Eyes on the Street: A Curb Cut We Can Believe In

IMG_2632_1.jpgTaylor Street at Sutter.
If you've pedaled or walked Sutter Street lately, or happen to live on Sutter like me, you've probably noticed the curb ramps and streets being torn up. It's all part of DPW's $1.2 million Sansome and Taylor Street Pavement Renovation Project, which began in early February. According to the DPW's Christine Falvey:

Taylor Street from Ellis to Pine will be repaved and two alleys off of Taylor Street as well as Sansome from Sutter to California. This is about a four month project. Curb Ramps have been designed and will be constructed along both streets.

IMG_2657.jpgTaylor Street at Bush.
Some curb ramps in the area are decades old and on some corners there are none. A total of 30 curb ramps are being installed as part of the entire project. Falvey said a contractor was hired to do the work, as DPW only handles small projects. She points out similar projects are also underway on Noriega Street in the Sunset District, from 35th Ave to the Great Highway, in the Richmond District on Balboa Street from Arguello Blvd to Park Presidio Blvd and in SoMa on Brannan Street and along 3rd, 5th and 7th streets.

Falvey said the money for the projects comes from Prop 1B funds, a transportation bond measure approved by California voters in 2006.

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Photos by Bryan Goebel