Last year brought lots of excitement around biking to the Richmond, whether it was celebrating Bike & Roll to School Week at Lafayette Elementary or kicking off the Eighth Avenue Bike Boulevard project. Now, it’s time to continue this momentum into 2018 and make bike boulevards a reality.
The next chance is coming up on Jan. 31. Supervisor Sandra Fewer is hosting a town hall meeting for the Eighth Avenue project next Wednesday to make sure she hears from Richmond District residents, and you’re invited.
Eighth Avenue runs through the heart of the Richmond District, connecting Golden Gate Park to the Presidio, crossing major commercial corridors like Geary and Clement. Since 2016, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has engaged local stakeholders through on-street outreach, public open houses and targeted engagement with nearby schools. Throughout the City’s planning process, we’ve heard strong support for traffic diversion and people-friendly street design, and now it’s time to make sure Supervisor Fewer hears you too.
The proposal for traffic diversions at Anza and Balboa streets would prioritize people who bike and walk here by managing vehicle volumes on this north-south corridor. The SFMTA’s proposal includes a traffic diverter for northbound traffic at Anza and southbound traffic at Balboa. This proven design solution is popular in other cities like Berkeley and Portland, and we want to see it succeed here in San Francisco.
We want to thank Supervisor Fewer for hosting this town hall meeting to hear from local residents on how to prioritize safety on Eighth Avenue. Come out and show your support for traffic calming designs that work.
Eighth Avenue Town Hall
Zion Lutheran Church at 495 Ninth Ave.
6:00 – 7:30pm