Wiener Moves to Make NACTO Street Design Guides Official Policy for SF

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Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a bill that would make the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ guides for Urban Streets and Urban Bikeways official city policy. The SFMTA Board of Directors already adopted the NACTO guides in January, but Wiener’s legislation would establish them as official guidelines for other agencies to use, including the Department of Public Works, the Planning Department, and the SF Fire Department… (more)

We have Phil Ting’s AB 1193 to thank for this headache, and the lobbies hired by the SFMTA and the Bicycle Coalition who wrote and sold it to the state legislature.

Send inquires to the other city agencies that this legislation seeks to control, such as the Fire Department and other emergency responders. Find out how concerned they are about the narrow streets and other obstructions SFMTA is planning to fund with the Prop A Bond funds.

Let SF City officials know who you blame for gridlock and ask the state assembly candidates who they plan to support when they get to Sacramento.

 

Supes Hamstring SFMTA’s Ability to Expand Progressive Parking Policy

by : sf.streetsblog – excerpt

In a setback for progressive parking policy in San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors voted last week to eliminate the SFMTA’s ability to install any significant amount of new parking meters under a new five-year contract to upgrade existing meters… (more)

News that bears repeating. We are surprised at the number of people who don’t know about this. Leave it to the Bike Coalition to keep the story alive. If you haven’t already done so, thank the Supervisors.

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Save Polk Street

The San Francisco  Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the SF Bicycle Coalition are planning to Remove 20 Blocks of street parking on Polk St. from Union St. to McAllister St. Street parking is vital to Polk St. businesses. If you eat, live, work or shop along Polk Street this WILL affect you! If you want the restaurants, shops and services on Polk Street to survive make your voice heard. Save Polk Street from this misguided experiment!

Tell them NO THANKS! SFMTA… 415-701-4720 / darcie.lim@sfmta.com
Supervisor David Chiu… 415-554-7450 / David.Chiu@sfgov.org
Mayor Ed Lee… 415-554-6141 / mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org

STOP the “Polk Street Demonstration Project”
Public Meeting:
MARCH 18, 2013 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
at Old First Presbyterian Church
1751 Sacramento Street between Polk & Van Ness

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A Safer Polk Street vs. Preserving a Sliver of Parking