by Supervisor Katy Tang
Quintara Bus Line Reconfiguration Study Update and Survey
As part of an effort to bring better transit service to west-side residents, our office
requested that the SF Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) analyze the potential to re-route
the #66-Quintara bus line.
The route currently serves the Inner Sunset, Sunset Heights and Parkside District.
Our office believes this bus route can be enhanced to not only serve existing
customers in those neighborhoods, but to also serve additional riders seeking access
to transit hubs.
The SFMTA hosted a community meeting last month to get input from residents
about their transportation needs and their experiences riding the #66-Quintara.
They also publicized a survey for residents and transit riders to provide their
experiences about taking transit in the Sunset and Parkside districts. The survey
has been extended and will be available online through Aug. 31. You can find the survey
at the website at www.sfmta.com/news/project-updates/66- quintara-customer-survey.
Over the next few weeks, the SFMTA will also conduct surveys throughout the
neighborhood for people who use Muni. You may encounter outreach ambassadors,
who will be distributing surveys at various locations. We hope you’ll take a
moment to share your experience with them about taking transit in the Sunset
and Parkside. For questions about the study, please contact Jessica Garcia at
L-Taraval Rapid Project Update – Boarding Zone Pilot at Mid-Point
The six-month Boarding Zone Pilot Project, designed in collaboration with the
community, is designed to test out a concept aimed at improving safety for people
boarding Muni stops along Taraval Street while preserving parking near businesses.
The pilot, which was implemented at five inbound Muni stops, is at its halfway
point, and the SFMTA team is evaluating if the changes increase the share of
drivers obeying the law by stopping behind trains while the train doors are open.
In order to insure safety, the target areas must reach at least 90 percent compliance.
Final data will be collected, analyzed and shared widely in the fall.
Public Urged to Cast Vote on Angled Parking
A proposal was put forward to add angled parking to certain sections of Santiago and
Ulloa streets, but residents on those blocks will need to weigh in first. Any parking
changes require a majority vote by residents living on affected blocks. The proposal
would construct 90-degree angled parking to replace parallel parking on one side of
the block to accommodate more cars, and on some north-south blocks 45-degree
angled parking will be proposed. If adopted on all of the proposed blocks, the change
could add more than 140 new parking spaces to the area.
Keep an eye out for a letter in your mail from the SFMTA and submit a ballot before the
deadline in September.
Taraval Transit Stop Changes
Most transit stop changes on Taraval were implemented earlier this year. Based on
direction from the SFMTA’s board and community feedback, however, the inbound
17th Avenue stop has been retained during the six month pilot period for further
evaluation. Some of the factors under consideration are travel time savings for transit,
accessibility and walking distance to nearby stops and key destinations, and
After gathering input from local merchants, neighbors and transit riders on boarding
location changes, the SFMTA will present a recommendation to the SFMTA’s board in the
fall. Talk to surveyors on Taraval in August to provide your input on stop changes.
For more details on the project, visit the website at http://muniforward.com/L
and sign up for e-mail updates.
World Breastfeeding Week Photo Exhibit at City Hall August 1-31
World Breastfeeding Week, from Aug. 1-7 (http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org),
is celebrated annually across the globe. It is a movement to promote, protect and
support breastfeeding by anyone, anywhere and at any time.
This year, our office is partnering with the SF Department of Public Health and
members of the San Francisco Lactation Collaborative to organize a photography
exhibit at City Hall that promotes and normalizes images of breastfeeding women,
all of whom live in San Francisco.
The images will be on display to the public through Aug. 31, in City Hall’s South
Thank you to our photographers Jennifer Longaway (http://longawaypix.com) and S
unset resident Samantha Brancato (www.samanthabrancato.com), who generously
donated their time to photographing these exceptional mothers to raise awareness
about the importance of supporting our breastfeeding mothers. And thank you to
all of the mothers who gave us a glimpse into their most intimate and precious moments.
Katy Tang represents District 4 on the SF Board of Supervisors and
can be reached at (415) 554-7460 or Katy.Tang@sfgov.org.