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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,  (more…)

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From SFMTA: As Muni service continues to improve in 2018, the agency is launching new surveys reaching riders, students and people with disabilities as a part of the Muni Service Equity Strategy. Since you are part of SFMTA’s valued stakeholders, we are asking for your participation to help us improve transit service performance in the Bayview, Chinatown, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Oceanview, South of Market, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley, and Western Addition neighborhoods. Also, because your organization works with riders in these areas, we would appreciate your assistance in sharing the most relevant survey links with your networks at your earliest opportunity. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, February 2.

General Customer Survey
English: www.sfmta.com/equity-english
Chinese: www.sfmta.com/equity-chinese
Spanish: www.sfmta.com/equity-spanish
Tagalog: www.sfmta.com/equity-tagalog
Vietnamese: www.sfmta.com/equity-vietnamese

Seniors and People with Disabilities Customer Survey    
English: www.sfmta.com/equity-spd
Chinese: www.sfmta.com/equity-spd-chinese 
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Stark message about distracted driving, from recent article in SFWeekly.

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What’s more dangerous? [Smartphone vs alcoholic drink] Your phone. You’re 6 times more likely to crash that driving drunk. Driving distracted is deadly driving.

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The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Framework for the Balboa Area has been released in its final form, with an introductory letter from Supervisor Norman Yee. (PDF of TDM and letter here.) The TDM will guide planning for transportation in the Balboa Station/Balboa Reservoir area, setting priorities for managing the increase in traffic and transit use resulting from future changes (such as the Balboa Reservoir Project housing development). From the executive summary:

“The Balboa Area Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Framework process was designed to initiate collaboration between the City, City College of San Francisco (CCSF), and surrounding neighborhoods in the effort to encourage sustainable transportation choices in the area. … [The] four overarching goals for the Balboa Area:
• Reduce vehicle-miles traveled (VMT)
• Reduce auto trips
• Reduce traffic congestion
• Reduce transportation costs to preserve housing affordability”

An excerpt from Supervisor Yee’s introductory letter:

“After several rounds of community input and revisions, the development of the TDM Framework included discussions that led to a greater understanding of community concerns related to traffic, safety, transit, and data collection. … Ultimately, the TDM Framework sparked an ongoing, productive conversation and path forward for the many ways we can encourage sustainable travel and maintain access for all in the Balboa Area. This is a continuing work in progress and an ongoing conversation and collaboration with the students, employees, and residents in the neighborhood.”

The agenda for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority meeting on Tuesday Jan 9 (10am, Room 250, City Hall) indicates they will be adopting the framework then. The meeting is open to the public.

Public comment can also be submitted to: Clerk of the Board Alberto Quintanilla clerk@sfcta.org .

More info on meeting here

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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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The long-awaited pedestrian-activated beacon was finally installed today on Monterey Boulevard at the Detroit Street crosswalk by city contractor BayAreaLightworks.

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New pedestrian-activated beacon at Detroit Street crosswalk on Monterey Blvd.

Unfortunately the position of the previously-placed pedestrian alert sign blocks the view of the new beacon for some west-bound automobiles. Hopefully SFMTA’s signage workers will correct this problem soon.

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New beacon is located behind “State Law” sign for some westbound cars. and so blocked from view. On Monterey Blvd at Detroit Street crosswalk.

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At the last SNA meeting, Captain Joseph McFadden of the Ingleside Police Station told attendees that his officers would be out during August on Monterey Blvd (as they often are) enforcing moving violations of the type identified by the City’s Vision Zero program–those that endanger vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. Last year we had collisions resulting in severe injuries and one death on Monterey, triggering the new designation as a “high-injury corridor.” Yesterday a resident saw several citations taking place on Monterey.

Related news: a skateboarder sustained life-threatening injuries in a collision at the corner of Joost and Foerster last night. More on Hoodline: http://hoodline.com/2017/08/skateboarder-critically-injured-after-sunnyside-collision and SFist: http://sfist.com/2017/08/18/skateboarder_left_with_life-threate.php

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Officer handing out a citation on Monterey Blvd near Congo St, a two-block stretch prone of automobile speeding.

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