Posts Tagged ‘fixmasonic’

Yet Another Car Accident on Bloody Masonic Avenue in San Francisco

Monday, July 28th, 2008

[UPDATE: Well it looks like we’re going to get a median with trees planted plus wider sidewalks, which of course will take up more space. The sidewalks on the west side aren’t all that wide, but man, on the east side, they are superwide right now. A dedicated bike lane uphill where the wide sidewalk is now and a bus bike lane downhill could do the trick. We’d lose some trees. In the meantime, would could make biking on the sidewalk legal here – state law allows us to do that. I always cyclists on the sidewalk and I’ve never seen anybody cited. Anyway, from Fulton on up to Turk, the sidewalk is the way to go…]

So far this year, the big news regarding the traffic situation on Masonic Avenue is a reduction in the speed limit to a maximum of 25 MPH.

Mission Accomplished?

One of this morning’s accidents on Masonic:


It seems there’s still room for improvement on this street.

Now back in the day, there were plans for a Panhandle Freeway(!), so it’s not like some traffic czar organized the streets in this area in a coherent fashion. We have what, we have by “accident,” mas o menos.

Is it too late for wholesale changes to the way Masonic is laid out?

San Francisco Tells Drivers to Slow Down to 25 MPH on Bloody Masonic Avenue

Friday, April 18th, 2008

  Per FixMasonic

This morning, at a public hearing at San Francisco City Hall, it was decided without opposition to implement a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit on Masonic Avenue. This is a direct result of our petition and represents that first such change to Masonic Avenue in response to FixMasonic.

This is great news for all of us who want to see change to Masonic – not only because a lower speed limit can only lead to safer driving, especially if we encourage SFPD to enforce it, but because it acknowledges that Masonic Avenue is a residential street and demands a street design appropriate to a residential neighborhood.

Please come celebrate with us and help us keep this amazing effort moving forward:

FixMasonic Meeting
Wednesday, April 23, 2007, 6:30 pm
San Francisco Day School, Golden Gate @ Masonic

You are also invited to Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s office THIS EVENING, Friday April 18, at 5:30 pm for an exhibition of posters by schoolchildren envisioning a safer Masonic Avenue – City Hall Room 282.

Finally, we would like your response to a petition regarding usage and safety of Masonic Avenue. To complete survey online, go to