Community Meeting: Pavement to Parks Public Space 24th and Noe

"The City is hosting a community meeting to discuss a plan to add a new Pavement to Parks public space at 24th & Noe. Pavement to Parks projects are trial improvements aimed at *testing* new public spaces."

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A Tale of Two Plazas

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Artist’s rendering of the proposed plaza on the south side of Noe and 24th Streets. Image: Planning Department. While public reaction to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Pavement to Parks plazas and parklets has been generally positive and the city is about to make the Castro trial more permanent, the proposal to close a Noe […]

Noe Valley Plaza Debate: It’s the Traffic, Stupid

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Signs like this hang from windows on streets all around 24th and Noe Streets. Photos: Matthew Roth Just outside St. Phillip’s Church in Noe Valley, where more than 100 people showed up last night to weigh in on the proposal to close Noe Street at 24th Street for two months to build a trial pedestrian […]

Tonight: Tour Proposed New Public Spaces with Rec & Park

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Get ready to peek into a possible future for San Francisco parks. This evening and next week, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will lead a tour of four properties being considered for purchase and transformation into parkland. The locations being considered are at 17th and Folsom; Palou and Phelps in the shadow of […]

Bulb-Outs: Noe Valley’s Getting Them, Outer Balboa’s Got Them

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Two business corridors are getting a boost from sidewalk bulb-outs: Balboa Street in the Outer Richmond recently had some finished, and 24th Street in Noe Valley will get them this fall. The dozen-odd sidewalk extensions on outer Balboa were completed in May as part of a larger project under construction since last year that also includes […]

The Future of the Better Streets Plan Hinges on Political Will

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The Mayor holds up a copy of The Better Streets Plan at a press conference yesterday: "Eat your heart out Portland." Photo by Bryan Goebel. Standing in the glaring Mission District sun yesterday on a wide new sidewalk, before a crowd of advocates, city planners, merchants, construction crews, artists and many others celebrating the completion […]

Noe Valley Gets Sidewalk Extensions and Decorative Crosswalks on 24th

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City officials celebrated new brick-trimmed crosswalks and sidewalk bulb-outs on 24th Street in Noe Valley at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The changes will make for a more pedestrian- and transit-friendly environment on Noe Valley’s commercial corridor. At Castro and Noe Streets, the transit bulb-outs — curb extensions at bus stops — will help speed up Muni’s 24 and […]