Summer Of Love Anniversary Pushes Haight’s Muni Forward Efforts To 2018

by Amy Stephenson : hoodline – excerpt

We reported in March that the Haight Ashbury Merchants Association was trying to delay next year’s Muni Forward overhaul of Haight Street until after the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, which is set to occur next summer.

Samantha Roxas, aide to District 5 Supervisor London Breed, has now confirmed that the project will officially be pushed back to 2018, to allow for next year’s festivities.

The Muni Forward plan includes adding sidewalk bulb-outs, moving and eliminating some Muni stops along the 7/7R line, and bringing in some pedestrian upgrades, like sidewalk leveling. With an influx of tourists expected in the neighborhood to celebrate the big event, HAMA was concerned that ongoing construction could cause issues for visitors… (more)

Say Goodbye to Van Ness Avenue, Broadway and Haight Street

What do drivers, Muni riders, Muni operators, taxi drivers, elderly and disabled people, parents, emergency personnel and many families long time residents of San Francisco have in common? A growing distrust for the SFMTA.

Thanks to everyone who voted No on A and B and Yes on L. The voters who were duped into trusting the SFMTA can now enjoy their next bold move. Tomorrow they plan to approve removal of traffic lanes and parking on Van Ness, Broadway, and Haight Street. For details of the plans you can try to read this week’s SFMTA agenda. The meeting is tomorrow, so you have one day to prepare your protest.

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