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This Week: Bridging the Transit and Housing Funding Gap

A Thursday forum, organized by the SF Transit Riders Union and the SF Bay Guardian, is sure to bring some insightful discussion on the funding tussle between transit and affordable housing advocates. The Planning Department will also present conceptual designs for eastern Ocean Avenue on Thursday, and Sunday Streets Berkeley will return this weekend.

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Wednesday: The Planning Department will host a workshop to present conceptual designs for the eastern section of Ocean Avenue, between Phelan and San Jose Avenues, where it meets Balboa Park Station and highway 280. 6 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Walk and Roll to School Day returns, with nearly 90 schools and over 13,000 students expected to participate — the highest number to date in SF.
  • Thursday: Join the Bay Guardian and SFTRU for a forum on how to bridge the political divide, created by funding shortages, between transit and affordable housing advocates. The discussion will be set in the context of recent moves by city officials, as well as the November ballot measures to increase transportation funding and set goals for affordable housing construction. 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Nearly two miles of Berkeley’s Shattuck Avenue will be car-free so that all can enjoy some fun in the East Bay sun at Sunday Streets. 11 a.m. to 5 p.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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This Week: Safer Market Street

Tuesday is packed with important meetings about making biking and walking safer and more convenient. The first Safer Market Street meeting will preview Vision Zero improvements to SF’s premier street. Across town, long-awaited preferred designs for the Marina Path will be unveiled.

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: SFMTA staff needs public input at the first community meeting about proposed turn restrictions on Market Street (part of a broader set of Vision Zero safety improvements), as well as new loading zones and wayfinding signage along the corridor. 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Give feedback on the preferred design for the Marina Path at the long-delayed Final Bay Trail Community Meeting. This bicycle and pedestrian path past the Marina should be designed to prioritize the 98 percent of users who walk and bike along it, rather than the two percent driving or parking. 6 p.m.
  • Even more on Tuesday: Join the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and Stanford Healthcare for the Silicon Valley Bike Summit, a forum to discuss how local government, police, and advocates can cooperate to make streets safer and more inviting for people on bikes. 10 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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This Week: Park(ing) Day and a Fundraiser to Fight Prop L

Lots of good stuff this week, including a fundraiser for the campaign against Prop L tomorrow and the return of Park(ing) Day at the end of the week.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Monday: SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin will join a Middle Polk Neighborhood Association meeting to discuss the transit funding initiatives on the November ballot, including the $500 million transportation bond (Prop A) and Supervisor Scott Wiener’s measure to tie transit funds to population growth (Prop B). 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The “No on Gridlock, No on Prop L” campaign holds a fundraising event at PUBLIC Bikes. Swing by to support efforts to make the city safer, more walkable, and less congested. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Supervisor Katy Tang and staff from SF Public Utilities Commission, SPUR, and the National Park Service hold a town hall meeting to discuss changes envisioned in the Ocean Beach Master Plan, including the Great Highway road diet that was shelved. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Wonder why women make up only a third of bicyclists on SF’s streets? Come to SFBC’s Women + Bikes Night for some short films and discussion about the issues that prevent more women from riding. 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: Time again for Park(ing) Day, the SF-born annual event that has spread to cities around the world and inspired the parklet program, now an SF institution. Hang out in a reclaimed parking space in your neighborhood, or create one of your own. All day.

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

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This Week: Tell Supes to Hold Developers to the Transbay Plan

Tomorrow, the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a development tax to help fund the Caltrain/high-speed rail extension to the Transbay Transit Center, but could reduce the rate for developers and slash revenue for the project. You can help ensure this crucial regional transit connection gets completed by telling the supes to stick with the original funding agreement, and not to bow to the Willie Brown-backed developers.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Tuesday: Speak at the Board of Supervisors hearing or write your supervisor to help ensure Transbay Transit Center won’t just be a fancy bus terminal. The supes will consider approving the creation of a “Mello-Roos” development tax district, which will charge Transbay District developers a land value-based assessment fee to help fund the Caltrain/HSR extension all the way to the “Grand Central of the West.” Don’t let developers undermine this crucial project and back out of the rates they agreed to. 3 p.m.
  • Thursday and Saturday: Bike East Bay is urging Oaklanders to call for continuous, protected bike lanes on Telegraph Avenue. The Alameda Transportation Commission will hold two open houses to collect public feedback on a proposal for partially-protected bike lanes that throw people on bikes into motor traffic on some stretches. Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Sunday: Car-free streets on both sides of the Bay: Sunday Streets returns to the Western Addition on Fillmore, Fulton, Baker, and Grove Streets. In Oakland, Oaklavia will grace three miles of streets between the Pergola on Lake Merritt to Latham Square. 11 a.m. to 4 p.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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This Week: SFTRU Bar Crawl, Celebrating Amelie Le Moullac

Join the SF Transit Riders Union Thursday for a pub-crawl-via-Muni fundraiser. The SFMTA will also hold a public hearing on Friday for street safety improvements on Columbus Avenue, Bay Street, and more. A celebration will also be held Saturday for Amelie Le Moullac’s life, one year after she died in a SoMa truck crash.

Here are all of this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

  • Thursday: Join SFTRU for a fundraising bar crawl, hopping on and off Muni at four bars along the 71-Haight and 6-Parnassus routes in Civic Center, the Haight, and the Inner Sunset. Come out to support transit advocacy, and mingle with fellow advocates. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: SFMTA’s engineering hearing agenda includes seven on-street car-share parking locations, plus bulb-outs, bike lanes, and speed humps on streets like Columbus Avenue, Bay Street, and Randolph Street. 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Amelie Le Moullac’s tragic death on her bike at Sixth and Folsom Streets, family and friends will host a celebration of her life at Dolores Park. “Come for a little or stay a while.” 2 p.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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SFMTA Engineering Hearing

From SFMTA:

The Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is a package of transit and pedestrian safety improvements. To implement the full benefits of the project, sidewalk and roadway reconfigurations will be necessary, including proposed parking changes and left turn restrictions.

The SFMTA is taking the required legislation to public hearing. Parking is proposed to be removed to accommodate the BRT design elements such as center boarding islands and pedestrian bulbs. Most left turns are proposed to be removed to facilitate better traffic flow and reduce delays to transit and traffic, and also to minimize the removal of parking by eliminating left turn lanes.

 

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Cancelled: San Francisco For Better Bikeways

This event has been cancelled.

From SF Bicycle Coalition:

The California Bicycle Coalition is hosting a party at Mission Workshop to celebrate building better bikeways throughout our state. 25% of ticket sales are dedicated to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Join us for beer, bikes, raffles, and live music.

 

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Cancelled: SPUR Forum: Open Space Design at Ocean Beach

From SPUR:

How is the Ocean Beach Master Plan being implemented and what will it impact? In the third program in this three-part series, we’ll learn how a decommissioning of two lanes of the Great Highway will provide opportunities to improve public access with a coastal trail and other amenities designed to adapt to an eroding coastline.

+ Frank Filice / San Francisco Department of Public Works
+ Patricia Fonseca / AECOM

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Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee

SFMTA: Agenda.

 

 

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SFMTA Citizens Advisory Council

From SFMTA.

Items of Note:

8. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Van Ness Ave. Bus Rapid Transit Project. (Peter Gabancho, Project Manager).

Motion 140625.01:

The SFMTA CAC recommends the SFMTA develop a master plan for the historic and vintage fleet to: explore future expansion of historic line service, plan for future rehabilitation of historic vehicles, plan for new historic lines, plan for future procurement of historic vehicles, plan for shelter of historic vehicles, and plan for operations and maintenance of historic vehicles.