Some 30 residents of the Western Addition, Lower Haight and Hayes Valley neighborhoods (plus some interested folks from outside the area) showed up Monday night to the auditorium at John Muir Elementary School to learn about SFMTA’s plans on three different, but related, projects: the Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan, the Lower Haight Public Realm Plan, and the Page Street Green Connections Project. From SFMTA’s release about the meeting:
- The Western Addition Community-Based
Transportation Plan’s overall goal is to
improve the community’s transportation
options and enhance access to more
employment and education opportunities.
- The Lower Haight Public Realm Plan is
working to develop a community-based
vision that will complement and enhance the
neighborhood’s public spaces.
- As part of the Octavia Boulevard
Enhancement Project, the Page Street Green
Connections Project is about making Page
Street a more walkable, bikeable, and
sustainable corridor in the Hayes Valley
Streetsblog readers can follow these projects and make comments via SFMTA’s web page. Two things immediately stood out. On a table at the center of the room, SFMTA had left the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) manual. The cover features what is now widely accepted as the preferred design for bike lanes: make them protected, either by bollards, curbs, planters, or–in this case–parking.