An important step toward safer streets Today, at a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) hearing, we celebrated a milestone victory for pedestrians! The City approved and will [...]
Page Street Can Show What’s Possible
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s Page Street Neighborway Project seeks to make Page a safer and more pleasant place to walk and bike, with better connections to green spaces like Koshland Park.
We think the project can do even more – and become a model street for the city in terms of exemplar pedestrian safety infrastructure and traffic calming.
A Big Win and What’s Next
Walk San Francisco spent two years organizing residents, businesses, and organizations along the Page Street corridor to get involved in the project and ask for the pedestrian improvements they wanted to see. We met with the Zen Center, staff from John Muir Elementary, and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, to name a few.
When Walk SF learned that the City wasn’t considering adding traffic circles to Page, which are a proven way to slow cars at intersections, we proposed the idea of a raised intersection.
With your support and ongoing advocacy by Walk SF, we did it! The City’s first raised intersection was approved at Page and Buchanan Streets, and will officially be built in 2019. This will be the first raised intersection in San Francisco, and is exactly the kind of street design our city needs more of.
There is still a chance to make Page even better. The Page Street Neighborway project will be coming back to the SFMTA Board for approval of a traffic diverter, which will help calm the street even more by moving some vehicle traffic off of Page.
Join our Page Street campaign and be alerted of upcoming decisions – like the traffic diverter – that we need you to speak out on.
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