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.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND LINKS TO THE APPLICATIONS IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND CHINESE.  Continue reading “No petition required now: Traffic Calming for your block”

Sidewalk hearts in the time of Covid-19

To cheer up your essential bout of exercise, in deep colors, from our local sidewalk artist, Amar Pai. At Monterey and Detroit. See more photos here.

Chalked sidewalk arts by Amar Pai, Monterey and Detroit, April 2020.
Chalked sidewalk art by Amar Pai, Monterey and Detroit, April 2020.
Chalked sidewalk arts by Amar Pai, Monterey and Detroit, April 2020.
Chalked sidewalk art by Amar Pai, Monterey and Detroit, April 2020.

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Analysis and Opinion: Balboa Reservoir Development

The following is analysis and opinion by Jennifer Heggie, the current chair of SNA’s Balboa Reservoir Committee, and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

BALBOA RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT

By Jennifer Heggie, Chair, SNA Balboa Reservoir Committee

The Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report identifies a number of areas in which the proposed development will create a significant adverse impact to the surroundings even after possible mitigation is implemented. These relate to Air Quality, Noise, and Transportation and Circulation. Neighborhood comments suggest that even with these identified harmful results, some of the tests used to draft the DSEIR were inadequate.

Transportation and Circulation 

There are three areas of significant impact to transportation and circulation due to the construction and/or operations of the Balboa Reservoir that would  result in Significant and Unavoidable adverse impacts with no feasible Mitigation or Significant and Unavoidable adverse impacts with Mitigation.  Continue reading “Analysis and Opinion: Balboa Reservoir Development”

Balboa Reservoir housing project: Design Guidelines draft now available

[UPDATE March 8th: The meeting of the BRCAC is now cancelled, to be rescheduled later.]

The Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee will next meet on Monday March 9th (6-8 PM) at City College Multi-Use Building (Rm 140). The topic will be the draft Design Standards and Guidelines document, which sets out standards for a great many aspects of the project. PDF available here:

https://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_Design_Standards_Guidelines_DRAFT-022420.pdf

Article about the DSG on Socketsite: https://socketsite.com/archives/2020/02/design-standards-for-balboa-reservoir-redevelopment-released.html

Here is a small selection of slides from the 282-page document.

DRAFT Design Standards and Guidelines - Balboa Reservoir Neighbo
Slide from Balboa Reservoir draft Design Standards and Guidelines. https://default.sfplanning.org/plans-and-programs/planning-for-the-city/public-sites/balboareservoir/balboareservoir_Design_Standards_Guidelines_DRAFT-022420.pdf

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Quick response by City on stolen stop sign

Last weekend, a stop sign disappeared from the corner of Hearst and Edna. Notified by neighbors, the Dept of Public Works replaced the sign on this busy school corner promptly on Monday morning.

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New stop sign, Hearst and Edna, Feb 10, 2020.

But they forgot the “One-Way” sign on top, to prevent cars turning the wrong way into a narrow section of Edna. The problem was addressed quickly once again, early on Tuesday morning.  Continue reading “Quick response by City on stolen stop sign”