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Gentrification Fears Threaten to Derail Mission Street Improvements

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Mission District residents who equate streetscape improvements with rising rents dominated a community meeting discussion yesterday about public space upgrades along Mission Street. It was the Planning Department’s latest public meeting about its Mission Street Public Life Plan, an effort to envision Mission Street “as a vital transit corridor with art, commerce and new public spaces for people […]

Some Residents Urge City to Make Bolder Safety Upgrades on Potrero

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The city’s latest proposal to improve safety and transit service on Potrero Avenue is slightly different than earlier versions of the plan. While the redesign would expand pedestrian space, some residents at a public meeting yesterday pointed out that it could do much more to make the street safer for biking and walking. Staff from the Department […]

This Week: Safer Potrero, Geary BRT Town Hall

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Get involved in safety improvements on Potrero Avenue at a community workshop on Tuesday, and discuss the latest on the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project at a town hall hosted by Supervisor Eric Mar. Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: The Department of Public Works and the SFMTA will hold a community meeting […]

Gateway or Boulevard? SFMTA Narrows Options for Fixing Masonic Avenue

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) options for fixing Masonic Avenue, a major north-south traffic sewer that was the scene of the city’s first and only bicycle fatality this year, have been narrowed to two designs. While each option would calm auto traffic in slightly different ways and offer different amenities for bicyclists, both […]

Potrero Ave. Safety Redesign Limps Toward the Finish Line

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Updated 11/14, 2:34 p.m. with response from Supervisor David Campos below. Design options for the embattled plan to improve safety Potrero Avenue have come down to the two blocks between 22nd and 24th Streets in front of SF General Hospital. According to a vote via stickers placed on a board, most attendees at a public […]

Fearmongering Overwhelms Facts at Meeting About Livable Polk Street

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A mob mentality ruled at a neighborhood meeting last night on safety improvements for Polk Street, where attendees booed any suggestion that removing car parking to make room for pedestrian and bicycle amenities might be worthwhile. Fact-based discussion was in short supply at the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association meeting. Instead, hyperbole and misinformation were the […]