A Crosswalk at Judson and Foerster, Finally

After years of requests from local residents for a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Judson Avenue and Foerster Street–where cars routinely speed–one has finally been installed. The crosswalk was planned as a result of D7 Participatory Budget proposal for Judson Avenue improvements, which included daylighting at this intersection. The last year has also seen sewer work, ADA ramps, and repaving along Judson.

New crosswalk at Judson and Foerster, Dec 2020. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
New crosswalk at Judson and Foerster, Dec 2020. Photo: Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
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Have your say: Slow Streets in Sunnyside

[UPDATE Dec 19, 2020: Survey closed. See the results of the survey here.]

SFMTA’s Slow Streets program aims to make more socially distanced, covid-safe outdoor space available in neighborhoods, and has been implemented in many other areas of the city. The program has yet to come to a street in Sunnyside, Ingleside, or any other south-central district. For the next phase of the program, Sunnyside’s Hearst Avenue was chosen. Hearst is already the bicycle route through the neighborhood, which coordinates with the Slow Streets program aim of encouraging non-car use of the street.

Right now, SFMTA is taking your feedback about Hearst Ave. as a choice for the program. To learn more about what this would mean for the neighborhood and to give your feedback via a short survey, visit this page: https://www.sfmta.com/projects/slow-streets-outer-mission

Slow Streets on Lake Street. Photo: SFMTA
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Balboa Reservoir Project Approved by SF Board of Supervisors

This week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave the final approval for the Balboa Reservoir Project, the housing development planned for the Upper Balboa Reservoir located south of Sunnyside next to City College. The project will have 1100 units of housing, including 550 units of affordable housing, about 100 market-rate houses, 150 units for educators, a central two-acre park, childcare facilities, a community room for public use, and other features. View slides from the Design Standard and Guidelines (PDF) at the end of this post.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir, slated for development, which has been used as CCSF parking for decades. Photo courtesy SF Housing Action Coalition.
The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir, slated for development, which has been used as CCSF parking for six decades. Photo courtesy SF Housing Action Coalition.

The approval marks the end of a five-year-long process that encompassed regular community engagement. SNA and Sunnyside residents regularly participated in meetings of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee.  The committee was initiated in 2015 by President Norman Yee, supervisor for District 7 where the site is located.

Read an archive of posts about the Balboa Reservoir Project on this website here. Links to news articles found below.

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No petition required now: Traffic Calming for your block

New! Take advantage of Covid-19-related changes to the SFMTA traffic calming program to get speed humps on your block without the usual petition and signature requirements.


SFMTA TRAFFIC CALMING PROGRAM

UPDATE FOR APPLICANTS: Applications for the Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Traffic Calming Program are due by June 30, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the SFMTA is waiving the petition/signature requirement for the remainder of this application period. Please submit your completed Traffic Calming Request Form by the deadline and remember a petition is not required for applications submitted from May 4, 2020 through June 30, 2020. All applications for the FY2020/2021 Traffic Calming Program Cycle, including those submitted without a petition as provided above, will follow the same standard evaluation process.

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Daylighting planned for Monterey and Acadia

On the SFMTA agenda for the next meeting, Jan 24th, proposed daylighting (red-curb painting for pedestrian visibility) for the intersection of Monterey and Acadia, on south side. Part of a project chosen by SFMTA and Supervisor Yee to implement daylighting measures all along Monterey Boulevard. Details below. Full agenda here. Meeting info here.

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