SFMTA Engineering Hearing


On the agenda:

  • Establish right lane must turn right except Muni at Townsend St, eastbound, at 7th St
  • Establishing sidewalk bulb-outs at Hyde and Pine Street intersection
  • Establishing loading zones on Hyde, 14th, Church, and Market Streets
  • Proposed withdrawal of Muni from BART Plus fare program


Parking-First “Save Polk Street” Crowd Attacks Van Ness BRT

“Save Polk Street” has aimed its parking-first agenda at Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. A couple dozen speakers protested the project an SFMTA hearing last week, distributing fearmongering flyers [PDF] claiming that removing some parking and banning left turns would “kill small businesses,” back up car traffic, and make the street more dangerous. The long-delayed Van Ness […]

Two-Way McAllister Provides a Direct Route for 5-Fulton Riders

Two-way access on the east end of McAllister Street has been restored for Muni buses, bicycles, and commercial vehicles, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced last week. The conversion, completed last Thursday, provides a more direct route to Market Street for the 5-Fulton Muni line, which has long been forced to detour off […]

A Safer Polk Street vs. Preserving a Sliver of Parking

A new entity that calls itself the “Save Polk Street Coalition” has come out against the developing plan to improve safety for people walking and biking on Polk Street because it would entail removing some parking spaces. The group’s website, which doesn’t identify any of the businesses or residents it claims to represent, decrees: “STOP the radical agenda […]

SFMTA Engineering Hearing

Agenda On the agenda: Establishing all-way stop at Amazon Avenue and Edinburgh Street Closure of north crosswalk, crossing Castro Street, at intersection with Alvarado Street Establishing sidewalk bulb-outs on Turk Street at Larkin, Hyde, and Franklin Streets Establish no left turn, 4-7pm M-F, northbound 2nd Street at Mission Establishing parking and movement restrictions related to new Phelan bus loop