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Tomorrow: Help Envision Better Streets Connecting to Heron’s Head Park

Posted By Aaron Bialick On March 9, 2012 @ 10:04 am In Greenstreets,Greenways,Planning Department,Traffic Calming | 3 Comments

Tomorrow the SF Planning Department is putting on the first in a series of walks as part of its new Green Connections [1] project, an effort to improve access to parks making better use of city streets.

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Biking and walking routes to Heron's Head Park. See the full PDF [3]. Image: SF Planning Department

The intent of the program, according to the department’s website, is to create “a citywide network of green streets that can be built over time, improving pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, open space and the waterfront.”

At a kick-off meeting last month, planning department staff began collecting feedback and showing how traffic calming and greening techniques could be included in the plans. On tomorrow’s walk, you can tell planners what you like and don’t like about the pedestrian environment en route to Heron’s Head Park near Hunter’s Point.

Planners will use the walks and other public events to engage communities in shaping the Green Connections project, and by late 2013 they hope to finish conceptual designs in six neighborhoods: Chinatown, the Tenderloin, the Western Addition, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley, and Bayview-Hunter’s Point.

Tomorrow’s two-hour walk [4] meets at 1 p.m. the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park at 32 Jennings Street (coincidentally at the east end of Cargo Way, where crews are currently constructing a two-way protected bikeway [5]).

Check out all the project materials from the kick-off meeting on the Green Connections website [1], and see highlights after the break.

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The city's long-term open space plan "includes preliminary concepts for a network of ’green connections'." See the full PDF (40 MB) [7]. Image: SF Planning Department

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Staff members explain the project to participants at the kick-off event. Photo: SF Planning Department [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Green Connections: http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=3002

[2] Image: http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/herons-head.jpg

[3] See the full PDF: http://www.sf-planning.org/ftp/files/Citywide/green_connections/GC_Corridors-Paths-Movement_Routes-People-Take.pdf

[4] Tomorrow’s two-hour walk: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2012/03/04/green-connections-walk-birding-at-herons-head-park-with-josiah-clark/

[5] a two-way protected bikeway: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/10/25/funding-approved-for-masonic-eir-and-cargo-way-protected-bikeway/

[6] Image: http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/greensketch.jpg

[7] See the full PDF (40 MB): http://www.sf-planning.org/ftp/files/Citywide/green_connections/GC_KickOffEvent_boards.pdf

[8] Image: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6936776763_ed7587082e_b.jpg

[9] SF Planning Department: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfplanning/6936776763/in/set-72157629081229926

[10] Image: http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/greentimeline1.jpg

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