Richmond Review

GG Park traffic calming OK’d; 30th Ave. changing

The SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), which is comprised of all 11 members

of the SF Board of Supervisors, allocated $580,926 in half-cent sales tax funds in July to

the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for traffic calming measures in

Golden Gate Park.

 

A part of the plan will convert 30th Avenue from a two-way street into a one-way street,

running southbound from Fulton Street to JFK Drive. According to SFMTA documents,

converting that portion of 30th Avenue into a one-way street will address concerns

about drivers making a left turn from eastbound JFK Drive onto 30th Avenue and

colliding with bicyclists.

 

Mark Dreger, a planner with the SFMTA, said funding has been allocated and that the

transit agency is still working with the community and SF Recreation and Park personnel

on the one-way conversion.

 

The Golden Gate Park Safety Project will include installing seven more speed humps,

four speed tables, 10 raised crosswalks and 12 spot treatments, such as turn guidance

striping, safe-hit posts and painted crosswalks.

 

There are also planned improvements for the parking-protected bikeway on JFK Drive,

according to SFCTA documents.

 

Last year through an executive directive, Mayor Ed Lee called on city officials from the

SFMTA and Rec. and Park to study traffic-calming measures and traffic restrictions after

bicyclist Heather Miller was fatally struck by a vehicle inside the park last June.

The driver of the vehicle that  hit Miller was driving at excessive speeds while trying to

escape from an earlier altercation. He lost control of the vehicle and crossed over into

the oncoming lane and struck the bicyclist.

 

For more information, go to the website at http://www.sfcta.org.

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