This Week: Support Wider Sidewalks at Market and Dolores

In a light week on the calendar, supporters of a more pedestrian-friendly upper Market Street can speak up in favor of sidewalk expansions proposed for Market and Dolores Street, where an apartment building with a Whole Foods Market is going up. The “neck-down” treatment is being opposed by a neighborhood group since it would remove traffic lanes near the intersection.

Here are the details and the rest of the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee will get updates on traffic calming efforts at University of San Francisco, the SFMTA’s efforts to revamp its traffic calming program, and street safety projects that could get funding from the One Bay Area Grant. A staffer from Senator Leland Yee’s office will also discuss his new bill to make double-fine zones permanent on 19th Avenue, Van Ness Avenue, and Lombard St. 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SF Transit Riders Union Board Meeting and Member Meet + Greet. SFTRU members are invited to get involved in advocacy for a more reliable and efficient Muni. On this month’s agenda is a discussion about the Bus Rapid Transit projects for Van Ness and Geary. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: The SF Planning Commission will consider an agreement with developers to add wider sidewalks, mini plazas and crosswalk improvements at Market and Dolores Streets, where a building that will include 85 apartments and a Whole Foods Market is under construction. The safety improvements are being opposed by the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association because at the intersection, Dolores would narrow from four traffic lanes to two, according to the Bay Area Reporter. 12 p.m.
  • Friday: SFMTA Board Policy and Governance Committee will hear updates on the agency’s progress toward its Strategic Plan goals, including increasing the share of trips by transit, walking, bicycling, taxi, and car-sharing to 50 percent of all trips within the city by 2018. 9 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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