SFMTA Wiggle Update

Bike Signal Scott Oak

From SFMTA:

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for your continued patience, support, and interest in the Wiggle Neighborhood Green Corridor Project. Some near term improvements have been installed in the neighborhood during the first half of the year and a few more will be rolled out through the fall. The project will complete design later this summer and construction will start in early 2017 and end in early 2018. Please go to the project website for background information, project elements, and schedule.

2016 Improvements
You may have noticed some improvements have been installed in the neighborhood during the first half of 2016. “Painted safety zones” were installed at Oak Street and Scott Street and at Fell Street and Scott Street to improve visibility between pedestrian and motorist and encourage motorists to turn at slower speeds.

The bike lane along Scott Street was widened and painted green to better indicate space for vehicles and space for people who ride bikes. A few weeks ago, a “leading bike interval” with new bike signals was installed for cyclists traveling northbound at the intersection of Oak Street and Scott Street. The leading bike interval allows people who bike to enter the intersection before vehicles and facilitates the transition to the left turn bike lane one block north at Fell Street and Scott Street.

Restrictions on vehicles from turning left from Divisadero to Hayes Street and McAllister Street during peak periods have been implemented to reduce vehicle queuing and improve travel time for the 24- Divisadero.

Still to Come in 2016!
Signal timing changes to improve signal progression on Divisadero are expected to be complete and implemented in the fall. Traffic signals between O’Farrell Street and Hayes Street will be coordinated with the intent to improve traffic flow, travel time, and the operations of the 24-Divisadero.

A raised crosswalk (similar to a speed hump) will be installed later this summer at the intersection of Hermann Street and Steiner Street. The raised crosswalk will encourage motorists and people who ride bikes to yield to pedestrians, prioritize people who walk between Duboce Park and the east side of Steiner Street, and encourage motorists and people who ride bikes to travel at slower speed.

Construction Schedule
Public Works is nearing 100% design for the construction of the project and it is expected to be complete in August. Following 100% design, contractors will bid on the project with the construction contract awarded this fall. Once the contractor has been secured, the sequencing of construction for the project improvements will be determined by Public Works, the SFMTA, and the contractor. It is expected that construction will begin in January 2017 and last 12 months.

 

DPW sewer replacement project coming to Hayes Street in August

A note from SF Dept. of Public Works:

Week of August 1, 2016

In advance of the upcoming sewer work on Hayes Street, an arborist will commence tree pruning work next week. Tree pruning may be necessary on some trees along Hayes Street. The pruning work will take about a week to complete. The first block of sewer work on Hayes Street will be from Scott Street to Divisadero Street. Sewer work is tentatively scheduled to start in late August. More details to follow.

 

*** Please Note: The schedule is subject to change due to rain, equipment breakdown, and/or unforeseen field conditions. Please see the posted “no parking” barricades for exact parking restrictions. Parking restrictions may vary per block. ***

Please visit www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes for project updates. Feel free to call me if you have additional questions. Thank you.

Alamo Square Meeting – July 25, 2016

ASNA General Meeting – Monday, July 25th
Doors open 7pm, Meeting starts 7:30
1660 McAllister Street

Join your neighbors for our general meeting on Monday, July 25th. 1660 McAllister St. On the agenda:
  • Alamo Square Trees for Future Generations!
  • Flea Market and Sunday Streets – Sept 11
  • SFMTA Participation Survey
  • San Francisco Public Press
  • Clean Power SF
  • Update from Supervisor London Breed’s Office – Samantha Roxas, Legislative Aide

 

Alamo Square Flea Market 2016 – Cancelled

2016 — In light of the current construction taking place in Alamo Square, as well as an impending sewer replacement project along Hayes Street, the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association had decided it’s best not to host this year’s Flea Market.

The Flea Market has been an excellent annual community event for the past 31 years, and we look forward to its return next year, with a freshly-renovated park and a newly-paved Hayes Street.
Western Addition Sunday Streets will still be taking place on September 11th; stay tuned for more information on that event in the coming weeks.