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Thursday Afternoon Walk

I took a walk down the boulevard, today. I thought a few photos of things I was thinking about would be interesting.

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What will go in here? I never went in when it was a martial arts dojo, but I was sad when it closed. Will it be developed into another single family home? Will flats go in? Will a new business take over? In my head, I wish it would become a cosy cafe and bookstore combo or a really good shoe repair and tailor.

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This street is always good for a little sidewalk shopping (and when the traffic isn’t too bad it is a pleasant place to ride your bicycle). It has been a few years since I felt a need to take anything large home, but someone left out a quite nice Nikon bag the other day and I was grateful. The drawers that match my futon (the actual matching pair I couldn’t afford when I bought the futon) appeared at Detroit at just the time I needed them, too. Hopefully, the water filter I left out the other day made someone happy.

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Christmas bicycles and daily dog walks. Every year for decades, this scene has changed very little.

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These buses get more crowded and used every year. Some people complain, but I like to think about how people choose to get around. I wish the trolley still ran down Monterey.

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When children can ride freely in a space, it is a good space. I wish I saw more kid’s bicycles locked up on the street, waiting for their riders. It is hard to be unhappy seeing those streamers!

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Decorative gourde season seems to last a while around here! With the rains actually coming to us this year, and weather cold enough for our deciduous trees to actually turn, have you considered adopting a drain so none of us get flooded? It doesn’t take much and makes a huge difference to everyone!

Had an interesting walk on the boulevard recently?

Streets Blog posted an example of the kind of improvements that were agreed to by the Whole Foods that is going in at Market and Dolores to mitigate its traffic impact. A similar arrangement might work in Sunnyside.  Read the article here.

As part of a newly-approved agreement, developers will add a sidewalk extension at Market and Dolores to make room for a mini plaza. Image: Prado Group

Traffic getting you down? Get a window sign!

Show the world you’re mad as hell about high speed traffic outside your door! Go to your window now tell the world you aren’t going to take it any more! Download this  window sign  here.  Or look out for FOM’ers this weekend as volunteers give out big, printed signs. We’ll also be collecting signatures for a grant application the SNA is applying for to green the median. More on that later! (In the meantime think San Jose Ave.)

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