SPEAK UP FOR THE MUNI SERVICE YOU NEED!
On December 7, the SFMTA Board of Directors will vote on a Muni Service Plan for 2022. Their current proposal brings back a lot of service, but it does not restore Muni to pre-pandemic service levels, as the community has been asking for. The current proposal for 2022 Service includes the following:
- The 3 Jackson and 47 Van Ness would remain suspended.
- The 2 Clement would be restored with a modified route and would operate every 15 minutes all day on weekdays.
- The 6 Haight/Parnassus would return every 20 minutes, and the 52 Excelsior and 66 Quintara would return to their past routes.
- The 10 Townsend would be restored, but it would end at Sansome and Montgomery streets and run along 16th Street in Potrero Hill.
- The 21 Hayes would be restored with a modified route and would run every 15 minutes.
- The 31 Balboa would be rerouted to 5th Street, Townsend Street, 3rd Street and Harrison Street, with a terminal at the 4th and King Caltrain Station.
Please ACT BEFORE DECEMBER 7 if this is not the Muni service you need!
- Call 415-646-2005
- Email TellMuni@sfmta.com and MTABoard@sfmta.com (cc your Supervisor and email@example.com)
JOIN SDA’S CAMPAIGN FOR BUS SHELTERS: GIMME SHELTER!
From our partners at Senior & Disability Action: For years, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has been denying requests from neighborhood public transit riders to install a bus shelter with seating at bus stops that are without seats. Prior to the pandemic, the SFMTA has been removing numerous bus shelters as a solution to deal with the homeless and street drug trafficking issues. We at Senior & Disability Action find that those actions are in conflict with the Americans with Disabilities Act. People with disabilities and seniors need seating and shelter while waiting for the next bus. At this time, only 34% of current bus stops have seating, and these are distributed inequitably, with the northern half of the city twice as likely to have shelters as the southern half, particularly Bayview/Hunters Point.SFMTA really needs our (transit riders who are seniors and people with impairments) help in creating a Muni Service Network that really addresses our needs.
SDA has developed a survey and petition for the new Gimme Shelter campaign. The task of both is communicate to the SFMTA the need for all bus stops to have a shelter with seating. Please take and share with others:
If you’d like a hard copy of the survey and petition, please contact Pi Ra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW SHOULD THE CITY SPEND TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX REVENUE?
CLC is urging residents to mark the following programs as “Very Important,” so we make sure that older adults and adults with disabilities are prioritized:
- Paratransit Service for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
- Neighborhood and Equity Priority Community Planning
More details at https://www.sfcta.org/
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Dec 6 @ 1:30 pm; Land Use & Transportation Committee
Supervisor Peskin is calling a hearing on electric-powered scooters, after Nicole Bohn, the Director of the Mayor’s Office on Disability, was seriously injured after being hit by someone riding a scooter on a sidewalk.
Dec 13 @ 1:30 pm: Land Use & Transportation Committee
Supervisor Melgar is calling a hearing on the City’s responsibilities in maintaining safe and accessible sidewalks, as well as being accountable to public requests for sidewalk improvements. We’ll keep you updated, or stay tuned here: https://sfbos.org/meetings/land-use-and-transportation-committee.
LOWER SPEED LIMITS COMING TO SF STREETS
Thanks to a new state law, San Francisco now has more authority to set speed limits on our streets! That’s great news, since speed is a major factor in whether someone hit by a car lives or dies. Considering that older adults make up half of all pedestrians killed in San Francisco each year, lower speed limits could help us reduce this number.As early as January 2022, the SFMTA will lower speed limits by 5 mph (from 25 mph to 20 mph, or 30 mph to 25 mph) in key business activity districts (streets where at least half of the property uses are dining or retail). These speed limit changes require SFMTA Board approval, and the first seven corridors being brought to the Board for speed limit reductions from 25 to 20 mph include:
- 24th Street, from Diamond to Chattanooga streets and from Valencia to San Bruno Avenue;
- Fillmore Street, from Chestnut to Union streets and from Jackson to McAllister streets;
- Haight Street, from Stanyan Street to Central Avenue and from Webster to Steiner streets;
- Polk Street, from Filbert to Sutter streets;
- Ocean Avenue, from Geneva Avenue to Victoria Street and from Junipero Serra Boulevard to 19th Avenue;
- San Bruno Avenue, from Silver to Paul avenues; and
- Valencia Street, from Cesar Chavez to Market streets
The SFMTA also plans to reduce speed limits on San Francisco’s high-injury corridors, where most traffic crashes are concentrated. You can learn more here about all the important speed limit changes that SFMTA is planning. In the meantime, let’s all slow down!
For more information about any of these transportation updates, please contact CLC’s Transportation Program Manager: Cathy DeLuca, email@example.com, 415-638-9183.