Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1,400 Masonic Residents Receive 9/30 Meeting Notice -- Options Narrowed to Two

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has direct-mailed 1,400 Masonic area residents an invitation to the upcoming third and final community meeting to determine traffic-calming measures for the neighborhood corridor. Every household along Masonic Avenue from Geary to Fell Street has received the flyer as well as neighbors who live one block deep on the side streets east and west of Masonic. The mailing is the agency's latest effort to engage area residents in the planning process to bring traffic calming to the prime north-south street used by motorists, Muni riders, and wary bicyclists and pedestrians.

As previously reported, city planners will present two options for traffic-calming at the meeting to be held on September 30th. The two will include all or some of the following:
  • addition of a landscaped median
  • improved pedestrian crossings
  • installment of bike facilities (either a bike lane or a slightly elevated cycle track)
  • partial or full removal of existing on-street parking
  • increased landscaping and tree planting
  • enhancements to transit stops (including bulb-outs)
  • removal of day-time tow-away restrictions
At the upcoming meeting, community participants will discuss and complete a survey to indicate their preference between the two options. Their input will help determine the final plan to be submitted to the public for review and adoption.

Masonic Avenue Street Design Study
Community Workshop #3
Thursday, September 30, 2010
6:30 to 8:30 pm
San Francisco Day School
350 Masonic at Golden Gate (enter at Golden Gate)
bike parking indoors, Muni #43 and nearby Muni #5 options

For detailed project information:
Contact project manager, Javad Mirabdal:
(415) 701-4421

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