San Francisco - Transportation & Infrastructure
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Large parts of Valencia, Fillmore, and Haight Streets get speeds reduced to 20 MPH
A new law took effect January 1 allowing streets with dining and retail to lower their speed limits, and San Francisco wasted no time implementing this on seven retail-heavy streets.
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The 31-Balboa (partially) returns August 14, and the M-Ocean View will roll at full power
A couple more additions to the late summer Muni service reinstatements, and the M-Ocean View gets its trains back, and the 31-Balboa returns on a limited route.
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Final phase of Upper Market Street Safety Project construction begins July 1
Construction on the final phase of the Upper Market Street Safety Project is set to begin Thursday, July 1. The project aims to increase safety and comfort for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike on Upper Market Street between Octavia Boulevard and Castro Street.
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More than half of SF residents surveyed say the Upper Great Highway should remain car-free
A majority of respondents to a recent survey by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority say they think the Upper Great Highway along Ocean Beach ought to remain closed to vehicle traffic post-pandemic. 53 percent of residents, many of them living in the Sunset District, said the four-lane stretch between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way should remain the pedestrian and bicycle promenade that it has been for the past year.
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Supervisor Dean Preston pushes for free Muni for the rest of the pandemic
The District 5 supervisor is lobbying the SFMTA to eliminate fare until COVID-19 blows over, “to restore ridership and put money into struggling San Franciscan’s pockets when they need it most.”
San Francisco Tenderloin
SFMTA seeks feedback on Tenderloin traffic safety proposals, including 20-mph speed limit, next week
The Tenderloin may see a neighborhood-wide decrease in vehicle speed limits, and restrictions on right turns on red lights, if two proposals posed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) are approved.
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Tenderloin safety advocates seek community-led alternatives to police traffic enforcement
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Tenderloin Community Benefit District have teamed up to evaluate potential measures to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety through community-led enforcement.
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Yet another cyclist hit by car on Fell Street prompts calls for Wiggle bike path safety measures
Sup. Dean Preston calls safety upgrades to the Fell and Divisadero Streets intersection that’s notorious to cyclists as one of the most dangerous in town.
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Castro gets second Shared Spaces street closure, Noe Street goes car-free this Sunday
SFMTA approved the Castro Merchants' request to close Noe Street between 16th and Market Streets and Beaver Street. Castro residents will be familiar with the footprint as it's the same one used for Castro Farmers' Market on Wednesdays.
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Castro Muni station elevator project delayed, Harvey Milk Plaza redesign slowly moves forward
Hoodline has learned that the construction of a new glass elevator at Castro Muni station and Harvey Milk Plaza (Market and Castro Streets) has been delayed until fall 2021.
Self-published book by SFMTA staff offers an in-depth perspective of Muni vehicles and the agency's history
Muni history fans looking for an escape from recent political upheaval and public health crises should find some relief in SFMTA Transit Planner Paul Bignardi’s A Fleet History of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.