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City Hall – Supervisor Katy Tang

Community Updates

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

jessica.garcia@sfmta.com.

 

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

parking  impacts.

 

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

Light Court.

 

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.

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