SFMTA: Yet more pedestrian safety upgrades for Sunnyside streets

SFMTA sends this update on how they are implementing pedestrian safety improvements in Sunnyside, in part as a result of our Participating Budgeting grant from last year, but also due to the increased attention Monterey Blvd is getting since being identified as a High-Injury Corridor last year. Images added by SNA for illustration.

It’s time for an update on the progress of the Sunnyside area traffic and safety improvements were listed in the participatory budget application.

  • The feedback on daylighting of intersections on Monterey Blvd, Hearst Street and Congo Street were mostly supportive of some parking loss to increasing pedestrian safety, so we are moving forward with this plan.
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    Daylighting increases visibility. Left, without; right, with.

    Work orders should be sent out in the next week or two with implementation within the next month.

  • We do not recommend stop signs at Gennessee/Hearst and Congo/Mangels. Additional red zones as part of the daylighting will be installed. Continental crosswalks will be installed at Gennessee/Hearst.  

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Pedestrian safety and parks and playgrounds: Please vote for Sunnyside

Voting closed — we’ll post results as soon as we get them.

If you haven’t voted yet in Participatory Budgeting, please do it today. These are local projects designed for your neighborhood, by your neighbors (see Sunnyside’s list below)—but they don’t get funded without your vote. http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote. Voting season is open until midnight, Saturday Apr 14. All District 7 residents can vote. (Don’t know if you are D7? See map.)

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. We did it last year, we can do it again. Please Vote for Sunnyside!  http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote.  


 The short list of Sunnyside projects to vote for (details follow):

  • Judson Ave. Traffic Calming
  • Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
  • Sunnyside Park Plaza activation
  • Sunnyside Elementary Playground
  • Vision Zero / Pedestrian Safety

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Participatory Budgeting is here: Your vote directly supports local projects

ParticipatoryBudgeting2018_SocialMediaImages_bannerParticipatory Budgeting voting season is here: From April 1 to April 14, all District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund. (D7 Map.) Your vote is the critical for bringing money to our neighborhood for projects designed by your neighbors! Please take a moment and vote here: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. Vote for Sunnyside!


The short list of Sunnyside projects to vote for (details follow):

  1. Judson Traffic Calming
  2. Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
  3. Sunnyside Park Plaza activiation
  4. Sunnyside Elementary Playground 

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Vote for Sunnyside!

ParticipatoryBudgeting2018_SocialMediaImages_bannerParticipatory Budgeting voting season is here: From April 1 to April 14, all District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund. (D7 Map.) Your vote is the critical for bringing money to our neighborhood for projects designed by your neighbors! Please take a moment and vote here: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. Vote for Sunnyside!  Continue reading “Vote for Sunnyside!”

SF Examiner: ‘Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure’

Source SF Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/balboa-reservoir-housing-project-opponents-launch-ballot-measure/

Also, there is this recent piece on sfcurbed:
https://sf.curbed.com/2018/3/16/17130218/balboa-reservoir-save-ccsf-yimby-nimby-housing


Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure

By Laura Waxmann on March 15, 2018 5:28 pm

Advocates concerned that a proposed 1,100 unit housing development at the Balboa Reservoir will exacerbate parking issues and further delay long-standing construction plans for a performance center at City College of San Francisco are planning to take the issue to city voters.

On Monday, Save CCSF, a coalition of City College professors, community members and public education advocates, filed initial paperwork for a ballot measure that would prohibit new development on the Balboa Reservoir site until a planned Performing Arts Education Center on an adjacent site is “built, completed and opened to the public.”

Advocates for the Save CCSF coalition have spoken out against the “privatization of public land” and called for the Public Utilities Commission, which owns the reservoir, to transfer the land to City College.

“I don’t think there should be housing built right now, it should be a campus,” said Tomasita Medal, of Save CCSF.  Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Balboa Reservoir housing project opponents launch ballot measure’”

Mar 15: Balboa Reservoir Project fiscal feasibility meeting

On Thursday Mar 15, there will be a meeting on the Balboa Reservoir fiscal feasibility–at the 10 a.m. meeting of the Budget & Finance Sub-Committee, in City Hall Room 250.

It is the final item on the meeting’s agenda, which can be downloaded here.

Note that the Budget & Finance Committee will also be meeting at 1 p.m. on March 15, but the Balboa Reservoir project will not be discussed at that time.

Read more about the project at the top tab on this page.

Update from SFMTA on the Sunnyside Pedestrian Safety money

From Philip Louie, Associate Engineer, SFMTA, regarding the Sunnyside Pedestrian Safety Proposal funds ($120,000) allocated during 2017 Participatory Budgeting. Read about the Proposal here.

“Below is a breakdown of the requests in the Participatory Budget application. Some of these still need to be reviewed to ensure they meet our feasibility standards. The timeline for these measures is that they will all be complete by July of this year unless otherwise noted; as more specific timelines are figured out we can plan to let the group know. The measures include:

1. Speed Radar Feedback signs – already met with you to determine location and continuing to move forward on this

o At Monterey and Acadia, for westbound traffic

2.  Speed humps at various locations – we are awaiting speed data to determine eligibility. For the locations that qualify, we will send a ballot to residents of that street. The humps that are approved should be constructed in the summer/fall, dependent on workload for the construction crews. The locations are:

o Joost from Baden – Congo

o Mangels: Baden to Nordoff and Nordoff to Congo

o Congo between Mangels and Stillings

o Melrose between Mangels and Gennessee

3.  Pedestrian safety improvements on several streets will include new high visibility crosswalks,  Continue reading “Update from SFMTA on the Sunnyside Pedestrian Safety money”