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SFMTA: Sunnyside bike-share stations

On May 17, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency meeting will consider for approval two Ford GoBike stations for Sunnyside, at Gennessee at Monterey and on Judson near Gennessee (marked on map with yellow spots). Additional stations to complete the network have yet to find locations.

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View whole FordGoBike expansion map here. 

 

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The Judson station will take four parking places. The Gennessee station will not take any parking places, just a portion of a very wide sidewalk.

To complete the station network locally, two additional stations are needed for the neighborhood, in the area of eastern Sunnyside where there are no markers on the map above–between the two proposed stations and the already installed station at Glen Park BART. Any station in these areas will remove three parking spaces. Continue reading “SFMTA: Sunnyside bike-share stations”

Planning Commission hearing on new structure at 149 Mangels Avenue

The empty lot adjacent to the Joost-Baden Mini-Park at 149 Mangels Ave. was bought recently and plans submitted by a developer to the Planning Dept to build a structure on the property. [Below, photos of park and site.]

A discretionary review filed by the neighbor on the east side of the structure (PDF) is on the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting on May 23rd (City Hall Room 400, 1 PM). The discretionary review document provides a thorough-going history of this steeply sloped and troubled property. Plans by the owner can viewed here (PDF).

West elevation and front elevations for planned house at 149 Mangels Ave.
West elevation and front elevations for planned house at 149 Mangels Ave.

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The officers of SNA have concerns about the impact on the park and the aesthetics of the face of the building fronting the park. Continue reading “Planning Commission hearing on new structure at 149 Mangels Avenue”

Supervisor Yee visits Always Active senior program

The new Sunnyside senior exercise program began on May 1st, and is now going strong. Funds were secured by District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee and his office, and yesterday he visited a class. The program took a while to find a home, but now that it has, it is sure to flourish for a long time to come! Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am at St Finn Barr Hall, 415 Edna Street. All seniors welcome.

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Supervisor Norman Yee with the Always Active senior exercise program, May 15, 2019. Image: Genny Pinzon.

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Traffic calming for your block

SFMTA’s traffic-calming program enables residents on a block to request measures to reduce mid-block speeding and increase street safety. The upcoming deadline for applications is June 28th.

Complete information and applications (three languages) available here:

https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/walk/residential-traffic-calming-program

Different types of traffic calming are appropriate on different types of streets – most often it involves physical safety improvements such as speed humps, speed cushions, speed tables, raised crosswalks, median islands, traffic circles, changes to lane widths, and lane shifting. These measures have been proven to reduce speeding and increase safety.