Downtown traffic seems worse, but studies show it moves faster

Michael Cabanatuan : sfgate – excerpt

Statistics, studies and comparisons don’t really matter when it comes to traffic. The worst congestion is the stuff you’re stuck in.

That matter of perception may explain why some commuters are grumbling that the streets of San Francisco are growing more and more congested even though most factual indications show otherwise.

With the economy recovering and technology and construction booming again in the city, it only seems logical that traffic would be slowing. Except that it’s not. Counterintuitive as it may seem, fewer cars are entering the city and they’re finding clearer streets while they’re here… (more)

Who do you believe, yourself or them? Look who is running the tests on their own system? Traffic is worse because they have cut out miles of traffic lanes and made streets impossible to drive on. And, they are doing this with OUR TAX DOLLARS. And, you better sit down for this one,

THEY WANT MORE OF OUR MONEY SO THEY CAN HARASS US MORE! If you are ready to beat them back sign the petition to encourage the Supervisors to support a Charter Amendment to FIX the MTA

 

RELATED:
San Francisco Cuts ‘Cruising’ for Parking in Half With Market-Clearing Prices
More hype on parking created by the same studies that show less traffic.

Special SFMTA TEP Meeting at City Hall to review current plans

Tomorrow (Friday, March 14, 2014) there will be a special meeting of the SFMTA Board.  The meeting will be in Room 400 City Hall, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Meeting Agenda

Item 9 (which follows the Director’s and CAC reports) is for general public comment on MTA matters.

Item 12 will be a status report on the ever-changing Transit Effectiveness Project.  Good opportunity for those with TEP ideas to impart….

Item 13 (the main event) will be a presentation and discussion of the MTA’s FY 2015/16 Operating Budget followed by a discussion of its FY 2015/16 Capital Budget.

Muni’s capital budget problems have been compounded by the failure of Mayor Lee and his transportation task force (TTF) to adequately address Muni’s long range problems. For those who don’t have hours to spend waiting, Item 9 would give you an opportunity to speak relatively early in the meeting.

Please come and speak up.
Jerry Cauthen, for SaveMuni