A San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) plan to convert angled parking spaces along Geary Boulevard between 15th and 29th avenues into parallel parking, as part of a “quick build” project, could be going to the agency’s board of directors as early as June 30 for approval.
‘The Front Steps’: New Geary Subway Pitch Shorts the Outer Richmond
Last year we wrote about how the new Central Subway to Chinatown could, once upon a time, have connected to the Richmond instead, and why those designs never manifested. Since then, a […]
‘The Front Steps’: How the New Central Subway Could Have Been The Richmond’s
In San Francisco’s easternmost neighborhoods, the big news transit-wise is that the long (long) delayed Central Subway is tremblingly close to opening to the public, connecting Chinatown to Third Street via a […]
Update from Supervisor Connie Chan: Transit Lanes on Geary
Segments of Geary Boulevard, between 33rd Avenue and Stanyan Street, are proposed to be converted from temporary transit lanes to permanent transit lanes.
Press Release: SF Board of Supervisors Passed Free Muni Pilot Program
The Free Muni Pilot passes at a crucial time. Traffic congestion is on the rise, already at pre-pandemic levels. Transit ridership plummeted during the pandemic and has been slow to recover.
Press Release: New ‘Car-Free’ Route from Ferry Building to SF Zoo
… walkers, bikers, runners and skaters will enjoy a virtually car-free route from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the ocean, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today.
Car, Bicycle, Scooter Sharing Coming to the Richmond
Richmond District residents are going to have more transportation choices in the next few years, including car, bicycle, electric moped and scooter-sharing services. In a district with so many senior citizens this has some worried.
City attorney’s office responds to BRT allegations
The GBRT would strip Geary Boulevard of its traffic islands and trees and replace them with long stretches of bus-only lanes, painted red, along much of the major transit artery for the Richmond. An average of 52,000 passengers use the #38-Geary bus line daily.
Experts examine transit options 20 years in future
Experts in various transportation modes came together at a Planning Association for the
Richmond (PAR) forum to discuss the future of transportation.
Whether it’s the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), or the L Taraval streetcar line, the public
and local merchants are ignored as being minor disruptions to the agency’s self-proclaimed higher ideals.
Commentary – Richard Corriea
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.
Political muscle and dealmaking got Prop. E passed
In the ballot pamphlet supporting their position, the 10 supervisors said, “Proposition E
will make Muni much more accountable for service delivered. It will take strong steps to
reduce traffic by finally making transit a real alternative to the automobile, and it will
ensure Muni is fully funded to meet the City’s transit needs for years to come.”
None of those goals have come to pass.
Commentary – Michael Murphy
The future need for parking is indeed uncertain, but it seems safe to assume that families will continue to need a car…
Vicente Bike Lanes Surprise Some
By Jonathan Farrell The squeaky wheels of city bicyclists got some grease at City Hall on April 14 when the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA, or Muni) held a hearing to propose the installation of a bicycle […]
Roadwork on 25th Ave. rattles residents’nerves
Neighbors on 25th Ave. went on a seven month rollercoaster ride of rumbling trucks, racing road warriors and rocky roads that only now seems to be coming to an end.