Join Supervisor Avalos, the San Francisco Planning Department (Pavement to Parks), the Excelsior Action Group, and community partners as we share ideas and visions for improving public space, pedestrian safety, and transportation in the Persia Triangle. The focus of the meeting will be to envision a temporary Pavement to Parks project in the heart of the Excelsior at Persia, Mission and Ocean Ave.
This Wednesday, the Planning Department will hold simultaneous community meetings about making a more pedestrian-friendly Castro Street and the creation of a new Pavement to Parks plaza at the Persia Triangle in the Excelsior District. Those interested in more bike-friendly streets in the Glen Park, Noe Valley, and Castro neighborhoods can also join the SF Bicycle Coalition […]
Update: According to the Planning Department, the San Francisco Plaza Program will only apply to permanently plazas installed with concrete features, not semi-permanent Pavement to Parks plazs. City agencies are set to launch a program to manage San Francisco’s plazas, establishing a long-term system to coordinate maintenance and activities in public spaces. As we wrote […]
Persia Triangle, in the Excelsior, now has two parklets and other streetscape paint treatments that enliven the prominent but otherwise dreary intersection. The improvements were unveiled, with a ribbon cutting, at Sunday Streets last week. The temporary sidewalk expansions, which feature planters similar to those at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro, replaced parking spaces on […]
When it comes to reclaiming street space for people, San Francisco’s Pavement to Parks program has paved the way with a national model showing how cities can embrace community-driven parklet projects. But when it comes to installing plazas, there seems to have been little movement since the first handful were created on “excess” road space […]
Donald “D.J.” Pinkerton, 23, was killed on his bike in a crash with an SFPD driver on Friday night at a dangerous intersection at the edge of McLaren Park which is set to get traffic calming improvements. The SFPD has told reporters that officers are still investigating the crash, which occurred at about 9 p.m. at Sunnydale […]
This weekend is your last chance in 2012 to enjoy Sunday Streets, with a new route in the Excelsior along outer Mission Street and Seneca Avenue. The event will be held in conjunction with the Excelsior Arts and Music Festival, where Mission meets Ocean and Persia Avenues — a confluence of car-free streets for walking, bicycling, […]