EVENT: First round of neighborhood meetings on Better Streets Plan April 16, 18, 19, & 24

WHAT:

Members of the public are invited to attend a first round of neighborhood meetings to help shape a new approach to street and sidewalk design. As part of Mayor Newsom’s Livable City Initiative, the Better Streets Plan recently launched an extensive community process encouraging residents to share their ideas and priorities for improving the design of San Francisco’s streets. Over the next six months, several rounds of neighborhood-focused workshops and other events are planned throughout the City.

WHEN & WHERE:

Meeting scheduled in April include:

April 16, 6 – 8 pm, West Portal Playground Clubhouse, 139 Lenox Way

April 18, 6 – 8 pm, Rochambeau Playground Clubhouse, 250 25th
Avenue

April 19, 6 – 8 pm, Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood Street

April 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, SOMA Eugene Friend Recreation Center, 270 6th Street

WHY:

San Francisco’s streets and sidewalks are important public space, comprising about 25 percent of City land – more than parks and open space. Many of our streets have deteriorated over time, and traffic congestion, lack of greenery, deferred maintenance, and crowding often keep residents and visitors from fully enjoying the City’s neighborhoods and shopping districts. The Better Streets Plan will guide short-term improvements and the way streets are designed and managed over the long-term to make them safer and more accessible, attractive and environmentally sustainable.

BACKGROUND:

The Better Streets Plan is being led by the Mayor’s Office of City Greening in partnership with the Planning Department, Municipal Transportation Agency, Department of Public Works, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Department of Public Health, Mayor’s Office on Disability, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. For more information, the public may visit www.sfbetterstreets.org or call (415) 558-6405.


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