Changes to Mission Street

Changes to the 14R bus line, including a dedicated transit lane along Mission Street, will be publicly vetted Friday, October 16, at 10 a.m. in City Hall, room 416.

A stoplight at Randall and Mission streets had also been proposed, but that element needs further study and will not be implemented immediately, said Matt Brill, SFMTA Transportation Manager.*

The changes are part of MUNI Forward, a city-wide overhaul of the transportation system begun in 2006. They include extended sidewalk bulbs, transit only lanes and turn pockets along Mission from South Van Ness to Randall.

Brill said the project’s Environmental Impact Review (which studies a project’s effect on the area around it) proposed a signal, but that level of analysis is higher order and didn’t cover signal timing.

“We’ve started to involve our more senior signal designers and other people in the building to help us solve it in a holistic way. There’s a lot of safety issues in and around those areas,” he said. “Not only is San Jose Avenue really close, you also have the J Church signal priority; Guerrero adds some complexity.”

If the engineers can get the signal to work, the agency won’t hold any special meetings. If it can’t, SFMTA will come back to the public and talk about other options, like a rapid flashing beacon.

“There will be targeted outreach,” he said.

Either way, the project has been unhooked from the larger 14R project. Friday is the final public meeting before the proposal goes before the SFMTA board, which must approve it. Then work would begin.

You can see SFMTA’s final proposals under the Documents and Reports page.

*Please note that I incorrectly identified Matt Brill in the first draft as “project manager.” Sorry!

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Glen Park BART escalator to be out until January

BART riders may have noticed the barrier being installed around the
down escalator at Glen Park Station. According to BART’s website, the
repair is expected to take until January:

The Glen Park Association’s Transportation Committee has been in touch
with BART’s communications department. They tell us that the escalator
” experienced a significant mechanical failure in the drive system.
This requires removal of the system and a complete overhaul. Which
means the entire thing has to be taken apart. We need to get it a new
main gear which are hard to come by and are not quickly made.”


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Glen Park Crime Report Sept 21 – Oct. 1, 2015

Monday, September 21st, 2015
09:00am 1100 Blk Bosworth Stolen Vehicle

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
09:00am Chenery/Congo [sic] Stolen Vehicle
12:55pm 600 Blk Arlington Recovered Vehicle
02:05pm Chenery/Brompton Stolen and Recovered Vehicle

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
12:55pm 200 Blk Roanoke Recovered Vehicle

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
07:41am 200 Blk Roanoke Battery
11:30am 600 Blk Chenery Theft from Vehicle

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Nothing to report from Glen Park.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
03:46pm Addison/Bemis Assault

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Nothing to report from Glen Park.

Monday, September 28th, 2015
04:30pm 400 Blk Chenery Burglary

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Nothing to report from Glen Park.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
06:00pm 100 Blk Bemis Vandalism to Property

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
09:09pm 100 Blk O’Shaughnessy Hit and Run
10:15pm Unit Blk Surrey Theft from VehicleGlen P

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