Your SF Bicycle Coalition continues to pressure our elected officials to step up the urgency when it comes to street improvements. Recently, we met with neighborhood advocates and Supervisor Vallie Brown to discuss street projects in Hayes Valley that have been long delayed. It’s clear that Supervisor Brown supports quick action. Now we need your support in pushing the City to make improvements at an upcoming open house.
When the Central Freeway was torn down on Octavia Boulevard after the 1989 earthquake irreparably damaged its structure, Hayes Valley was overwhelmed by a large increase in street traffic. Years of advocacy have brought continued improvements to the area, and that work continues today.
At next week’s open house, City planners will present proposals to make Hayes Valley streets friendlier for people walking and biking. The SF Municipal Transportation Agency is bringing two proposals to the table: options to divert traffic off of Page, and a permanent closure of Octavia street along the north sides of Patricia’s Green. These improvements address congestion concerns while also creating a more walkable, bikeable neighborhood.
Join us at the June 4 open house to push for robust improvements that put people first and create safe streets in Hayes Valley.
Octavia ‘Open Street’ Project Open House
Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Hayes Valley Playground (Hayes & Buchanan)