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The San Francisco County County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) has an opening on their Citizens Advisory Committee for SF resident who is interested in transit, pedestrian safety, and transportation. Details below. 

Join the Citizens Advisory Committee

HELP US PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN SAN FRANCISCO
We are looking for candidates to apply for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Interested in the Caltrain Downtown Extension? Bus rapid transit? Safer streets and sidewalks? Bike lanes? Over the past decade, the CAC has helped the Transportation Authority Board guide the investment of over $1 billion in local transportation sales tax funds – matched with federal, state and other local funds – into projects that improve transportation in every neighborhood and citywide. Your voice is needed on the CAC. (more…)
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During the last round, Participatory Budgeting put $120,000 into the pipeline for improved pedestrian safety for Sunnyside.

Now it’s time to begin another round of crafting projects and proposals for the next season of District 7 Participatory Budgeting–the fifth year in Supervisor Norman Yee’s program. This process is open to all D7 residents. The Kick-Off meeting is Wed Nov 1, at Midtown Terrace Clubhouse, 280 Olympia, San Francisco.

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SNA has begun the process of demonstrating local interest in having locally focused programming at the Clubhouse at Sunnyside Playground. You can join the effort by signing the petition. Sign the online version here. Or page down for information about signing the paper version.

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The Sunnyside Playground Clubhouse, built in 1972, and refurbished ten years ago. 2017 Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

Do you know neighbors or friends who would sign this petition? Please post the link on social media or print out a paper version: Download a PDF of the paper petition here.

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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday August 7th. Find out what is happening in Sunnyside — hear from city officials and ask your questions — meet your neighbors in person — become a member of your neighborhood association.

Time and place: Monday August 7th, 2017, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s on the agenda:

  • James Shahamiri from SFMTA will speak about the implications of Monterey’s designation as a high injury corridor and answer your questions
  • Latest news about the Balboa Reservoir Project.
  • Captain McFadden from Ingleside Police Station on safety/crime and to answer your questions.
  • Erica Maybaum from Supervisor Norman Yee’s office with update on local issues and to answer your questions.
  • “Greenstorming” session with our members: how can we plan and work to improve Sunnyside’s outdoor spaces? Bring your ideas.
  • Also in the works are updates on Safeway renovation and Sunnyside Park.

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One of the intersections called out as dangerous to walkers and cyclists in SNA’s winning pedestrian safety proposal in the recent round of Participatory Budgeting was Baden Street and Hearst Avenue. This week a DPW contractor began work on the first step toward better safety for vulnerable road users here: installing ADA (yellow bumpy) ramps on each of the corners. Are painted crosswalks next?

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Baden St. at Hearst Ave. Construction on ADA ramps. May 30th 2017

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The votes are in from the recent round of District 7 Participatory Budgeting — and the Sunnyside pedestrian safety proposal got a fantastic number of notes — 892 — and came second in its category. As far as we know at this point, that secures the $120,000 needed to make those improvements happen. A big thank-you to all those who took the time to vote.

This is the package of improvements that SNA helped draft, working with Sunnyside Elementary School PTA, Friends of Monterey Boulevard, and other local residents. Congratulations are due all around! Details on what we asked for below.

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[VOTING CLOSED SAT APR 1.]

Your vote counts — help bring City funds our way! The voting is now open for the slate of projects chosen for Participatory Budgeting.  There are many projects and improvements to chose from — read through the whole list carefully.

Visit this page and cast your vote for the projects you think most worthy of being implemented in District 7: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/vote/  Scroll down to where it says “VOTE.”   Voting is open until Mar 31, 2017.

Full details on the package in this post, below image. The project that most directly affects Sunnyside is in the first section “Pedestrian Safety”. (Also look for a Parklet project for Monterey Blvd.)

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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