By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez : sfexaminer – excerpt
Sunset district neighbors reached a compromise Wednesday night on changes to Taraval Street intended to make the L-Taraval train safer, despite many expressing fears that the proposal will make the neighborhood less accessible.
Chiefly, neighbors worried that concrete boarding islands would reduce parking and endanger local businesses. People also said newly moved or eliminated stops would force seniors to walk too far for the train.
“I don’t want my stops taken away,” said Nerissa Hu, who said she depends on the 17th Avenue stop, which was originally slated to be removed. Without it, Hu says she will need to walk uphill to make her regular L trip.
The victory for the neighborhood wasn’t complete, neighbors said, but it was a start.
Sean Kennedy, a planner at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, tried to explain the compromise to a room packed with more than 200 neighbors.
It was tough going.
Gathered in Dianne Feinstein Elementary School’s cafeteria, the enraged neighbors lambasted staff at full volume.
They heckled, booed, hissed and yelled… (more)
San Francisco citizens are the way the SFMTA is destroying out city. Wait till they find out how much in debt they are as well and how they intend to charge us for the privilege of all this disruption. They are fast spiraling out of control. Demand changes from the candidates running for supervisor positions. Demand a that the Supervisors take back control of the SFMAT board through the appointment process.