Arts Commission won’t block BRT over shelters

By Jerold Chinn : SFbay – excerpt

he San Francisco Arts Commission will not impede The City’s transportation agency from moving forward with the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project and the Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. transit shelters originally opposed by commissioners.

Commissioner Cass Calder Smith, who is the chair of the commission’s Civic Design Review Committee, which opposed the shelters being used for the project, said in a statement to SFBay Monday:…

The SFMTA board will take up the parking the changes related to the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project at its meeting on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Room 400, City Hall….  (more)

Not that we thought they could, but… they won’t try.

By the way, the live feed of the meeting appears to be down today. What is up with that?

Most Dangerous intersection on 17th and Potrero Avenue

Most dangerous inersection

Most dangerous intersection

I have witnessed cars in the wrong lane so frequently here, that I cannot believe there are not more accidents. This was the fourth or fifth time I have seen this behavior. It happens day and night, regardless of the sun. It seems that the solid white line of the line that separate the facing traffic lane.
On closer inspection, it appears that for some reason, there are broken white lines at the East end of the block along the bike path. The yellow lines separating the two facing lanes are fairly widely spaced apart. That might be the problem. Will try to get some new photos tomorrow to add to this article. Maybe we just need a new paint job to fix the problem.