Alamo Square Playgroups starting in November!

A new group for parents and babies 0-3 starting in November. Monthly Playgroup every First Sunday of the month (starts Nov 4). Weekly Playgroups every Tuesday (starts Nov 6).

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., meet at the Playground

Email playgroups@alamosq.org for more info!

Oak and Fell bike lane hearing – Tues Oct 16

On Tuesday October 16th the Oak and Fell Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project will be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors for consideration of approval of parking and traffic changes. SFMTA staff will give a brief presentation, and members of the community will be given an opportunity to share their comments with the Board. We have received hundreds of email and phone comments to date, and we will summarize that feedback for the Board as well as the feedback collected throughout the planning process. Thank you for sharing your input as we strive to make San Francisco’s streets safer and more inviting for all who choose to walk and ride a bicycle. 

SFMTA Board of Directors Meeting
Date:                     Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time:                    1:00 PM
Location:             City Hall Room 400 Van Ness Ave. , between McAllister and Grove

The final proposal includes bikeways that are adjacent to the curb and separate from motor vehicle traffic, corner bulbouts to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance, crosswalk enhancements and intersection “day lighting” to improve the visibility of pedestrians, and traffic signal changes to slow vehicles., The SFMTA acknowledges that converting on-street parking to separated bikeways and pedestrian bulbouts along these three blocks of Oak and Fell is an inconvenience to some residents and businesses. We are proposing measures to replace roughly half of parking spaces on nearby streets, with a net change of roughly 50 parking spots, or about 5% of the parking supply within a one-block radius of the project.  Please visit our website to review the full proposal (www.sfmta.com/OakFell).  If approved, bikeways and crosswalk enhancements could be implemented by the end of the year, and corner bulbouts and plantings could be installed by Summer 2013. 

Project website: www.sfmta.com/OakFell SFMTA Board of Directors information: http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm

Tour Bus Zone hearing – Tuesday Oct 16

The proposed Tour Bus Loading zone on the north side of Fell Street just west of Divisadero Street is on the consent calendar for the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, October 16 at 1 PM. 

http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/SFMTABoardOct162012agenda.htm

Green Connections Open House Oct 3

Check out the map of ‘Green Connections’ across SF!

You’re invited to attend a ‘Green Connections’ open house to view a draft map and a design toolkit. The map identifies a network of over 140 miles of ‘green connectors’ – special streets and paths linking pedestrians, cyclists and wildlife to parks and other open spaces throughout the city. The design toolkit focuses on ways these streets could be designed to support active transportation, enhance urban ecology and promote stewardship and placemaking. 
 
The final draft of the map includes a network of 25 unique routes that would be improved over time. The name for each route includes a geographic reference and a target native species associated with the route – Marina Green to Dolores Park: West Coast Painted Lady, China Beach to Bay: Pygmy Nuthatch  and Presidio to Bay: Monarch.
 
WHAT:            Planning Department releases city draft map of ‘green connectors’
 
WHEN:            Wednesday, October 3rd 2012
                       5:30 – 7:30 p.m. drop-in
 
WHERE:         LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room
                      1800 Market Street, San Francisco
 
Green Connections will increase pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, open space and the waterfront, by re-envisioning City streets and paths as ‘green connectors’that can be built over time.In the first year of the project, the focus will be to map a citywide network. The second year will build on this framework to design green connections in the following six neighborhoods: Bayview-Hunters Point, Chinatown, Potrero Hill, Tenderloin, Visitacion Valley and Western Addition.

http://greenconnections.sfplanning.org