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Ford GoBike bike share coming to the neighborhood

Bay Area Bike Share is expanding, funded by sponsor Ford Motor Company, and the system is being re-named Ford GoBike.  The seven-year agreement was announced in September 2016.

From 2017-2018, bike share in San Francisco will grow from 328 to 4,500 bicycles, thanks to the fiscal sponsorship.

In our neighborhood, many bike share stations are on the way. While some of the stations are proposed to be installed on the street along a designated bike route (in green in the map), the one at Steiner and Hayes was proposed to be off a bike route and installed on the sidewalk instead.

We have requested a review of this location, in the context of all the other stations in the neighborhood, to be presented at our upcoming June meeting by a representative of Ford GoBike.

Phase 2 station locations currently going through SFMTA approval

4-Phase expansion areas

 

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Wiggle improvements coming soon

SFMTA has updated us about the plans for the Wiggle Bicycle Route improvement project.

The construction contract has been officially awarded, and SFMTA expects to give the notice-to-proceed to the construction contractor in mid-May.  Construction will conclude by the end of December.

The bulbout construction at Fell/Scott will occur this summer.  The extra-large bulbout at Scott and Fell will act as a traffic diverter, requiring southbound automobile traffic on Scott to turn on Fell, and preventing westbound traffic on Fell from turning left onto Scott.

Traffic signals on Divisadero were retimed in January between O’Farrell and Haight Street.  This improvement will help make Divisadero flow more smoothly so that it becomes the preferred cross-town route for drivers who use Scott Street or other parallel residential streets.

The intersection of Scott and Page will incorporate textured paving on the pavement to highlight pedestrian crossings and encourage slow traffic through the intersection.

 

See SFMTA’s full plan here

 

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City work around Alamo Square

SFMTA on McAllister

Bigger Buses for 5 Fulton Local Service

SFMTA is adding more of the bigger 60-foot trolley buses to provide more room for riders on 5 Fulton local and 5-Rapid service.  https://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/5-fulton-rapid-project

SFMTA’s plans for traffic lights and roundabouts for McAllister Street are going to be implemented this year as well. Neighbors spoke out against the proposals repeatedly at hearings.

What’s included in the proposal?

Traffic circles at McAllister and Steiner
Traffic lights at McAllister and Scott, McAllister and Broderick

Read the details:  https://www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog/more-muni-forward-service-improvements-roll-out-february-25

These projects were approved in September 2015.

 

SFDPW on Hayes

Haight & Hayes Sewer, Water, and Paving Project

Week of April 17, 2017

The SFDPW contractor is scheduled to begin sewer main replacement work on Hayes Street between Laguna and Buchanan streets.

http://www.sfpublicworks.org/haight-hayes