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Mayor Ed Lee, along with the heads of the SFPD and SFMTA, vowed yesterday to crack down on double parking and "box blocking" as part of broader "Congestion Management Strategy to improve traffic flow and safety." It's a big promise, upending SF's history of lax enforcement towards parking violations that routinely make streets more dangerous and snarl transit. Comment?
BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF's western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART's acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee that regional transportation agencies plan to fund a study of a subway connecting the South of Market area to Alameda, with a possible extension west underneath the Market Street subway, towards the Richmond and Sunset Districts. Comment?
The question, "Do I have room to make it across?," apparently does not factor into the decision of many drivers who accede to the beckoning green light - only to end up sitting astride a crosswalk, in the path of a Muni bus packed with 70 people, or dozens of other commuters trying to bike or drive through on the cross-street. to the wishful thinking of impatient automobile drivers. Comment?
Pedestrian safety advocates, including SF County Transportation Authority Chief Tilly Chang , at a Walk to Work Day event in April. Photo: Aaron Bialick A coalition of street safety advocates will hold a rally on the steps of City Hall tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., calling upon city leaders and agencies to step up the action on Vision Zero. Comment?
A new pedestrian crossing signal was installed at Sixth and Minna Streets, seen here before it was activated. Photo: Google Maps Mayor Ed Lee and D6 Supervisor Jane Kim held a press conference yesterday to activate a new pedestrian signal across deadly Sixth Street at Minna Street, a narrow cross street. Comment?
The SFMTA has proposed prohibiting private auto drivers from turning on to mid-Market Street and extending its transit-only lanes. Image: SFMTA ban private auto drivers from turning onto Market Street, between Third and Eighth Streets. Comment?
Developers agreed to pay the full property assessment rates to help fund transportation projects in the Transbay Transit Center District , under an agreement announced by the Board of Supervisors yesterday. Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee stood their ground against the developers, who hired former mayor Willie Brown as a lobbyist to try to lower the rates on the special infrastructure tax district, known as a Mello-Roos District. Comment?
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