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Park Volunteer Day – Saturday, September 8, 2018

Join us for our September Volunteer Day in the park!  The more the merrier! We are looking for volunteers to join us at 9AM near the tennis court. Coffee will be provided.  Email park@alamosq.org to sign up.

9AM – 12PM, Saturday, September 8 at Alamo Square!

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SFMTA announces traffic circle removal

SFMTA has announced plans to remove the traffic circle at McAllister Street and Steiner, installed earlier this year as part of the 5-Fulton Rapid transit effectiveness program.

Due to the safety and noise concerns observed and documented by neighbors, the SFMTA will re-install stop signs and remove the traffic circle at McAllister/Steiner. The two-stop roundabout was not a typical design, and SFMTA has determined it was not the right design for this intersection.

The city heard from many neighbors and District 5 residents about the various issues caused by the configuration, including horn honking from right-of-way vehicles.  With neighborhood input, SFMTA has concluded that topography and traffic volume contribute to the traffic circle’s lack of effectiveness.  Neighbors noted an increase in and persistent use of horn honking, which SFMTA confirmed, and pedestrians reported frequent near-misses.

Stop signs will be re-installed on McAllister on the week of August 13th, 2018, and the traffic circle will be scheduled for removal.

Thank you to all of our neighbors who provided input to the SFMTA!

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Sundown Cinema at Alamo Square was a great success!

Photos by Zachary De Guzmán, more on facebook.com/SFParksAlliance

Late last month, Alamo Square co-hosted movie night in the park with Sundown Cinema on Thursday, July 26, 2018, produced by the San Francisco Parks Alliance.  The event had a large turnout and was a great success!