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.
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 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.
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 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.
The future need for parking is indeed uncertain, but it seems safe to assume that families will continue to need a car…
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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.
City planners and the SF Bicycle Coalition are set to create more of these “cycle tracks” around San Francisco but opposition is growing against the design found along John F. Kennedy Drive, near the east side of Golden Gate Park, with some disabled people and even some bicyclists saying that this design is more dangerous for them than not having any bike lanes at all.