This Week: Talking Pedestrian Safety on Sixth, Castro, and in D7

Pedestrian safety is the order of the week, starting this evening with a walking tour on Sixth Street where the SFMTA and Walk SF will discuss how to make it safer for walking.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

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

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Sixth Street Traffic Calming Pilot Project Community Meeting

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From Supervisor Jane Kim’s office: WHAT: Sixth Street Improvement Pilot Project Meeting WHO: Supervisor Jane Kim & SFMTA WHEN: Wednesday, 7/10/13 @ 6:00pm WHERE: Gene Friend Rec Center WHAT: Give input on the Sixth Street Improvement Project! The District 6 Pedestrian Safety Work Group and D6 community brainstormed with the SFMTA this past February on how […]

SF’s First Painted Sidewalk Extensions Come to Sixth Street

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A deadly stretch of Sixth Street received the city’s first painted sidewalk extensions last week, created using low-cost, temporary materials to help make pedestrians more visible. The SFMTA implemented the pilot project between Market and Harrison Streets — four blocks dense with residential hotels and shops — to help curb injuries while the agency develops plans […]
Sixth Street today, and as envisioned (before the safety project was watered down). Image: SFMTA

SFMTA Cuts Bike Lane from Planned Sixth Street Safety Improvements

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Streetsblog tipster and advocate Brian Coyne brought this to our attention: “SFMTA’s Sixth Street Safety Project, which Streetsblog has covered several times over the last few years, has now had the bike lane component removed.” The plan, as shown on the agency’s project page, is now to remove the bike facility and add an additional northbound […]

SFMTA Plans to Install Painted “Safety Zones” at 40 Intersections This Year

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The SFMTA has ramped up its roll-out of painted curb extensions, which the agency calls “safety zones,” at some of the city’s most dangerous corners. Twenty-one have been installed at at least 11 intersections, and the tally should reach 40 intersections by the end of the year, said SFMTA spokesperson Ben Jose. Painted bulb-outs are a low-cost […]

This Week: Valencia Gateway, Living Alleys, Safer Sixth St.

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The city is hosting public workshops this week on creating a greener, safer intersection at Valencia and Mission Streets, “living alleys” around Market Street and Octavia Boulevard, and a traffic calming pilot on Sixth Street. SPUR, meanwhile, has a full week of forums touching on topics ranging from the Central Corridor Plan to the future of suburbs. […]