A plan to make the trip down San Francisco’s Van Ness Avenue faster for Muni buses is moving forward. But already, it’s creating concern over backup and lost parking spaces from many who work and play along the city’s best known avenue. Changes from the Bus Rapid Transit Project will happen pretty much along the whole thoroughfare, from Mission to Lombard streets for the BRT lanes.
This is all in keeping with the city’s official policy of being a transit first city. It’s not a new idea, but it is a $125 million project that will reshape virtually all of Van Ness Avenue.
The Bus Rapid Transit System or BRT will give Muni and Golden Gate Transit buses one dedicated lane in both directions right down the middle of the street…
Where were these people when the votes were cast a couple of weeks ago? Didn’t they know that supporting the SFMTA is supporting their projects which are dedicated to ridding the city of cars?
Amazing that the SFMTA would whine over lost parking meter revenue, when they want less cars. Less cars equal less revenue from parking meters, fines and fees.
If they want more revenue from cars, they better quit their anti-car policy. Soon they will have to charge bikes and pedestrians to pay for sidewalks and bike lanes. I can’t wait.