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Safer 6th Street Coalition

37 neighbors want better lighting in Central Market.

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This idea was collected at the 6th Street Improvement District community meeting on 2/19/13. More information here: www.sfmta.com/cms/onbrhd/Sixth...

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Alan Joseph Williams
Ben Blumenfeld
Dave
Luke Bornheimer
Danny Sauter
Dinah Sanders
Brandi Valenza
Arena
Kara Q Smith
Stephany
Monique
Catherine
Tyler
Donnie Wang
Michael Nulty
Michael Thomas Angelo
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Dan

"The $4.2 million project will replace traditional cobra head streetlights, commonly seen in residential areas, with decorative twin teardrop poles like the ones illuminating the streets near City Hall. The 22-foot-high poles will be installed on the north and south sides of Jones, Leavenworth, Hyde and Larkin streets between McAllister and O’Farrell streets, and also on Eddy Street between Larkin and Mason streets.

“This is a complete teardown and rebuild,” said Barbara Hale, assistant general manager for power for the PUC. “We haven’t done much of it historically because we haven’t had the dedicated funding. This opportunity won’t just improve lights. It’s going to give a different look and feel to the streets. The Tenderloin is going to get a spiffing up.”"

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100 new streetlights planned to brighten dark Tenderloin

Before the sun rises, students in uniform walk the Tenderloin’s dark streets on their way to school. To help with that, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission plans to start installing 100 streetlights in the neighborhood’s darkest corridors this year. Neighbors and those who plan to work at the new California Pacific Medical Center on...

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Posted Feb 12, 2017
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Dan

An update on Civic Center Health and Cleanliness Pilot Program from the City Administrator:

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SF Civic Center focus of urgent, coordinated cleanup effort

In San Francisco, checking out a book from the Main Library, attending a Symphony concert or going to City Hall for a marriage license can mean confronting some of the most egregious examples of the city's drug and homelessness problems. For years, Civic Center has been a grim showcase for the city's worsening heroin and...

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Posted Aug 3, 2017
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Dan

With up to 9,000 units of housing expected to be built within the boundaries of San Francisco’s burgeoning Hub District, which is off-centered around the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the plan to guide the development of the neighborhood’s “Public Realm” (i.e., all the space between the buildings and towers) has been drafted.

The Draft Public Realm Plan sets forth the vision for how the neighborhood’s streets, alleys and open spaces could be designed, with specific recommendations for which streets, alleys and open spaces should be redesigned and a host of design strategies and examples.

See SF Planning's draft plan here: default.sfplanning.org/plans-a...

Source: www.socketsite.com/archives/20...

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Posted Mar 7, 2017
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Caring for our Civic Center
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:00pm - 7pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy Street

Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas. A panel discussion will follow led by Project for Public Spaces’ Senior Vice President Ethan Kent and featuring Mary McCue of MJM Management and Tyrone Mullins of Green Streets. This dialogue will showcase best practices for improving and managing public spaces by examining case studies from around the country. Examples from Detroit, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco will be presented in order to discuss topics including best practices for activation, stewardship, and stakeholder engagement in public spaces that serve many different populations.

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Caring For Our Civic Center: Best Practices For Great Public Space | Hoodline

Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.

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Tom K.

What about eco lighting or led pavers that use solar to charge during the day then produce light like this:

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Posted Mar 26, 2014
Kasey
Kasey
Mar 26, 2014

especially if it can enhance starlight view, face down, instead of sodium vapor light pollution.

Posted by Kasey on Mar 26, 2014
Terrrie
Terrrie
Mar 26, 2014

a like @ Kasey.

Posted by Terrrie on Mar 26, 2014
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Conrad

The Whole neighborhood at night is too dimly lit. The sidewalk on the Northern side of Mission Street, between 6th and 5th street is especially dark and dismal. There are no business operating past supper time, and thus unsavory type of characters feel emboldened to aggressively panhandle and intimidate and harass innocent passer's by. Why should a block that begins on a corner with the most recorded criminal muggings in the City(The Intersection of 6th Street and Mission Street), be also the most dimly lit block on the entire stretch of Mission Street. It is an outrageous injustice to the law-abiding citizens of 6th Street. Please ladies and gentlemen, whoever reads this, petition your elected officials and the San Francisco police Department to improve the lighting here, ASAP!

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Posted Oct 11, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Oct 11, 2013

Thanks so much for joining the action! Maybe we should direct our feedback to Supe Kim? Or the MTA?

Posted by Tom K. on Oct 11, 2013
Wendy
Wendy
Jan 29, 2014

What the source of the Most Recorded Criminal Muggings ? What times does this happen ? The police support better lighting but Lighting Installation isn't under the purview of the Police. Easier, cheaper, to ask to install motion sensored lighting with building management and or owner.

Posted by Wendy on Jan 29, 2014
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Tom K.

Hoping that you can join us this evening for the next community planning meeting on the Sixth Street Improvement Project. The long term goal of the project is to make Sixth Street a safer corridor for pedestrians, including our tenants, seniors and youth going to and from school and other programming. During this year’s budget process, we were able to get a small amount of funding to do a pilot project to test some ideas and put some near-term solutions in place.

At tonight’s meeting, we’ll be brainstorming some ideas for how to implement the pilot for two months in September and October.
The meeting is at 6:00PM at Gene Friend Rec Center, on Sixth Street @ Folsom Street.

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Posted Jul 10, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 11, 2013

I voiced the community's support of this idea at the meeting last night. We'll have to continue to make our voices heard as SFMTA begins incorporating ideas from the community sf.streetsblog.org/2013/07/11/...

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 11, 2013
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Catherine

More light would be fantastic!

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Posted May 16, 2013
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Dan

Support the Glowing Crosswalks project neighborland.com/ideas/sf-soma...

Glowing Crosswalk provides increased visibility of pedestrians within a crosswalk at night via high-output LED lamps at crosswalk entrances that will complement existing street lighting.

“Glowing Crosswalk” provides increased visibility of pedestrians within a crosswalk at night. As a literal intersection for all types of people and most forms of transit, crosswalks are a lively and potentially dangerous place. This concept features the installation of high-output LED lamps at either entrance to a crosswalk as a complementary addition to existing street lighting. The spread of light from these lamps would be focused exclusively on the crosswalk path which, when illuminated, would become brighter than the surrounding roadway and sidewalks. The lamps would fully illuminate when pedestrians were in the crosswalk and would otherwise rest in an off or dimmed state.

Project by Thomas Deckert

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Support Glowing Crosswalks to improve public space in San Francisco

Glowing Crosswalk provides increased visibility of pedestrians within a crosswalk at night via high-output LED lamps at crosswalk entrances that will complement existing street lighting.

“Glowing Crosswalk” provides increased visibility of pedestrians within a crosswalk at night. As a literal intersection for all types of...

neighborland.com/ideas/sf-soma...

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Posted Mar 12, 2013
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Dan

Love the descriptive image here Arena.

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Posted Feb 13, 2013
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