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As is evident below, the dreaded SFMTA has now decided that they don’t have to study the effect of projects on automobile and street congestion. BUT, they can collect fees.
if you people don’t stop the SFMTA, you will be left with a Manila or Beijing or Rome. I don’t care, i won’t be here.
The new ATG (ed: Auto Trips Generated) system will almost never require an EIR, because the TSF money collected by the Transportation Authority is considered to be a traffic mitigation charge. How clever: The Transportation Authority is abandoning environmental impacts on car congestion and delays, so they can charge developers for transportation money.
The Transportation Authority now believes that any reasonable measurement of transit sustainability will satisfy CEQA requirements. If ATG replaces LOS, the Transportation Authority has the right to do whatever it wants with San Francisco’s streets. There is no person or agency in City government fighting for the rights of automobile drivers and their passengers. Slower car speeds, delays, and congestion will not be as important as wider bus lanes, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, and limited parking… (more)
The more you know the more important the CEQA protections look. Tell you Supervisor to protect your rights to know and your rights to appeal big decisions that effect your life, such as eliminating parking spots and tying up traffic with complete street projects.
Send the SFMTA a message that their priority is to FIX MUNI not tell people how to get around.