SF Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee

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Agenda

Including: Sloat Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project

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Monday: Your Chance to Speak on the Bike Yield Law

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On Monday at 1:30 p.m., the land use and transportation committee of the SF Board of Supervisors is going to discuss the Bike Yield Law at City Hall. This is an important opportunity to speak up for common-sense bike and traffic enforcement policies. The ordinance would instruct San Francisco police to, in practice, adopt an “Idaho Stop” […]

Supe Wiener’s Misguided Opposition to Sunday Parking Meters

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Since Scott Wiener took office as District 8 supervisor, he’s stood out as a progressive transportation advocate at City Hall, holding the SFMTA accountable for improving service for Muni riders, making the streets safer for pedestrians, and more. So it was disappointing to hear him say he’s against the SFMTA’s long-overdue proposal to enforce parking meters […]

SFMTA Board Repeals Sunday Parking Meters

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The SFMTA Board of Directors today caved to pressure from Mayor Ed Lee by removing Sunday parking meters, a move folded into its approval of the agency’s two-year budget. The Sunday meter reversal was supported by all but one of the SFMTA’s board members, who are appointed by the mayor. Board member Cristina Rubke said she […]

Many Motorheads Backing Measure to “Restore Balance” for Cars

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The backers of the ballot initiative to “restore balance” on San Francisco’s streets are beginning to emerge. The “balance” they speak of would enshrine free parking and give over large parts of streets to cars. According to the list of endorsements posted on its website, the “coalition” (which apparently dropped its “Free the Streets” title) is […]

Supes Avalos, Wiener Clash on Equitable Spending Strategies for Muni

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Supervisors John Avalos and Scott Wiener are sparring over how new revenue for transit should be spent to benefit the Muni riders who need it most. With tax measures proposed for the 2014 ballot that could significantly increase transportation funds, Avalos introduced a charter amendment yesterday that would “require the city to prioritize investments to address existing […]

Bikeway on Mission Street Would Cost More Than One on Market

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Constructing raised, protected bike lanes on downtown Mission Street would cost more than building them on Market, according to SF Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin. The Mission bikeway proposal, which recently surfaced as an option to be studied in the repeatedly-delayed Better Market Street project, would entail abandoning long-sought bike safety improvements on Market, which is […]