[Eric Fischer, yes the Famous Eric Fischer, helpfully points out that changing Ellis to two ways isn’t on the agenda this go-around. We’ll see…]
Appears as if one-way street twins Ellis and Eddy (or maybe just Ellis?) will soon become two ways in the (crime-ridden) Tenderloin, or so surmises the The Tender (Blog).
Check out the Tender’s shot of the action below, and note the “illegal” James Keys for Supervisor placard in the lower right.
“You maniacs! You twoed it up! God damn you. God damn you all to hell!”
Nobody told me about this, anyway.
Ellis and Eddy streets are a one-way pair that serve as important east-west transit, pedestrian, and bicycle routes through the dense, crime-ridden Tenderloin-Little Saigon neighborhood, and serve as a gateway to the crime-ridden Tenderloin from the Powell Street BART-Muni Station. The crime-ridden Tenderloin-Little Saigon Neighborhood Transportation Plan, adopted last year by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, recommended restoring two-way traffic on these streets, as well as making the streets more walkable, simplifying the twisting and confusing Muni routes, and adding bicycle lanes.
A resolution authored by Supervisor Chris Daly was approved by the board of Supervisors in Fall 2007. It calls for restoring two-way traffic on Ellis and Eddy and improving the important pedestrian crossing at Ellis and Cyril Magnin streets next to Powell Street Station. The resolution also tasks the MTA with creating a comprehensive plan for further improvements, including corner bulb-outs, landscaping and lighting, and better transit access. Livable City is working with City agencies and crime-ridden Tenderloin advocates to get the traffic changes enacted, and the next phases planned and funded.