"Multi-way boulevard is a new street type in San Francisco which combines efficient through-traffic travel with calmed local access lanes for neighborhood commercial and residential use."--from the San Francisco Better Streets plan
The Better Streets Plan process brings together staff of multiple City agencies to comprehensively plan for streets. The Plan will seek to balance the needs of all street users, with a particular focus on the pedestrian environment and how streets can be used as public space. The Plan will reflect the understanding that the pedestrian environment is about much more than just transportation – that streets serve a multitude of social, recreational and ecological needs that must be considered when deciding on the most appropriate design.
City agencies and citizen groups have now spent three years (80 public meetings!) turning the policy into a plan -- you can follow the evolution of its concepts here -- and now, tonight at 6:30 pm, the San Francisco Planning Department will present the penultimate plan to the public at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition office, 995 Market Street, Suite 1550.
As part of the process, youth from the Bayview filmed a walking tour of their streets to show the City how best to improve their neighborhood:
If it's not playing on your browser, you can watch it here.
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