In June, Proposition A, the Muni Reliability and Street Safety Bond, lost by just one and a half percentage points. As former San Francisco District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer wrote in these pages back in July, it was a “wake up call” for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). I agree with her. Moments like this are a good time to reflect on and adjust our approach.
Press Release: Transportation Options for Outside Lands Concert
SFMTA Weekend Transit and Traffic Advisory for
Weekend of Saturday, Aug, 6, 202
Press Release: Outside Lands Transportation Information
Information on the best ways to get to and leave from the Outside Lands concert in Golden Gate Park, Oct. 29. 30 and 31, 2021.
Geary’s ‘Temporary Emergency Transit Lanes Project’ Made Permanent
During a lengthy online meeting July 20, the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) approved a permanent change on Geary Boulevard.
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 OK’s plan for private vehicles to use red lanes
The SFMTA’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the Geary-BRT Phase 1 plan as recommended by staff. The plan allows vehicles with 10 or more passengers to use Muni transit lanes and eliminates the #38-Geary Rapid stops in both directions at Geary and Spruce.
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.
Lawsuit claims transit agencies misled public
Opponents of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project planned for Geary Boulevard released in May the opening arguments in a lawsuit filed against two San Francisco transportation agencies to derail the BRT.
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.
Lately, I have been wondering why the city’s transportation agency has been running
roughshod over merchants and local residents across town, and acting in total disregard
for the wishes of most San Francisco residents.
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.