Aaaaand that link: neighborland.com/ideas/sf-walk...
AboutOur project seeks to boost the walkability of Market Street and the city beyond it with easy to create wayfinding signage. The Walk [Your City] system of urban wayfinding has already been successfully deployed in a number of US cities and towns. Its easy-to-use website allows any interested individual or organization to create simple, clear...
Hi Tom. Here's an easy way to create good-quality signage for that: walkyourcity.org
Here's a project in SF that used that signage and might be a good place to connect with some folks to help or give advice.
At last! hoodline.com/2015/11/fell-and-...
It's taken a year and a half, but the new crosswalk, complete with bulbouts, is finally on its way.
Please also see:
The Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) position www.publichealthreports.org/do...
Community Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, nonfederal, unpaid panel of public health experts, which concluded that research evidence "does not demonstrate that community water fluoridation results in any unwanted health effect other than dental fluorosis" (white spots on teeth)
In 2011, the CDC proposed a new level for fluoridation — 0.7 parts per million [it was previously 0.7-1.2] — that is expected to reduce the likelihood of fluorosis while continuing to protect teeth from decay.
Scientific Reviews and Reports: Assessing the Evidence (CDC)
The American Academy of Pediatrics
"A 2010 study examined the issue of fluorosis and infant formula, and reached the conclusion that 'no general recommendations to avoid use of fluoridated water in reconstituting infant formula are warranted.' The researchers examined the condition’s impact on children and concluded that 'the effect of mild fluorosis was not adverse and could even be favorable.'"
Seems like this may be, like measles and whooping cough immunizations, one of those things where a benefit which heavily outweighs its (in this case minor) risks is no longer recognized as a major benefit once it has succeeded in radically reducing a significant health problem. A few generations in, people have forgotten what it was like before.
I had a voicemail message back from Maurice Growney of Livable Streets this morning with good news. The crosswalk is still going in! They've just put the first pedestrian signal pole in there, but are yet to build some of what else is required. (Bulb outs of the curb maybe? A little hard to hear that bit.)
He says, "I apologize for the delay! I've heard it should be a couple of months before we see the work begin in earnest at that intersection and I guess probably another month after that before the signal is operational."
Hooray! And argh, more waiting, but it's happening at last.
Being frustrated on this still not being in place as of February 2015, I asked @SF311 on Twitter, "Hi! Any word on the long-promised NW-SW crosswalk at Fell & Gough? Intersection remains a safety problem." and received this reply:
"No ETA unfortunately. You may want to ask BSM @ 415-554-6920 or Mayor's Office On Disability at 415-554-6789. TY ^JM"
I called that first number and got transferred within BSM, but turns out for crosswalks you want MTA. So, I called 415-701-4500. I was on hold for a while, but with ok jazz in the background, so not awful. :) They suggested I follow up with Maurice Growney and transferred me to his voicemail (his number is 415-701-4549) where I left a message.
I will add another update when I hear back from him. I'm hopeful about his response being useful, if not necessarily good news, as he was so helpful in 2013.