Please do not close Noe and Sanchez Streets to left turns onto Market.
There are so few ways to access Market Street; since I’ve lived here we’ve closed off McCoppin, Octavia, Buchanan, Dolores, Church, and Castro Streets to turns onto Market.
As a result, 15th St., 16th St., Sanchez and Noe are often congested 2-3 blocks to get onto Market.
Drivers flood the Duboce Triangle and the Castro trying to go around.
What problem are we trying to solve?
Pedestrian jay-walking is epidemic in the Castro as are bicycle red-light runners. The recent brown paint encourages pedestrian to wait in the middle of the street. See attached photos.
But SFPD does not dare enforce, due to severe backlash from SFBC, and lack of support from both the command staff and city government (according to multiple friends who are officers, and wish to remain anonymous). Currently peds and bikes get a pass. But Vision Zero will only work if everyone is accountable.
• We support a left turn arrow from westbound 16th St. to westbound Market St., often backed up 2 blocks / 6 light cycles / 10 minutes.
• We also support the idea of an all-way pedestrian crossing light at Noe/16th/Market, just as we currently have in the Financial District.
• We oppose turn restrictions from Noe and Sanchez Streets.
Church Street Neighborhood Association