5L Fulton Line Pilot Project

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Tuesday, August 27th
6:30-8:00pm
African American Arts & Culture Complex
762 Fulton St, San Francisco
Between Webster and Laguna
Take transit: 5, 22
McAllister & Webster/Fillmore bus stops

The SFMTA proposes a pilot project along the 5 Fulton corridor that will introduce limited-stop service to provide quicker trips and will increase frequency to reduce crowding between 6th Avenue and Downtown. The target implementation date is fall 2013. Benefits include:

  • Improved service reliability and up to 20% quicker travel times
  • Reduced crowding with 20-30% more capacity during peak periods
  • Improved transit and pedestrian safety

Please join SFMTA to discuss this proposed method of improving service within the 5 Fulton corridor.

Scott Street Traffic Calming Meeting

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Scott Street neighbors have expressed interest in traffic circulation changes to Scott Street that would decrease congestion and enhance the livability and safety for residents and for people who walk and bike through the neighborhood.

Please join SFMTA at a focused meeting of residents on August 28 to explore traffic calming options for Scott from Page to Fell.  Your input is important to us because some options could impact vehicle access.

These changes would be a omponent of the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor, a project of SFDPW, SFMTA and SFPUC, which seeks to add stormwater management and traffic calming features to street in the Duboce Triangle, Lower Haight, and Alamo Square neighborhoods.

For more information visit www.sfmta.com/wiggle.

Tour Bus hearing Fri. Aug 16 – 9am

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Nearly 18 months after the ASNA board submitted a formal request for a prohibition of tour buses within the Alamo Square Historic District, we have an opportunity to push for the next steps that will lead to legislation.  Join us at the upcoming meeting:
Friday, August 16
9 a.m.
SFMTA, 7th Floor, Conference Room 7080
1 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
The prohibition of large (more than 9 passengers) tour buses requires legislation from the SFMTA board. In order for the Board to consider such legislation, it must first be supported by the SFMTA Board of Director’s Policy and Governance (PAG) Committee. If the idea receives the support of the PAG, then it will go before the SFMTA Board.
The next meeting of the PAG is on Friday, August 16. The request for Tour Bus Prohibition in the Alamo Square Historic District (Divisadero, Fell, Webster, and Golden Gate) is on the agenda.  There is also a consideration to relocate the tour bus loading zone from Divisadero and Fell St to Baker between Oak and Fell, or Fell and Pierce St.   Public comment is welcome, so if you or your neighbors are concerned about this issue, please attend and speak up!

Email Jerry.Robbins@sfmta.com to provide input if you can’t make the meeting.

AT&T utility box proposed for Scott Street

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AT&T has proposed to install a new utility box in our neighborhood, on Scott Street, between Oak and Fell. This is part of their plan to install 726 boxes on sidewalks in neighborhoods all over the City. These boxes are for service to AT&T U-Verse customers.

We already have three other existing large electrical boxes on the very same side of the block where the new AT&T box is proposed.

Placing AT&T’s utility box on Scott Street at this location is in direct conflict with The Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor Project, meant to “improve walking conditions through the addition of green infrastructure” (aside from also creating bicycle route improvements).  Adding the proposed AT&T utility box at this central Scott Street location would be in conflict with this Green Corridor Project. (There is currently nothing green on this part of Scott Street — no tree, no shrub, no flower… just concrete and asphalt.)

Join neighbors in requesting that the City keep our public spaces as open as possible and not allow them to this new AT&T utility box. Demand a hearing and protect our sidewalks!

Email smf@sfdpw.org and ask that they not issue a permit to install this box, and hold a hearing to review alternative solutions for the neighborhood.  The permit request was posted on July 31.  We have 20 days to submit a request for hearing — email DPW by August 20.

Sample Letter/Email

(Date)
I oppose the installation of an AT&T utility box at (proposed location). This cabinet should be located on private property or underground, according to DPW Order 175,566. Please do not issue a permit to install this box, please hold a hearing to review alternative solutions for my neighborhood.
Thank you,
(Your Name and Address)
cc: Your District Supervisor

To see a map of all the locations where AT&T wants to install these boxes, go to:

http://bsm.sfdpw.org/SurfaceMountedFacilities/

http://sfbeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/FlyerBlue.pdf