Brief Natural Gas Venting – Friday, Oct. 17

PG and E Holds News Conference To Discuss Most Vulnerable PipelinesFrom PG&E:

As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance the safety of our gas lines, PG&E will vent natural gas from during the hours 10am and 3pm tomorrow, Friday, October 17th at the intersection of Oak St and Divisadero St for approximately 15 minutes.

As we perform this work, customers in the area may briefly smell natural gas and hear the sound of it venting from the pipe. It will quickly dissipate into the atmosphere and is not harmful; however, safety is always our top priority, and we encourage anyone who has concerns about natural gas odors in or around their home or business to call us at 1-800-743-5000, so we can safely determine the specific cause. Service to customers will not be interrupted during this work.

Nike Women’s Half Marathon on Sunday Oct. 19


The Nike Women’s Half Marathon will be held on Oct. 19, 2014.  SF has hosted the marathon since 2004.  In those 10 years the event has raised over $135 million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The course will finish at the Marina Green this year and will run through the Alamo Square neighborhood (and many others — starting in Union Square, through Alamo Square and Golden Gate Park, and up to Marina Green via Presidio).

Please note the following street closures planned.

  • Golden Gate from Steiner to Gough:  5- 9 a.m.
  • Webster from Fulton to Gough: 5-9 a.m.
  • Fulton from Webster to Scott:  5-9 a.m.
  • Steiner from Golden Gate to Fulton:  5-9 a.m.
  • Scott from Fulton to Fell:  5-9 a.m.
  • Broderick from Grove to Fell:  5-9 a.m.
  • Grove from Scott to Broderick:  5-9 a.m.
  • Fell from Stanyan to Scott:  5-10 a.m.

For east-east access, please use Hayes or McAllister.  For north-south access, please use Crossover in Golden Gate Park.  Access points will also be available at Van Ness, Fillmore, and Divisadero, but these will have longer wait times.

Question or concerns: or 866.RUN-NIKE.

Free parking for residents, first come first served, at Ida B. Wells High School and at the DMV parking lot starting Saturday, Oct. 18 through mid-day Sunday, Oct. 19.  Residents will need to show a driver’s license with a valid neighborhood address for access to these lots.

New Residential Permit Parking Area Proposed – Area Q


After reviewing preliminary proposals earlier this year, a revised Residential Permit Parking proposal, now called Area Q, has been developed with input from members of NOPNA, ASNA, and other neighbors and community members.

The area’s time limits, hours, and boundaries include the following streets, Monday-Friday:

  • Two-Hour Parking, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Area Q Permits,for west of Divisadero bounded by Divisadero, Page, Masonic Ave., and Fulton
  • Two-Hour Parking, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., except Area Q Permits, for east of Divisadero bounded by Divisadero, Page, Webster and Golden Gate Ave.
  • Extension of Area P:  Two-Hour Parking, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., except Area P Permits for the area bounded by McAllister, Divisadero, Fulton, and Masonic Ave.

Streets where Area Q overlaps with adjacent RPP Zones (Area P, Area R, Area S) would be considered buffer streets, allowing for parking of vehicles with permits from either area.

Excluded from Area Q is any street with meters, including Divisadero between McAllister and Page and Fillmore from Golden Gate to McAllister.

Also excluded per SFMTA regulations is the side of the street immediately adjacent to any public park.  Streets immediately adjacent to parks will have 2-hour parking limits for all vehicles, regardless of whether or not they have an Area Q permit.

SFMTA’s next step in this process is to host a community meeting and public hearing for public input on this proposal.  Please attend to provide your input.

View MTA’s RPP-Area-Q map (PDF).

Residential Permit Parking Area Q Community Meeting/Public Hearing
Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
6 p.m.
San Francisco Day School, Auditorium
350 Masonic Ave. at Golden Gate

If you cannot attend the meeting, please email your input to

After the community meeting, the MTA Board of Directors needs to approve the proposal in order for the RPP area to take effect.