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You are invited: Come to the quarterly meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association on Monday April 24th. Find out what is happening in Sunnyside — hear from city officials and ask your questions — meet your neighbors in person — become a member of your neighborhood association.

Time and place: Monday April 24th, 7-8:30 pm, at St Finn Barr Auditorium (415 Edna Street at Hearst Ave).

What’s On the Agenda: This is an exciting time for Sunnyside. Our pedestrian safety proposal won the funds to improve our streets during recent Participatory Budgeting — hear details about how this project will go.

There is a very important housing and park development, Balboa Reservoir Project, that will go up just on our south border — hear how you can have an effect on which proposed idea is chosen — and it’s happening soon. A representative from the Planning Dept will be here to present information on the Project.

There will be speakers on the urban beekeeping issue, and the Natural Areas Program, pesticides, tree removal and run-off. A representative from Supervisor Yee’s office will be present.  And there will be time to hear from members about their ideas and concerns.

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We welcome all residents of Sunnyside to attend, and membership is open to all residents. We rely on members’ dues to pay our expenses. If you are not a member, you can join that evening. If you need to pay your dues, you can also do that. Or join or renew online (see below or click ‘Membership’ tab at the top).        (more…)

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As reported yesterday on Friends of Monterey Blvd Fb page, part of the infrastructure required for the pedestrian flashing beacon has been put in place on Monterey Boulevard at Detroit Street crosswalk — three poles for the lights and signal buttons (one on the north side not visible here).

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Detroit crosswalk on Monterey Blvd

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[VOTING CLOSED SAT APR 1.]

Your vote counts — help bring City funds our way! The voting is now open for the slate of projects chosen for Participatory Budgeting.  There are many projects and improvements to chose from — read through the whole list carefully.

Visit this page and cast your vote for the projects you think most worthy of being implemented in District 7: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/vote/  Scroll down to where it says “VOTE.”   Voting is open until Mar 31, 2017.

Full details on the package in this post, below image. The project that most directly affects Sunnyside is in the first section “Pedestrian Safety”. (Also look for a Parklet project for Monterey Blvd.)

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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Residents in Sunnyside with tight space to maneuver into the driveway may be tempted to paint their own curbs red …

But this isn’t legal, and SFMTA will paint over it at some point.

Do it the legal way: any resident can get an eligible curb-cut painted by contacting SFMTA: https://www.sfmta.com/services/streets-sidewalks/installation-requests/new-color-curb. This is how they look when SFMTA does it:

More info: https://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/parking/curb-colors

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From SF Planning: press release about the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) legislation. This will have an impact on the Balboa Reservoir Project, just to the south of Sunnyside. Read the press release below on SF Planning websitehttp://sf-planning.org/article/san-francisco-moves-forward-groundbreaking-transportation-demand-management-legislation. Here is recent coverage in Wiredhttps://www.wired.com/2017/02/win-war-cars-san-francisco-weaponizes-real-estate/

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SFMTA: San Francisco Moves Forward With Groundbreaking Transportation Demand Management Legislation

Most progressive program in the country requires developers to provide on-site amenities that support sustainable modes of transportation

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance yesterday amending the Planning Code to establish a Transportation Demand Management Program. The Transportation Demand Management Program, or TDM, is a citywide program developed by the San Francisco Planning Department, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and San Francisco County Transportation Authority, requiring developments to provide on-site amenities that support sustainable modes of transportation and reduce single-occupancy driving trips associated with new development

The ordinance, sponsored by Supervisors Malia Cohen, Jeff Sheehy, London Breed, Mark Farrell, and Ahsha Safai, applies to projects with 10 units or more of new residential development, 10,000 square feet or more of commercial development, and large (25,000 square feet) changes of use. Residential projects that are 100 percent affordable are exempt.          (more…)

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The Community Advisory Committee on improvements to the Balboa Park Bart Station is meeting Tuesday Jan 24. More here: https://www.sfmta.com/calendar/meetings/balboa-park-station-community-advisory-committee-january-24-2017

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Tim Chan,  Manager of Planning for Bart, will be discussing  the BART passenger drop off and pick up facility as it relates to the Upper Yard Development Project, including various options and impacts, and the analysis, findings and recommendations of a recent study.

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[Source: https://www.sfmta.com/news/press-releases/sfmta-weekend-transit-and-traffic-advisory. Notable change: projected date of Dec 24th for reopening Ocean Avenue between Geneva and San Jose. Click here for holiday weekend parking info.]

SFMTA UPDATE:  Balboa Park Station Improvement Project

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Now until Further Notice: The Balboa Park Station Area and Plaza Improvements project broke ground on February 29 to implement safety, accessibility and transit improvements around the Balboa Park Station. Weather permitting, construction work for the project is anticipated to last through December 2016.

Since Friday, November 11, eastbound Ocean Avenue between Geneva and San Jose avenues is closed and is scheduled to open on Saturday, December 24.

To accommodate the street closure, the following eastbound Muni routes have been rerouted to Geneva Avenue and stops in both directions are impacted.          (more…)

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