Transportation Conversation Thurs May 31

Join us for a Transportation Conversation on Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Transportation Conversation
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Harvey Milk Center, 50 Scott Street at Duboce
Join us to hear a summary of the various transportation plans and projects in our neighborhood. An open discussion about transportation issues in Alamo Square, Hayes Valley, North of Panhandle, Lower Haight and Duboce Triangle.

Post Bay to Breakers 2012 survey

We hope your Bay to Breakers was enjoyable this year. Please take a few minutes to let us know how it went by completing our survey:
Thanks to everyone who helped out. It’s truly a massive undertaking and something that can only be done because of neighborhood involvement.

Alamo Square meeting tonight!

Join us for our bi-monthly neighborhood meeting!

Chateau Tivoli, 1057 Steiner Street at Golden Gate
7 p.m. – Meet and Greet
7:30 p.m. Meeting Starts

On the Agenda:
Restroom Renovation project update & garbage cans (Steve Cismowski)
Community Opportunity Fund project update
Park Strategy update
Oak/Fell Bikeways proposal May 18th hearing recap
Bay to Breakers recap
Vote on the proposed amendments to the ASNA bylaws
Alamo Square Flea Market 2012 – update

Park volunteer day Saturday June 2

Saturday, June 2, 2012
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet at the tennis court — coffee provided!

Restroom Replacement mtg 2 – Wed May 16

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ida B. Well High School, 1099 Hayes Street at Pierce

Citywide Restroom Replacement Program:  Alamo Square was selected to receive a newly renovated or replacement restroom facility funded through the 2008 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.

Community Meeting #2:  Please join us for the second community meeting focusing on the planned renovation or replacement of the aging restroom at Alamo Square.  The goal of this meeting is to select the placement site for the restroom facility and collect feedback on interior and exterior design features.

Questions? Contact Project Manager Mary Hobson at 415.581.2575 or



Send us your ideas for Alamo Square Park

Community Opportunity Fund Brainstorming Session
Wednesday May 9th, 7:30pm
Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street
Dear neighbors,

In the next two months, ASNA will be applying for a $250,000 ‘Community Opportunity Fund’ grant to improve Alamo Square Park.  This is money from the 2008 Parks Bond (yes, your tax dollars-let’s bring some of them back into Alamo Square!).  
It is a highly competitive grant and the Selection Committee awards ideas that decrease maintenance (native-species landscaping, water conservation, etc), transform under-utilized areas, or turn single-use areas into multi-use areas.   Overall, the goal is to improve the community’s use of the park without increasing operational costs.  
So please help us think of innovative ways to draw the community into the park.

  • How can better design improve the use of neglected areas? 
  • How could creative landscaping foster art, live music, picnics, and events? 
  • How could the park better reflect our community identity?
  • What about young-adults and seniors… what could the park offer them? 
  • How can we attract tourists as more than a photo-op of the Painted Ladies?   

No idea is too ‘out-there’ — points are awarded in the selection process for creativity and innovation.   But please focus on ideas that utilize new trees, landscaping, or art.  New buildings or large construction projects are outside of the scope and budget of this project.   Send us ideas for any part of the park that you think needs help or could be transformed.   Ideas that don’t end up in the grant request will help inform the 100-year Strategy for Alamo Square Park that we are currently developing.     
Areas that we have identified as having a lot of potential include the eroded ‘picnic area’ next to the tennis court, the circular areas in the middle of the park, and the Scott Street entrances.      
Also, if you are a Landscape Designer or Arborist (or know someone who is) and are willing to donate your time and talents, please contact   
Please email your ideas to us… we look forward to them! 
Join us for a
Wednesday, May 9th
7:30-8:30 pm
Madrone Art Bar
500 Divisdero Street

Art Show and Dinner at Ida B. Wells tonight!

The first Long Table Dinner at Ida B. Wells High School, 1099 Hayes Street, is on Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30 p.m.!  Join us for this multi-course dining experience made and served by the students of Heat of the Kitchen.  Buy your $35-$40 ticket, advance purchase only, at (a portion will be tax deductible). 

The dinner is after Ida B. Wells’ Student Art Show, which is open to the public, 3:30-6 p.m. that day.  Fore more information please visit or contact


Transit Improvement meeting May 5

Help Muni Improve Transit Travel Time
Sat May 5, 10am-12pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue
(5-Fulton and 22-Fillmore lines)

Muni has heard from you: in surveys and community meetings, at public hearings, via Twitter and on blogs, and, of course, on the bus – you want better, faster and more reliable transit service in San Francisco.

As part of the Transit Effectiveness Project, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) which operates Muni is developing proposals along the following eight routes and lines to help Muni customers get to their destinations more quickly.
N Judah – J Church – 5 Fulton – 8x Bayshore Express – 14 Mission – 22 Fillmore – 28 19th Ave. – 30 Stockton

Proposals include bus stop changes, transit only lanes and pedestrian improvements.
Please attend the citywide workshop on Saturday May 5, 10 a.m. to noon at One South Van Ness, 2nd floor atrium.

For more details on these proposals, please visit or contact 311.
If you would like SFMTA staff to come to your neighborhood group, please contact us at  or call 701-4453.

For assistance in American Sign Language Interpretation or translation of other languages, please notify staff at 415.701.4453 or TTY 415.701.4730 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.