If trees are so great and if a five-yard-wide median is such an improvement, why stop there? Why not have more trees in the middle of Cesar Chavez? Why not have a 30-foot-wide median instead?
But no worry. The so-called “improvements” coming our way will “compliment” something or other. See?
“These streetscape improvements and more will make Cesar Chavez a great and complete street— one that compliments the community.”
A thousand years since Alhazen worked out perspective, but our art students still haven’t gotten the word. Oh well, two vanishing points for the price of one:
Somebody will end up using this space for something, is all I know.
Cesar Chavez Streetscape Improvement Project
The Cesar Chavez Streetscape Improvement Project is a multi- agency effort initiative to re-envision Cesar Chavez Street from Hampshire to Guerrero Streets in the Mission District. Through the coordinated efforts of multiple city organizations and with input from community meetings, Cesar Chavez will be made into an enjoyable, safe, and visually attractive corridor for pedestrians, bikes, and transit options that unify our great city.
The inclusion of a widened and landscaped center median, and tree plantings along sidewalks will provide pleasing greenery to the area neighborhood. These efforts are known to calm traffic along busy corridors. Street corner bulb-outs, shorter crossing distances at intersections, and the installation of bike lanes will also make this a safer street environment for everyone. These streetscape improvements and more will make Cesar Chavez a great and complete street— one that compliments the community.
For more information, visit the community planning process web page.
Cesar Chavez Street between Guerrero and Hampshire Streets
Construction is scheduled to start in Winter 2011.
The project is funded through a combination of Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act (SAFETEA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal grants with local matching funds totaling $4.3m.million
DPW– Paving & Great Streets
Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)- Sewer Upgrade
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA)
Great Streets Program Manager
To Be Determined