Swinging Both Ways on Haight Street: Hearing on April 15th About Making It a Two-Way Street in Hayes Valley

Well here’s the latest from District Five Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi‘s latest newsletter:

“LATE BREAKING NEWS – Hearing on Haight Two-Way

April 15, 2011, 10 a.m. – The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hold a public hearing to solicit public input on the following proposed changes: 1) Making Haight a two-way street between Octavia and Market. 2) Establishing a bus-boarding island on Haight, eastbound, west of Gough and other changes.”

Mike Aldax had all the deets last year – can’t imagine the plan has changed too much since then.

Will this help the failed Octavia Boulevard project to become slightly less of a failure? Yes.

So that’s good, right?

Bumping into your parole officer will be sooooo much more pleasant on a two way Haight Street, dontcha think?

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4 Responses to “Swinging Both Ways on Haight Street: Hearing on April 15th About Making It a Two-Way Street in Hayes Valley”

  1. Erik says:

    This should be a no-brainer. Why was that block made a one-way in the first place?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Don’t know. It’s been a one-way on that part as long as I can remember

  3. Paulapod says:

    I am trying to find an online forum where my opinion will be passed on at the city hall hearing tomorrow. I am one of the residents living on Haight Street between Octavia Blvd. and Laguna St.

    In March 2009 I was hit by a car while walking across Octavia Blvd on Haight. I had the right-of-way; light was green. I spent 5 days in SF General Hospital and 5 months on disability.

    This horribly designed intersection has claimed numerous victims in the past several years. The intersection of Market and Octavia gets much more attention because the SF Bicycle Coalition is extremely well-organized, and effectively communicates its goals to the public. Pedestrians do not have a lot of political clout in this city, as evidenced by the alarming number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities, which seemingly fall on deaf ears of policy-makers.

    The implementation of a 2-way traffic corridor between Octavia Blvd and Gough Street is a bad idea for a good number of reasons, and the SFMTA should be held accountable for sucking the life out of San Francisco residents while failing to address it’s abominable transit services, if that’s what you call them.

  4. glennz says:

    Paula,

    Sorry, about your accident but your rationale against the implementation of 2 way traffic on this block is self-serving. I’m sure everyone living on that particular block enjoys the fact that it gets 2 cars per hour of traffic.

    The reality is that having to turn left onto Laguna and proceed down Page street adds 10 minutes to the commute of every Muni rider in the morning. In addition it creates a dangerous nuisance for bikers and pedestrians on Page Street.

    off with your nonsense