Thank you SFMTrA for stepping up - kalw.org/post/these-citizens-w...
It’s a sunny Friday afternoon. Three guys riding bicycles meet on a corner in downtown San Francisco, where they disguise themselves as city employees.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) has selected a site in the Outer Sunset to create new housing specifically for teachers and paraprofessionals. The identified site is the Francis Scott Key Annex at 1360 43rd Avenue (pictured above). The site is currently owned by the SFUSD and occupied by a temporary community gathering space and play area called Playland at 43rd Avenue. Additionally, Mayor Lee dedicated $44 million for the project, which will include approximately 135 homes. Join Supervisor Katy Tang, MOHCD and SFUSD for a public meeting to learn about the plan and have a preliminary discussion. For more information, please contact Supervisor Tang’s office at (415) 554-7460.
Wonder if SF could start a program similar to Albuquerque -youtu.be/WFmsOrTpKn8
#MuniArt will be back in 2018 - this time, it'll incorporate poetry. Artists can apply with @SFBeautiful until 6/16. www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog...
Muni Art will return for its third year in 2018, and we're calling for Bay Area artists to create breathtaking art to display for the people who make more than 700,000 trips on Muni every day.
Fear of being hit and seriously injured by a car is a major deterrent for people considering whether to bike on city streets. At the same time, city transportation departments use historical crash data to prioritize street design projects where people have been killed and seriously injured. But new research shows that for cyclists, near misses, close calls, and aggressive behavior from other road users can also have a significant effect on people’s biking behaviors or even their decision to ride at all. How can data about these cycling near-misses better inform city transportation policy and street design?
Join NACTO for a conversation with Dr. Rachel Aldred, founder of the UK’s Near Miss Project, to learn how her research has been used to create cycling policy and design improvements in the UK before injuries occur, and why high-quality design is crucial for increased ridership. Dr. Aldred will touch on various approaches to near miss data collection, and how they can help cities provide a more comfortable biking experience, improve biking rates, and make streets safer for everyone.
Lyft LIne, Uber Pool as you said are private, not a public resource. Buses serves more than 3 people. How many cars would it take to match the number of people on buses ?
The red lanes are meant to be used to increase speed on MUNI buses.
Taxis are private but are regulated by the City of SF which includes how many can be on the road. SF has been trying to regulate Uber and Lyft but they are resisting. As for reducing congestion, Lyft and Uber adds 45k cars to traffic. Some says there aren't 45k in SF. Uber, Lyft knows but aren't sharing records. Maybe it's because they know they are causing congestion and don't care. Granted, maybe not all 45k are doing Lyft Lines, Uber Pool. How many are ? There's no transparency.
This is a non starter until there is transparency, cooperation, regulation by the local authorities.