Sunnyside traffic calming is on the agenda at this Tuesday’s Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee meeting. Join with the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Traffic Calming group to make your views known about lowering the speed limit on Monterey to 25 mph, getting a speed hump on your street or whatever bugs you about high speed traffic in the neighborhood.
PSAC os the advisory committee that reports on the needs of the city’s pedestrians to the Board of Supervisors, SFMTA and the Mayor.
The meeting takes place at
6:00PM, Tuesday Sept. 10
School starts early around here. Watch out for the little ones!
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For the last few years The Friends of Monterey Boulevard has been working with Safeway and the Planning Department to find a a way to mitigate the impact of the planned doubling in size of the store.
That’s why at long last we are happy to report that Safeway has addressed virtually all of our concerns. Here’s what they are proposing:
The median will not be removed in front of the store. Instead it will be replaced with a new, four inch high median with sloped sides. That way the three delivery trucks that will come each day will be able to back up over the median and into the new, enclosed loading dock. An additional shorter length of landscaped median will also be added to the west.
This is a vast improvement over removing the median and leaving the street wide open to higher speeds and will make traffic more orderly before it gets to the school crossing at Foerster.
Safeway is also proposing big improvements at the Foerster intersection with bulbouts that will extend the sidewalk out into the street. This will shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians. It
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will also free up space for the the bus stops on Monterey allowing more elbow room for people who are waiting for MUNI as well as walkers. Taken as a whole the improvements will also act to calm traffic at this heavily used and dangerous school crossing. We hope this will also mitigate the effect of the many new Safeway customers envisioned in the Environmental Impact Study.
We know That most everyone in the neighborhood has waited a long time for this project to get under way but we think that with these improvements the wait has been worth it.
Come to the workshop on the San Francisco Pedestrian Strategy and learn how you can use it to get safer streets in your neighborhood.
Main Library, 100 Larkin St, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B, Lower Level
Tues June 25th, 5:15-7:30pm
This workshop is for community organizations that deal with pedestrian safety and walkability, hosted by Walk San Francisco and California WALKS. Our aim is to help folks plan how to use the Mayor’s new Pedestrian Strategy to make the streets safer in your community
Ailed Paningbatan from Bernal sends us this invite:
We would like to invite the community for BHNC’s Annual Community Congress this Saturday May 11, from 9-1pm at Bernal Heighs Neighborhood Center. This years focus is on health and public safety. We have workshops geared towards our theme this year from neighborhood organizing to youth and police relationships. We also have a portion to discuss important issues with Supervisor Campos and Avalos as well as or Captain Falvey from Ingleside Station. We have DPW, NERT, SFSAFE to name a few who will be tabling as well. Its def an opportunity to connect with neighbors!