As promised, progress on the Upper Haight's Public Realm Plan, set to break ground in 2018, is humming along. Last week, the SFMTA and SF Public Works held a community meeting to reveal plans for the redesign of the Haight & Ashbury corner, as well as the street at large. The meeting was followed by a tree walk with an urban forester, who explained which trees need removal or replacement, and why.
Elements for the street redesign include new sidewalk paving, new pedestrian-scale lighting, widened sidewalks, transit bulb-outs, "decorative intersection treatments" at significant corners (think pedestrian-sized bulb-outs with designs on the sidewalk), plans for greening, and options for markers at the Haight/Ashbury intersection.
SF Public Works compiled all the research, inspiration, and design ideas into a 36-page PDF document with high-res photos and explanations of all the elements, which you can find it at this link.
When you're done perusing, you can complete a survey and select your favorite options for the lighting, sidewalk pavement, and decorative elements. The survey can be found at this link, and it's pretty brief. It'll be open for comment for 11 more days, so make sure you fill it out by July 25th.
Were you at last week's community meeting? Tell us what you think of the Haight's proposed new digs in the comments.
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