Saturday, April 5, 2014

More Bikes on Second Street!

SFMTA 2013 Bicycle Count
Does it seem like you see more urban cyclists on Second Street? The 2013 SFMTA Bike Count confirms this: from 2011 to 2013 there has been a 35% increase in cycling on Second, one of the largest jumps of any corridor in San Francisco. This is not anecdotal: these counts are just that, real time data. 

And this is with zero physical improvement to the bicycle infrastructure on the major bicycle route.











Read the full report here: 

http://www.sfmta.com/sites/default/files/2013%20Bike%20Count%20Report.pdf


2nd Street bicycle count up 35% in two years!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2nd Street Supporters Meet Up!

Hello again! It has been about 6 months since we last met at the 4th  2nd Street community meeting in May. Thank you to everyone who came out and voiced the importance for a safer 2nd Street, supported the proposed design (full design), and most importantly represented what is the BIGGER picture: a corridor that pedestrians, cyclists, transit and automobiles can utilize happily and together.

Despite the huge amount of work we have all put into this project over many years, this exciting new vision for 2nd Street is still far from assured. It's crucial that we keep the pressure on the City to vote for the better design option - Sharrows are not enough for 2nd Street. 

Please join us, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and your fellow 2nd Street supporters for an after work meet up. Let's share a drink (non-alcoholic available) and chat about how to ensure that the City votes for the best design to ultimately make 2nd Street GREAT. 

When: Tuesday, November 12th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm 
Where: 21st Amendment Brewery (563 2nd St. ) in the Mezzanine 
What to bring: Your creative ideas

Spread the word and see you there!



Friday, May 17, 2013

COMMUNITY MEETING #4

SECOND STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 

The City's most recent and almost final design keeps getting better. Many of the elements we have advocated are now in the proposal:


  • sidewalks are widened everywhere to 15 feet.
  • more and better street trees.
  • buffered cycle tracks


Come to this meeting and support this great pedestrian friendly design and help make sure it happens!





Date:         Thursday, May 23 

Time:         6-8 pm

Location:   SPUR 2nd Floor 654 Mission Street



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Third Community Meeting- November 28th


Next Wednesday, November 28th, the San Francisco Department of Public Works, Municipal Transportation Agency, and City Planning will host a third and final community meeting for the Second Street Improvement Project. Over the course of the previous community meetings and a number of online surveys, we, the community, selected one-way cycletracks as the best option for a bicycle facility on Second Street. This meeting will discuss the proposed conceptual design in detail and provide the opportunity for questions and answers.

We urge you to attend this meeting and show your support for bicycle and pedestrian improvements in our neighborhood!

Date:          Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Time:         6:00-8:00 pm

Location:  CBS Interactive, 235 2nd Street. Enter via Tehama Street, just east of 2nd Street.

Please RSVP by 11/27 at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4793969893#

Tuesday, October 2, 2012



A message from SF DPW:

I would like to thank you on behalf of San Francisco’s Department of Public Works, the Municipal Transportation Agency and Department of City Planning for attending the Second Street Improvement Project meeting on Thursday September 20, 2012. The meeting was a huge success and the feedback provided by the community is invaluable in determining the future vision for 2nd Street.
At the meeting several of you filled out a survey providing us feedback on design elements you would like included in the final design concept and their order of preference. However, since some neighbors and merchants were not able to attend the meeting, we would like to extend the survey to residents and merchants for their review and comments. We are extending the survey period until Friday October 12, 2012.
We have posted the presentation materials and a brief comparison of the design options on the project website. Please feel free to forward the link to any neighbors that might be interested in providing the Project Team with feedback. Thank you.  

www.sfdpw.org/secondstreet 

Lastly, I’m including a link to an article that ran this past weekend regarding the upcoming Second Street Improvement Project. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Repaving-2nd-Street-revamping-traffic-3905515.php
Sincerely,

Alex M. MurilloDepartment of Public Works
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
1680 Mission Street, 1st Floor  |  San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel. (415) 437-7009  |  Cell (415) 627-8106
Email: 
Alex.M.Murillo@sfdpw.org

We're supporting the One Way Cycle Tracks option as the best for pedestrians and street greening, particularly in front of the ClockTower Lofts.  I addition we think not widening the sidewalks on both sides of the street (currently SF DPW proposed widening only the western, shady side because of an undetermined cost to underground the power on the crowded, sunny, eastern side) for the three blocks from Harrison to Townsend is missing a huge once in a generation opportunity to do this right.  You could write that in the feedback form if you agree...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Come to the second Community Meeting Thursday, September 20


The San Francisco Department of Public Works, Municipal Transportation Agency and City Planning invite you to the second community meeting for the 2nd Street Improvement Project. The project extends along 2nd Street from Market to King. The key elements of the project are pedestrian improvements, a bicycle facility, streetscape enhancements and repaving. Come to the meeting to review the community’s design proposals and help select a preferred alternative.

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm @ CBS Interactive, 235 2nd Street. Enter via Tehama Street, just east of 2nd Street.

Please RSVP by 9/19 at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4259514322

Friday, August 24, 2012

{2} PAVEMENT TO BARKS

There are two motorized traffic lanes cutting through the sidewalk at Second and Harrison.  That's right, through the sidewalk, without a stoplight or even a stop sign to protect pedestrians. This seems dangerous, and it is: a pedestrian died here a few years back.  But this public land could serve a higher purpose: dog walking.  This area has had a huge increase in residential population over the last few years, and in San Francisco that means dogs.  We're proposing San Francisco's first BARKlet to meet the neighborhood's pressing need.

Pavement to Barks!
The existing high speed on-ramp through the sidewalk.

It's a good sized plot of public land that could serve a dire need: DOG RUN.