SFMTA Wiggle Update

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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.

 

Alamo Square meeting Monday May 23, 2016

ASNA General Meeting

Monday, May 23, 2016
Doors open 7 p.m., Meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
1660 McAllister St. Near Divisadero
Agenda:
  • Bay to Breakers follow up
  • Supervisor London Breed – D5 update
  • Alamo Square Trees for Future Generations! – our campaign to raise $100,000 for new trees for Alamo Square!
  • Update on proposed development at 650 Divisadero St. (former Alouis Radiator)

 

 

Trees for Future Generations – Alamo Square Fundraising Campaign

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ASNA-logoGOOD news about the park closure! ASNA has launched a fundraiser to replace the trees that have died in the past few years and reforest the park for the next 100 years. Neighbors can contribute at alamosquaretrees.com and ASNA will match every dollar donated !  Your $100 contribution will allow ASNA to donate $200 directly to ASNA-badge-282x300the park.

The fundraising website has details, including information on how many trees will die of old age in the next few years.  This is our chance to ensure another 100 years of a beautiful urban park!

 

 

Bay to Breakers 2016 – Logistics

B2B2016Bay to Breakers SUNDAY May 15, 2016

Race Day Hotline 415-231-3130

On race day, call the number above for event info, or to report incidents in the neighborhood.  For emergencies dial 911.

Police Dept:  Northern Station (East of Divisadero) 415-575-6000
Park Station (West of Divisadero) 415-242-3000

Road Closures on Sunday, 5/15/16

  • 5AM – 1PM Divisadero from Grove to Oak
  • 5AM-11:30AM Steiner from Grove to Hayes
  • 5AM-11:30AM Baker from Oak to Fell
  • 6AM-12:30PM Hayes from Market to Divisadero
  • 6AM-2PM Fell from Divisadero to Stanyan

 

May 10, 2016 – Park Closure Countdown

0 days left – Construction begins at Alamo Square.

Some nearby alternate dog play areas and children’s playgrounds can be found below.

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Project Scope

Irrigation Replacement

  • Replace antiquated irrigation system
  • Install “smart” controllers
  • Replace quick coupler lines
  • Install booster pump
  • 37% water savings, or 3,260,000 gallons

Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

  • The curving walls of the restroom mimics the nearby playground

Landscaping

  • New lawn in the dog play area and open areas of the park
  • Native no-mow grasses at the park perimeter along Fulton and Scott streets
  • Understory shrub plantings at park entrances and interior installed in phases
  • 40+ new tree plantings installed in phases

Project Schedule

  • Construction will begin early May 2016
  • 10/5/16 Update: Open to the public March 2017 (orig. Fall / Winter 2016)

Construction Budget

  • Total Construction Cost $2,434,100

More info: http://sfrecpark.org/closure-alamo-square-park/

http://hoodline.com/2016/05/alamo-square-park-to-close-may-10th-here-is-your-survival-guide

 

 

Introducing Alamo Square Bark!

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If you’ve got a four-legged friend, join Alamo Square Bark! We can keep in touch while the park is under construction. How about some get-togethers in other nearby parks (Panhandle, Buena Vista, Duboce, etc.)

Where are YOU and your pup going to play? Let us know!  Join us at

https://www.facebook.com/alamosquarebark/

 

Special Meeting Monday May 2, 2016

The Alamo Square park closure is currently scheduled for 5/10.

Because no new trees are in the current Rec and Park project budget, one of our ASNA board members, a licensed landscape architect, created a “reforestation” plan that could be planted while the park is closed for the other work Rec and Park has budgeted.  ASNA has developed a plan to replace the nearly 60 trees we have lost in the last four years due to age, decay and storms.

The ASNA board pledged to support implementing the tree planting plan with ASNA funds while the park is closed for irrigation construction.

According to our by-laws, the general membership must approve any expenditure over $5k. Therefore, we need to hold a special meeting for ASNA members to vote on this issue.

The meeting will be held Monday, May 2 at 7pm at 1660 McAllister St. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us!