No more waiting: Construction begins this June on Masonic Avenue! The plans for Masonic Avenue will bring critical improvements to a neighborhood street where people biking and walking have been hit and killed by people driving.
Street transformations are not overnight makeovers. Recognizing that construction is expected to last 18 months, the City held an open house to update the neighborhood about the project and get ready for construction. Both the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) sent plenty of staff to answer questions and provide information about the construction process. Of particular interest to participants was access to transit services, which will be maintained throughout construction.
Attendees at the event ranged from people who have been involved since the beginning of the project, like SF Bicycle Coalition members Dale Danley and Michael Helquist, to new residents who are just getting to know their neighborhood. The energy in the room was positive, as most agreed that Masonic Avenue is long overdue for an upgrade to improve the safety and beauty of the corridor. Thanks to all of our members who attended, as we are all overjoyed to hear that this project will finally break ground next month.
Construction beginning on Masonic is the result of advocates for safer streets banding together and speaking up to ensure that their neighborhood’s streets meet their needs. Please join us in celebrating this work. Become a member today or make a gift to ensure that our advocacy rolls on strong for all of the victories ahead.