New signal equipment on Frida Kahlo Way

For everyone who has waited at red lights on Frida Kahlo Way when there are no cars crossing the intersection, this is good news: SFMTA’s Signal Shop workers have installed new equipment to replace the broken detectors (did they ever work?) which have meant inefficient and frustrating experiences for drivers over the last few years.

SFMTA’s Mark Dreger, who is heading up the Ocean Avenue Safety Project, met recently with members of the SNA Balboa Reservoir Committee, and got an earful about the miseries of Frida Kahlo Way. He got this feedback to the right people, and the problem was fixed this week. The system will be getting the kinks worked out initally.

Feedback about Frida Kahlo Way? Contact SNA at info@SunnysideAssociation.org and we’ll make sure you are heard.

Phelan Avenue viewed from Flood Ave in Sunnyside. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association

SF Examiner: ‘Phelan Avenue to be renamed Frida Kahlo Way after public vote’

Source: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/phelan-avenue-renamed-frida-kahlo-way-public-vote

SF Examiner: Phelan Avenue to be renamed Frida Kahlo Way after public vote

By Laura Waxmann on April 4, 2018 11:00 am

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A man crosses Phelan Avenue near the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. CCSF and The City are planning to rename Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After a public vote that included City College of San Francisco and the surrounding neighborhood, Phelan Avenue’s contentious name will be replaced with that of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

The name change is an effort to strip away the legacy of former San Francisco Mayor James Duval Phelan from street signs in the area. Apart from his generous contribution to the arts, Phelan is remembered for anti-immigrant policies and racist election slogans in the early 1900s.  Continue reading “SF Examiner: ‘Phelan Avenue to be renamed Frida Kahlo Way after public vote’”