I don’t think this is the solution, but here’s your band-aid for Market Street:
Here’s how the formally one-way Sansome is looking at Broadway these days
And here’s the result – heading north out of the Financh:
The SFPD doesn’t mess with this mess as it can just go north in the southbound lane.
This is another kind of meh SFMTA initiative. It’s not a game-changer and it doesn’t appear that it will ever become any part of any game changer, even when added with other things…
Most of the tourists on top of that twin came from all the cars you can see on the left side. But all that parking is gone now, so tourists aren’t going to go to the top of Twin Peaks as much anymore.
What’s that, “good,” you say? Well OK, but why doesn’t the SFMTA just come out and say that? Instead, we get this:
Will any parking be added or removed? No parking is being proposed for removal. Today, informal (illegal) parking takes place at the center of the Figure 8 and occasionally in the outer lane of the roadway. This project will formalize parking at both the center and south intersections, increasing the number of available stalls. Parking in the travel lane will no longer be possible.
So they’re not “removing parking,” they’re simply blocking cars from getting to the parking spaces? And you can’t park on the side of a highway in CA anymore, is that correct, really?
So the real answer to the question Will any parking be added or removed is:
Yes. Hell yes.
But who are these people so uncouth and “informal” that they think they can park their rental cars on the side of the road and walk up a hill for a look-see? Just fucking tourists, that’s all. And it’s not even the same ones day after day and year after year – it’s a constant flow of new people from all over the Bay Area, California, ‘Mericah, and The Rest Of The World. Those are the people the SFMTA and the Rec and Park (RPD – it’s Frisco’s name for the Parks and Recreation Department) are getting rid of, at least on busy days.
That’s a steam grate:
Should Recology be driving and stopping their garbage trucks in the slow lane of inbound Market during the morning drive? Nope. (And the same goes for the street sweepers working on Market in the daytime – I’ve never seen that until this year.)
And are the “beautiful” obsolete “Pedmount” news racks helping here? What do you think. Is the advertising on them “beautiful?”
Anyway, people will see what they want to see…
I’ll tell you, the way from Sack-Town back to Frisco is the I-80, the Great Freeway Across America. Unless there’s three accidents upon it in your Yolo / Solano (Yolano! Heh) counties area like around Vacaville (Cow-town! That’s how it translates, Amiga).
So then your Google Maps gets a little crazy and suggests that Route 160 will save you 30 minutes. So you think YOLO and then head south on the I-5 and then you exit and then this:
ONE LANE ROAD? What does that mean?
So there’s your Montana big sky with a tiny road from rural Hawaii. IMO.
Did I make a wrong turn somewhere? IDTS. I think Google would have told me.
Anyway, the east bay’s El Diablo is your lodestar on this route. Is this Wyoming?
Sometimes traffic is speeding along on smooth levy roads and other times your jouncing along slowly on bumpy tract roads. And then you make it to Antioch and then it’s freeways the rest of the way.
It’s Route 160. It’s NorCal’s Route 66, sort of…
It’s the Mother Road.
You see these T-shirts all over these days:
I guess “downtown” is a generic term? ‘Cause I don’t know where Frisco’s downtown is. I know that “uptown” was supposed to be in the Tenderloin, but the attempt to get that new-school appellation to take off failed. Badly.
Anyway, the DST is supposed to “leave the big stuff for [Frisco’s] DPW,” or so I overheard.
I suppose this kind of effort would make area billionaire / longtime Republican Ron Conway happy…
Hey, how much does DST pay people?