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M-Ocean View Subway: Is this Project Really About Trains?

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Thursday, SFMTA joined several agencies at the Bay Area 2040 open house in Oakland. One of the projects presented was the M-Ocean View improvement plan. As the Examiner reported today, SFMTA is now leaning towards an all-underground option, with a tunnel stretching from West Portal to Parkmerced. This project, at around $3 billion, would re-align the […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week’s Streetsblog Calendar is weighted heavily with transit agency meetings, culminating with the SFMTA’s long-awaited vote on the Bike Plan. It won’t be all work though: Sunday holds major fun. Here are the week’s highlights. Tuesday: SFCTA Board of Directors Meeting. Eddy and Ellis sidewalk bulbs, streetcar procurements, and the Doyle Drive Replacement Project are on […]

Advocates: CityPlace EIR Highlights Need for Level of Service Reform

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At the heart of the San Francisco Planning Department’s 328-page Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for CityPlace, sustainable transportation advocates have pinpointed one glaring flaw. In assessing the impacts of new off-street retail parking, the environmental analysis [pdf] concludes that building a 167-space garage will have the same effect on traffic as building no garage […]

SFMTA Proposes New Steps to Divert Cars Off Market Street

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The SFMTA has proposed new forced turns for private autos at intersections on the most congested stretch of Market Street, which could be implemented in phases early next year. SFMTA staff presented the changes [PDF] to the agency’s board of directors Friday — not just as a way to speed up transit, but to make […]