Posts Tagged ‘two way’

OMG, McAllister Street to Become a Two-Way August 4th – All the Way to Market for Bikes, MUNI, and Taxis

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Well, here you go – in four short days, McAllister will become a fully two-way street.

This should speed up the #5 Fulton inbound, huh?

And now there’s even less excuse to use the Wiggle bike route (as McAllister and Divisadero make up a superior route to and from the Panhandle, sorry for saying that over again but it’s totally true.)

The News of the Day: 

“The SFMTA Announces Reconfiguration of McAllister Street

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that, effective Thursday, Aug. 4, McAllister Street east of Hyde Street will be reconfigured. Also, Charles J. Brenham Place (7th Street north of Market) will be converted to two-way. The traffic reconfiguration and correlated completion of the overhead contact system (OCS) rehabilitation in this area mean that the nearly 16,000 annual 5 Fulton Muni trolley bus customers will now have a more direct trip downtown. The change will save the Agency more than $200,000 a year in operating expenses.

Effective Aug. 4, the new configuration will allow Muni, commercial vehicles and bicycles to travel eastbound on McAllister Street between Hyde Street and Charles J. Brenham Place. All other eastbound McAllister traffic will continue to turn right at Hyde Street. Only bicycles, taxis and Muni vehicles will be allowed to turn east on Market Street from McAllister Street. All other traffic will be required to turn right onto Market Street. All traffic will be able to make a right turn from northbound Charles J. Brenham Place (7th Street north of Market Street) onto eastbound McAllister Street to access the block between Charles J. Brenham Place and Jones Street. The attached maps show the changes in the traffic configuration.

The current 5 Fulton route requires inbound vehicles heading downtown to make a right on Hyde Street and then a left on Market Street. The new route, made possible by new overhead wires in the eastbound direction, will allow buses on this route to go straight to Market Street, saving up to three minutes per trip. The changes to the 5 Fulton route will take effect after the testing of the new OCS in August.

The SFMTA’s Capital Investment Program includes the rehabilitation of the aging trolley bus OCS in various parts of the City. This vital work includes replacing existing poles and overhead wires. Rehabilitation of the OCS improves safety and service reliability and helps keeps Muni in a state of good repair. The OCS construction began last summer and was part of the 21 Hayes Pole Replacement project.”

Hurray?

Hurray!

Swinging Both Ways on Haight Street: Hearing on April 15th About Making It a Two-Way Street in Hayes Valley

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Well here’s the latest from District Five Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi‘s latest newsletter:

“LATE BREAKING NEWS – Hearing on Haight Two-Way

April 15, 2011, 10 a.m. – The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hold a public hearing to solicit public input on the following proposed changes: 1) Making Haight a two-way street between Octavia and Market. 2) Establishing a bus-boarding island on Haight, eastbound, west of Gough and other changes.”

Mike Aldax had all the deets last year – can’t imagine the plan has changed too much since then.

Will this help the failed Octavia Boulevard project to become slightly less of a failure? Yes.

So that’s good, right?

Bumping into your parole officer will be sooooo much more pleasant on a two way Haight Street, dontcha think?

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One-Way Blocks of Hayes and Fell Street in Hayes Valley To Go Two-Way? SFMTA Holds a Public Hearing Friday

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The NIMBYs and small-time millionaire bidness owners of Hayes Valley don’t want you Sunset District-living Chinese-Americans driving your Toyotas through Hayes Valley when you head home from SoMA.

NOT AT ALL!

So, why not take out lanes, put up No Left and No Right signs and do whatever else they can to prevent west-bound traffic using Hayes to get to Fell, aka The Panhandle Freeway? See below for the deets.

Oh, and speaking of Fell, well, the Hayes Valley Merchants Association doesn’t want you using a few short blocks to jink from eastbound Oak to 10th Street southbound and the freeways beyond neither. They want you using hopelessly-clogged Octavia instead. (Hey, who thunk up our disastrous Octavia Boulevard “Boulevard-Movement” experiment, anyway?)

Look at all these trees proposed for Hayes Street – how many of them are useful fake cell-phone-antenna trees? Probably zero.

Don’t even try it, Sunset denizens. All the outreach meetings are over and done with, and you weren’t invited. You are not a stakeholder. You are the Yellow Horde from the West. So, shut up, pay your taxes and deal. Whether you like it or not.

And who knows, maybe someday the SFMTA will come on up to like 32nd and Lawton or someplace way out there and then outreach you about how tout le monde should pay for your neighborhood improvement project.

Just give it a few decades…

“Director of Transportation Engineering – Sustainable Streets Division will hold a public hearing on Friday, January 21, 2011, at10:00 AM, in Room 416 (Hearing Room 4), City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SanFrancisco, CA  94102, to consider the following proposals:

Hayes Street Two-Way Proposal

ESTABLISH – TWO-WAY OPERATION

Hayes Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Gough Street (currently one-way westbound)

ESTABLISH – RIGHT TURN ONLY

Hayes Street, eastbound at Van Ness Avenue

ESTABLISH – LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT

Hayes Street, westbound at Gough Street

ESTABLISH – RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT EXCEPT MUNI

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY LANE MUST TURN LEFT

Hayes Street, westbound at Van Ness Avenue

ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY

Hayes Street, eastbound at Franklin Street

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME

Hayes Street, south side, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street

Hayes Street, north side, between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue

RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME

ESTABLISH – PARKING METER AREA 2

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM AND 3 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Hayes Street, north side, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street

RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING 4 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Hayes Street, south side, between Market Street and Polk Street

RESCIND – BUS ZONE

Hayes Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 64 feet westerly

RESCIND – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING 4 PM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

9th Street, west side, between Market and Howard Streets

Fell Street Two-Way Proposal

ESTABLISH – TWO-WAY OPERATION

Fell Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street (currently one-way eastbound)

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Fell Street, south side, between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue

ESTABLISH – NO LEFT TURN

Van Ness Avenue, northbound, at Fell Street

ESTABLISH – TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME

Fell Street, north side, from Franklin Street to 90 feet easterly

Fell Street, south side, from Franklin Street to 50 feet easterly

ESTABLISH – NO PARKING ANYTIME

Fell Street, both sides, from Van Ness Avenue to 20 feet westerly

The above items have received environmental clearance from the San Francisco Planning Department through an Addendum to Environmental Impact Report dated December 16, 2010, for Project Title 2003.0347E – Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan; Hayes & Fell Two-Way.

San Francisco’s Tiny Genoa Street Allows Traffic in Both Directions

Monday, December 29th, 2008

See? Genoa Place in North Beach seems like it should be a one-way alley.

But it’s not.

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And if you actually went the allowed 15 MPH speed in your car, you’d scare pedestrians whether you were going up or down the hill.

What a strange little street.