I-280 Freeway meets Sunnyside: Have your say about conditions

Running all along Sunnyside’s southeastern edge is the Interstate 280 freeway, a part of the neighborhood environment at many points since the freeway was built in 1964. Now CalTrans, the state highway agency, is offering the public an opportunity to tell them about situations in San Francisco where pedestrians interact with freeway infrastructure and conditions are unsafe or inhospitable.

Where is it unsafe? What is your experience? Submit your story here: https://streetstory.berkeley.edu/

Read more about the program: https://www.sfcta.org/blogs/help-make-some-san-franciscos-busiest-streets-safer-pedestrians

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Judson Avenue daylighting completed; speed cushions to come

New red curbs designed to increase pedestrian safety on Judson Avenue at the Foerster and Gennessee intersections has been completed by SFMTA. This prevents cars and RVs from parking in such a way to block pedestrian visibility at intersections. The measure were approved a few months ago. Last week speed cushions were also approved for Judson for the blocks between Circular and Gennessee, further addressing this dangerous stretch where cars speed. The cushions will be installed sometime in the near future.

Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Foerster Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Foerster Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Gennessee Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.
Daylighting on south side of Judson Avenue at Gennessee Street. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

SFMTA: Daylighting planned for two Judson Ave. intersections

On the next SFMTA meeting agenda for April 19th is “daylighting” for two dangerous intersections on Judson Avenue. This is red curb painting which prevents cars from blocking pedestrian visibility. Excerpt from the agenda (view entire agenda here PDF):

Photo from SFMTA showing locations of red curbs.

Diagram of red-curb areas at Judson/Foerster nd Judson/Gennessee. Courtesy SFMTA engineer Elizabeth Chen.
Diagram of red-curb areas at Judson/Foerster and Judson/Gennessee. Courtesy SFMTA engineer Elizabeth Chen.

9. ESTABLISH – RED ZONES

  • A. Judson Avenue, south side, from Foerster Street to 53 feet easterly (between stop limit
    lines)
  • B. Judson Avenue, south side, from Foerster Street to 20 feet westerly #
  • C. Judson Avenue, south side, from west Gennessee Street curb line to 29 feet easterly
    (between crosswalks)
  • D. Judson Avenue, south side, from Gennessee Street to 20 feet westerly # (Supervisor
    District 7) Elizabeth Chen, elizabeth.chen@sfmta.com
  • Proposal to install red zones at the stem of the T and west approaches to the two
    intersections to improve pedestrian visibility.
Intersection of Foerster and Judson, with no crosswalks. Pedestrians must step out between parked cars to cross. Google Satellite View.
Intersection of Foerster and Judson, with no crosswalks. Pedestrians must step out between parked cars to cross. Google Satellite View.

Balboa Reservoir update: PDF presentation from July 9th community meeting

The most recent meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee was held on July 9, 2018. The subject was Transportation. The PDF of the slide presentation given by the developer AvalonBay/BRIDGE is available here. Below are a few slides from it. The next meeting of the BRCAC has not been scheduled yet, but tentatively planned as a “Community Park Day” in September.

 

Traffic Calming for your block

From Supervisor Yee’s Office and SFMTA.

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Speed hump and zebra crosswalk. Photo: SFMTA

SFMTA’s Residential Traffic Calming Program is a resident-directed, annual application-based program to address mid-block speeding on residential streets in San Francisco, and we are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program.

The deadline for submitting completed applications and petitions for the 2018-2019 traffic calming program is June 30, 2018.    Continue reading “Traffic Calming for your block”

Enhanced crosswalk installed at Hearst and Gennessee

As part of the pedestrian safety improvements resulting from the Participatory Budgeting grant that Sunnyside won in 2017, several changes have been made around the neighborhood, and are still in progress. This crosswalk was identified as a hazardous crossing, for both pedestrians and cars–there are stop signs only for traffic on Hearst Ave.

SFMTA rejected the request by SNA and Sunnyside neighbors to install a four-way stop here. Instead they have just completed a striped crosswalk for increased visibility.

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New crosswalk, Hearst and Gennessee. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

Although there are special signs to warn cars on Gennessee to yield to pedestrians, the sign for north-bound cars is completely obscured, rendering it useless.

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Looking north, Hearst and Gennessee. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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