The Needlessly Wide and Lightly-Used Avenues of the Inner Inner Sunset: Jordan Ave. – Why Is It So Wide? WHY WHY WHY?

Is there something we could do with all this unused space?

Perhaps a parking lot smack dab in the middle of the street or housing, you know, like a series of shotgun shacks placed over the median?

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I mean, who thought that all this wideness was a good idea?

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6 Responses to “The Needlessly Wide and Lightly-Used Avenues of the Inner Inner Sunset: Jordan Ave. – Why Is It So Wide? WHY WHY WHY?”

  1. Kyle says:

    Inner Inner Richmond?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Or Laurel Heights.

    To me the Western Addition goes all the way to the Inner Richmond. Others think that The Richmond starts at Arguello. So, Inner Inner Richmond…

  3. MorganDriver says:

    Jordan Ave. is in the Jordan Park neighborhood (but frequently lumped in with Laurel Heights.

    Inner Inner Sunset? no no no

  4. Alai says:

    This guy has written some very interesting stuff on the subject of the width of streets, from a historical perspective:
    http://www.newworldeconomics.com/archives/2007/061707.htm
    http://www.newworldeconomics.com/archives/2010/013110.html

    I’m not sure if those are the best ones to link to, but you can explore his site.

    And yes, that is my #1 complaint about the Richmond (which in most ways I like a lot). There are streets in SF which are narrower than the broad Avenues (say, Downey St. in the Haight), and they are invariably more homey and pleasant.

  5. sfcitizen says:

    IDK, Jordan Park sounds a little microneighborhoody to me. I had a co-worker who lived on Jordan and told people she lived in Jordan Park and people were WTF?

    And Jordan intersects with Geary? That screams The Richmond to me.

    District One stretches all the way to Masonic
    http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=33422

    And SFPD Richmond Sistrict goes even more to the east
    http://sf-police.org/index.aspx?page=796

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Yes Downey and similar have a much different feel…

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