Forum on transportation
Fall must be upon us since things are warming up here in the Richmond District.
The Planning Association for the Richmond’s (PAR) bylaws set out its mission, which is to
develop and implement policies for the maintenance and enhancement of the physical
and social dimensions of life in the district.
In this connection, I want to highlight a couple of items on PAR’s agenda, and encourage
each of you to join PAR in order to participate in the creation of policies that improve
and protect this wonderful community of ours.
The Planning Association for the Richmond will be holding its fall general membership
forum at the Richmond Recreation Center, which is located at 251 18th Ave., on
Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
The forum will focus on community transportation objectives and residents’ perspectives
about transportation needs in the district. This will include a panel of both new and
traditional transportation service providers assembled for the purpose of hearing
Richmond stakeholders as they share their thoughts and posit questions about
Additionally, panel members engaged in transportation businesses and city bureaucrats
will have an opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts about how their modes of
transportation and services relate to stakeholders’ needs. Together, we will
collaborate to create a vision of a satisfactory and comprehensive transportation future.
As well, let’s move on to housing density and public safety. Many will agree that the
Richmond has the capacity for more housing and increased population density to help
support the needs of our ever growing City. That said, the Richmond
has infrastructure and other needs that should be included in the conversation
And a note about our neighborhood movie theaters. Please patronize the Vogue, Bridge,
Four Star and Balboa theaters – each are gems in our community and need your support.
I will see you at the general membership forum on Oct. 18, and remind you that for PAR
to continue to be relevant and effective at our mission, we need your membership.
Please visit the website at www.sfpar.org to learn more about PAR or to join the
Richard Corriea is president of the Planning Association for the Richmond.