Lombard Street

Supervisor to contact in District 5 : D-2 Catherine Stefani

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.

  • 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.

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.


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  1. Posted for a resident:


    Today signs were posted in front of our property stating that this will be a tow away zone for the next 30 days. The sign is a Department of Public Works sign. This is the work I emailed Mari Hunter and cc all of you a week or so ago.

    So, today I call the DPW to find out what is going on out there. The “mystery workers” have covered the sidewalk with white and green lines and dots, they have made cuts in the sidewalk around the parking meter, along the building wall and around the PGE boxes on the sidewalk. As if the sidewalk is to be removed. I sent them a photo of the signage.

    Drum roll: The DPW has NO PERMITS on record for this project. The person I talked to, Sid Lezama, said that the signs are not the current signs used by the DPW; in fact he said they were “false signs”. He has nothing in the computer for the work being done. He suggested I call 311, tell them about it and make a formal complaint.

    So I did. Guess what? It is TOTALLY ILLEGAL to work on any sidewalk in SF without first notifying the property owners in the area. Obviously that never happened. She registered a formal complaint which will go back to DPW. Then Sid said they can investigate what is going on from there. They are going to call us with the information once found.

    This smells like the SFMTA to us! Mari Hunter sure knew about this project when she replied to my email, didn’t she? And yet the project was never permitted by the DPW, which is required, and no one there knows anything about it!

    The work is supposedly going to begin TOMORROW!!

    We will keep you posted, but everyone should be aware of the regulations here and watchdog any project in their neighborhood that even smacks of the City. Make sure permits are in place and that property owners have been properly notified.

    Sid’s phone number at the permit department of the DPW is 415-554-5824; to reach the 311 person you can also phone 415-701-2311.

    Feel free to forward to other neighborhood groups. Maybe we can red tag the City’s own projects!!

    – Concerned Citizens

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