New stop sign at Congo and Hearst

Your District 7 Participatory Budgeting dollars at work: SFMTA approved a four-way stop at Congo St and Hearst Ave a while back, a result of our 2017 grant from the PB program, but it was just installed this week. Thanks, SFMTA — and thanks, Dept of Public Works.

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Congo Street at Hearst Ave. New stop sign.

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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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All four Sunnyside Participating Budgeting projects won!

Just released: the winners of this year’s District 7 Participatory Budgeting include the four projects designed by Sunnyside residents for our neighborhood:

  • Vision Zero / traffic calming on Judson Ave;
  • Sunnyside Elementary School playground improvements;
  • Increased pedestrian safety at the Mangels/Foerster crosswalk;
  • Needed tables and chairs for the Sunnyside Playground Plaza, so that it can be used for events.

Here is the full list:

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SFMTA: Yet more pedestrian safety upgrades for Sunnyside streets

SFMTA sends this update on how they are implementing pedestrian safety improvements in Sunnyside, in part as a result of our Participating Budgeting grant from last year, but also due to the increased attention Monterey Blvd is getting since being identified as a High-Injury Corridor last year. Images added by SNA for illustration.

It’s time for an update on the progress of the Sunnyside area traffic and safety improvements were listed in the participatory budget application.

  • The feedback on daylighting of intersections on Monterey Blvd, Hearst Street and Congo Street were mostly supportive of some parking loss to increasing pedestrian safety, so we are moving forward with this plan.
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    Daylighting increases visibility. Left, without; right, with.

    Work orders should be sent out in the next week or two with implementation within the next month.

  • We do not recommend stop signs at Gennessee/Hearst and Congo/Mangels. Additional red zones as part of the daylighting will be installed. Continental crosswalks will be installed at Gennessee/Hearst.  

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Pedestrian safety and parks and playgrounds: Please vote for Sunnyside

Voting closed — we’ll post results as soon as we get them.

If you haven’t voted yet in Participatory Budgeting, please do it today. These are local projects designed for your neighborhood, by your neighbors (see Sunnyside’s list below)—but they don’t get funded without your vote. http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote. Voting season is open until midnight, Saturday Apr 14. All District 7 residents can vote. (Don’t know if you are D7? See map.)

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. We did it last year, we can do it again. Please Vote for Sunnyside!  http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote.  


 The short list of Sunnyside projects to vote for (details follow):

  • Judson Ave. Traffic Calming
  • Mangels-Foerster Crosswalk
  • Sunnyside Park Plaza activation
  • Sunnyside Elementary Playground
  • Vision Zero / Pedestrian Safety

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Vote for Sunnyside!

ParticipatoryBudgeting2018_SocialMediaImages_bannerParticipatory Budgeting voting season is here: From April 1 to April 14, all District 7 residents can vote on which community-initiated projects to fund. (D7 Map.) Your vote is the critical for bringing money to our neighborhood for projects designed by your neighbors! Please take a moment and vote here: http://sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote

Four projects were developed by Sunnyside residents, and will have a direct impact on our neighborhood–but only if they get enough votes. Vote for Sunnyside!  Continue reading “Vote for Sunnyside!”