10/3/14

moving-sf_originalSome streets could do with a diet, and Cesar Chavez Street used to be one of them.

If you visit the corridor today, you’ll see that its belt has been tightened with a “road diet.”

A road diet is a transportation planning technique where the number of travel lanes or width of the road is reduced to make the street slower and safer.

Cesar Chavez was designed for rush hour traffic. Its six wide, freeway-like traffic lanes encouraged high vehicle speeds and created an uncomfortable experience for people wanting to cross it or ride a bike on it… (more)