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SFMTA Charter Amendment for November Ballot

Yes on Prop L – MTA Appointments and Budget

Let City Hall know you are fed up with the SFMTA. Return the power to the people.  The amendment will split the MTA Board appointments between the Mayor and the Supervisors, 4 to 3 and lower the requirement to reject the SFMTA’s budget from 7 to 6 supervisors, putting the SFMTA management in line with other city departments, and making it easier for the Board of Supervisors to respond faster to voter requests. Ballot language.

They work for us. We don’t work for them.  The SFMTA is the one that needs to shift policies and goals, not the residents. San Francisco needs a transportation system that works today, not a plan for the future. We need a Board who listens to the public not one that dictates to us. Taking seats out of buses and removing bus stops will not help our aging population take public transportation.
Link to a Sample letter to the supervisors

Norman Yee’s Statement

Prop L Graphics

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)

Bold Visions for the Embarcadero Emerge at Public Design Workshops

by : sf.streetsblog – excerpt

Ever since the Embarcadero was uncovered from beneath a freeway more than two decades ago, San Franciscans’ appetite for a more people-friendly waterfront only seems to have grown…

At a series of recent public design workshops this month, groups of attendees were asked to put together a display of how they’d re-allocate street space on the Embarcadero. The main idea was to figure out how to provide a protected bikeway, so that riders of all ages can enjoy the popular waterfront without having to mix it up with either motor vehicles or crowds of pedestrians on the shared sidewalk.

At one of the workshops, two groups suggested that half of the roadway, on the waterfront side, be dedicated primarily to walking and biking, even if it includes a shared-space zone where delivery drivers can move through slowly for loading. Finding a design that allows deliveries to safely co-exist with the bikeway seems to have been the main challenge since the SFMTA launched its redesign process in July

There were a handful of attendees who wanted to see little change to the status quo. Rick Hall, who identified himself as a driver, said he sees “a lot of potential for the [design] process to not be fair and open,” and that the project is symbolic of “San Francisco’s war on cars, that I have awakened to.”

Hall said he sees a ”built-in bias” in the design process towards bikes and people, exemplified by the size of the paper traffic lane templates workshop participants used. Participants could place 10-foot-wide traffic lanes on their design board — not wide enough for buses — while the bikeway could be eight to 12 feet, he said.

If you want to keep your lifestyle alive, you better get out and let the SFMTA and your Supervisors know what you want.

The Supervisors to contact about this plan are:
D-3 David.Chiu@sfgov.org
D-6 Jane.Kim@sfgov.org
D-10 Malia.Cohen@sfgov.org

SFMTA project manager: Dan.Provence@sfmta.com.
You can always send your comments to the Mayor: mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org, Ed Reiskin: Ed.reiskin@sfmta.com and the MTA Board members: