Business Owners: No More Parking Meters

By: Noah Arroyo : missionlocal.org – excerpt

Businesses in the northeast Mission have started organizing against a plan to increase the number of parking meters around 17th and Folsom streets. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will meet with the community in September to discuss its parking management plan for the area.
When Angela Sinicropi, vice president of public affairs for the Northeast Mission Business Association (NEMBA), heard about the plan to add meters, she thought to herself, “You can’t do that, you’ll put us out of business.”
SFMTA first unveiled its parking meter plan for the eastern Mission in January, but the overwhelmingly negative community response sent the agency back to the drawing board. It’s not clear at this time whether SFMTA’s new plan includes more parking meters, according to agency spokeswoman Kristen Holland…
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SFMTA Counters “Savage” Ads

munidiaries.com – excerpt


Image by ABC 7 San Francisco

It’s not over yet.
Last week we reported that SFMTA will be donating proceeds from controversial ads on its buses to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. That wasn’t enough for the agency, however.
The ad seen above started showing up last week on articulated buses that already carried Pamela Geller’s “Support Israel” ads.
Muni’s response ad reads: SFMTA policy prohibits discrimination based on national origin, religion, and other characteristics and condemns statements that describe any group as “savages.”
To erase any confusion, there’s a graphic arrow pointing to Geller’s ad.
What do you think of SFMTA’s handling of this whole affair?..
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I want to put an ad on Muni buses that says”Honk if you hate parking meters”
Read the comments for a continuing dialogue regarding “freedom of speech” on buses. (more)

J Church Rapid Pilot

sfmta.com – excerpt

…This proposal aims to reduce delays and improve service reliability for Muni’s J Church trains and 22 Fillmore buses by allowing Muni vehicles to bypass traffic congestion and access transit stops more quickly…

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Transit First Policy Amended by Prop “A” (approved 11/6/2007)
SEC. 8A.115.  TRANSIT-FIRST POLICY.
2.     Public transit, including taxis and vanpools, is an economically and environmentally sound alternative to transportation by individual automobiles…
4.     Transit priority improvements, such as designated transit lanes and streets and improved signalization, shall be made to expedite the movement of public transit vehicles (including taxis and vanpools) and to improve pedestrian safety.

SFMTA Engineering Hearing

by Robert Prinz : sfstreetsblog.com – excerpt

WHEN
Friday, August 31, 2012 | 10 am
WHERE
Room 416 (Hearing Room 4), City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
MORE INFO
http://sfmta.com/cms/ceng/EngineeringPublicHearingNoticeAugust312012.htm

Agenda

On the agenda:

  • Establish transit-only center lane 16th St to Duboce Ave
  • Establish no turn on red: Southbound Jones St at Golden Gate Ave; Eastbound Golden Gate Ave, at Jones St
  • Establish multiple left turn lanes: Southbound Jones St at Golden Gate Ave (in conjunction with a pedestrian-only signal phase change)
  • Establish no left turns except transit, M-F, 7am-7pm: Church St, both directions, at 16th St
  • Establish no left turns, M-F, 7am-7pm: Church St, both directions, at 15th St