SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)—The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency today voted to partially roll back changes intended to speed up public transit on Mission Street in response to complaints from merchants and drivers.
The agency’s board voted unanimously today to approve changes including the elimination of two forced right turns at 22nd and 26th street and an exemption allowing taxis to make a left turn at 21st street…
“We’ve heard this conversation multiple times,” Heinicke said. “That doesn’t’ mean we’re not sympathetic to what’s happening in this neighborhood. ‘Transit first’ doesn’t mean cars never.”
Board members suggested the SFMTA might look at ways to better manage parking in the neighborhood to help merchants, including encouraging the use of parking garages that are currently underused…(more)