Report: Glen Park Association and Business Association meeting with SFMTA about intersection

Members of the GPA and GPMA are continuing to meet with SFMTA in response to concerns about street construction in the neighborhood. Tuesday’s meeting with traffic engineer Damon Curtis and project planner David Greenway gives us this update:

1. In response to community concerns, there will now be a “protected/permissive light” for northbound Diamond. (That means first it’s a green arrow, then it’s a plain green light and you have to yield to oncoming traffic if you’re turning left.) Northbound and southbound Diamond cannot take simultaneous protected lefts because they aren’t lined up well with each other and cars would have to jockey in a weird way. (see note below)

(The existing protected left off Bosworth going south on Diamond will remain.)

2. The light phasing at this intersection was originally 75 seconds. In the first iteration of this plan, the phasing would have gone to 90. Now with the protected left, it will be 110. At some point they’ll likely signalize Arlington and Lyell on Bosworth, so they can’t just lengthen the signal to something totally unusual.

3. NOTE: Damon will check if it’s feasible to switch the protected left on Diamond to be southbound for evening to accommodate rush hour traffic. He’ll also check again to see if simultaneous turning can be achieved.

4. Three parking spots on the west side of Diamond between Kern and Bosworth are being removed because the only other lane on that street is a dedicated left, and you need one lane for folks going straight or turning right.

5. San Jose Avenue
Phase II of the pilot project will start June 2/3. Phase 2 reduces the number of exit lanes off 280. Currently there are 2. Phase 2 will mean one exit off 280, as it existed before the Loma Prieta earthquake. In response to our concerns, SFMTA promised to host a meeting for Bernal Heights, Glen Park and Upper Noe neighbors to update them on the project (ultimate goal of the project is to reduce speeds of cars on San Jose Avenue).

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Glen Park crime report April 23 – May 2, 2015

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
03:00pm 800 Blk Chenery Hit and Run

Friday, April 24th, 2015
11:40am 200 Blk 30th Burglary

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
01:14am 100 Blk Mangels Recovered Vehicle
01:14am 100 Blk Mangels Warrant Arrest

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
08:00pm 700 Blk Chenery Stolen License Plate

Monday, April 27th, 2015
02:15am Unit Blk Miguel Burglary
01:59pm Diamond/Bosworth Traffic Collision
06:25pm 100 Blk Brompton Recovered License Plate

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
08:20am Randall/Arlington Traffic Collision
06:00pm 300 Blk Monterey Stolen Vehicle

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Nothing to report from Glen Park.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Nothing to report from Glen Park.

Friday, May 1st, 2015
12:00am 1700 Blk Noe Burglary
05:40pm Unit Blk Addison Theft from Vehicle

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
12:30pm 100 Blk Fairmount Stolen Vehicle

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Nothing to report from Glen Park.

*****Serious Ingleside incident of the week*****

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
11:20am 3400 Blk San Bruno Hot Prowl Burglary
A woman cleaning her driveway was approached by a man who claimed to
be working on a neighbor’s fence. He asked the woman if he could take
measurements in her backyard. The woman consented and escorted the man
through her garage and into her backyard. The woman failed to close
her garage door while she was in her backyard. While there the unknown
workman used his cell phone to call someone else in a language she
didn’t recognized. After he finished the measurements, he and the
homeowner walked back through the garage where the man entered a white
vehicle which sped away. The woman went upstairs and found her jewelry
box and safe on the floor of her bedroom. Jewelry was missing from the
safe. She called dispatch and Ingleside Officers Johnson and Chew
arrived to investigate the crime. This incident mirrors an earlier
crime on Rey Street where the alleged workman, while in the backyard,
calls an accomplice who enters the home through the open door and
burglarizes the residence.

A NOTE FROM CAPTAIN MC FADDEN. Do not let any stranger into your home.
If a worker says he needs to inspect a fence or other item, tell him
now is not the time for the inspection. Ask for a card or some other
identification and tell him you will contact him if and when it can be
done. Call police and check with your neighbors to see if they have
hired someone to work on their property. If the worker insists that he
needs to inspect at that moment call police right away.

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San Jose Avenue changes

The GPA transportation committee has been pressing hard on SFMTA to keep the neighborhood updated on the various projects affecting us and to hold the agency accountable in terms of deadlines and promises. See Hilary Schiraldi’s April 30 post regarding the last meeting with them, and another is coming up. We’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, here’s an update on the San Jose Avenue changes, sent from

Damon R. Curtis, PE

Construction & Design Services Engineer

Livable Streets – Community Projects

Dear neighbors,

Thanks for your continued interest in the San Jose Avenue and I-280 Off-Ramp Road Diet Pilot Project.  The SFMTA has been working with Caltrans on measures to reduce speeding on San Jose Avenue and we have some new information to share.

Phase I of the pilot project reduced the number of travel lanes and provided a safer and more comfortable bikeway design in the hopes of reducing speeding on San Jose Avenue.  These changes did not bring about the desired 15mph speed reduction along the corridor and we will be moving forward with Phase II beginning on June 2.

Phase II includes merging the two lanes of the I-280 off-ramp into a single lane upstream of the existing I-280 tunnel.  Phase II construction will take place on June 2-3 and we will once again be collecting speed data to understand the impacts of these changes.

Thank you for your continued interest in the project.  We will keep you updated as this project moves forward.

SFMTA

Sustainable Streets Division

One South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103-5417

T:415.701.4674 | C:510.708.6911 | F:415.701.4343

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