An update on Civic Center Health and Cleanliness Pilot Program from the City Administrator:
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...
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...
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.
Join us for a brief history of Civic Center with local expert Jim Haas, and a panel discussion about its future.
PLEASE fill out the feedback survey for the new Walk First program. The feedback will be used to determine priorities in terms of spending on creating more walkable streets:
"The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) oversees the installation and maintenance of crosswalks in San Francisco. Mid-block crosswalk installation and crosswalk removal require a public hearing and legislative action by the SFMTA Board.
Individuals or community groups interested in installing or improving a crosswalk in their neighborhood should call or go to 311.
Once a request has been submitted, a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) inspector will evaluate the proposed location. If the location meets design criteria, SFMTA will issue a public notice soliciting feedback on the proposed crosswalk and inviting interested community members to a public hearing at the SFMTA board. If the SFMTA Board approves the crosswalk improvement, the SFMTA will install the crosswalk as schedules and resources allow."
Marked crosswalks are an essential tool for helping pedestrians move safely, conveniently and predictably across roadways. Crosswalks can also provide a unique streetscape design treatment to empha...
Casey, when I lived near your neighborhood, I would always request cabs to go on Gough or Franklin as it's much quicker than Van Ness for the reason you described.
I wish SF had a tunnel under Van Ness to move ALL commuter traffic away from the street level on all these streets. There are just too many fast vehicles moving along these corridors only thinking about getting somewhere as quickly as possible.