22 Fillmore update

Shortcuts By Steven J. Moss : potreroview – excerpt

Muni Moving
: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will not be altering the 22 Fillmore route, as previously reported in Short Cuts. However, Muni will launch a new bus line, the 55 16th Street, to provide connections along 16th Street between the 16th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit station and Mission Bay, in part to serve the new University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital. The new 55 line will serve all 22 Fillmore bus stops on 16th Street between Mission and Vermont streets, with additional stops on 16th Street at Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Fourth streets. The line will operate seven days a week from approximately 6 a.m. to midnight, with a 15 minute weekday daytime frequency… (more)

That is what they are saying. Latest plans were online but they appear to have disappeared. If you care about the details, go to the Open House Wednesday, January 14, 6-7:30 PM at Marshall Elementary School 1575 15th Street. If you Can’t make it  Take the project survey and voice your opinions.

 

RELATED:
Wednesday, January 14, 6-7:30 PM
22 Fillmore Marshall Elementary School 1575 15th Street, San Francisco
If you Can’t make it? Take our project survey! Join SFMTA to learn more, engage with SFMTA staff, ask questions, and share your thoughts! Your feedback is important as we work together to build a strong project for the community. This looks like just a presentation with no feedback. The feedback will have to be comments to the SFMTA Board prior to the next meeting on January 20, where they plan to approve the plan. Copy the Supervisors. (contact SF officials)

 

 

Councilmembers Worried Eliminating El Camino Lanes For Rapid Bus Could Congest Downtown Palo Alto

Mike Colgan : cbslocal – excpert

PALO ALTO (KCBS)— Parking could be getting even harder to find in downtown Palo Alto. Valley Transit Authority (VTA) is proposing that one lane in each direction on busy El Camino Real be dedicated for rapid buses.

The El Camino Real BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Project would eliminate more than 250 parking spaces. The Palo Alto City Council voted Monday night to oppose the proposal. City Councilman Pat Burt said it would also result in more gridlock.

“When we looked at it, the number of additional cars that might come off the road as a result of slightly faster bus rapid transit is far fewer than the number of cars that would be displaced from El Camino and driven onto side arterials like Alma that are already near gridlock,” Burt said.

He said councilmembers support BRT, but not if it means giving up one traffic lane… (more)

Thankfully some council members are more realistic than the VTA. If you already have gridlock, taking away traffic lanes will not solve that problem.

The SFMTA’s Restriping of JFK Drive Has Been a Massive Failure for a 100 Small Reasons – Let’s Take a Short Trip

sfcitizen – excerpt

This place is a mess. Many long-time cyclists now avoid using JFK. Is this what the all-seeing all-knowing SFMTA wanted? IDK. Oh what’s that, cycling in San Francisco is going to increase six-fold by 2020 (I’m seriously, this was the goal, this was what was “expected” by local pols not too long ago), so we need to accommodate all the new traffic? But what if that huge increase doesn’t materialize and then you lose a significant chunk of the pre-existing riders?

(Any survey from the SFMTA showing broad-based support for these changes isn’t a real survey.)

Moving on, to this. Where else in the world do they put a kink into double yellow lines… (more)

It gets a lot wore on Third Street south of Evans where traffic lanes weave in and out of light rail lanes and bike lanes without warning.

See the video we shot on crooked Third Street: http://stopsfmta.com/wp/4-tep-projects/folsom