Panhandle Park Improvements

by jj on February 12, 2014

Join us at any of 3 meetings to discuss upgrades to park paths and develop an application to be submitted to SF Rec and Park’s Community Opportunity Fund Grant Program. This is a program of the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. We will discuss:

  • Feedback on what types of improvements are needed
  • Preliminary ideas includes:
    1. Wayfinding/ signage for all users (pedestrians, cyclists, locals, visitors)
    2. Re-paving the South pedestrian-only path, including improved drainage
    3. Improved lighting, including quantity and quality
    4. Increased amenities: benches, trash + recycle cans, bike racks
  • Design solutions, including location, materials and detail concepts

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 11:00am – 12:30 pm Panhandle Playground Bulletin Board (Rain or shine following Steward’s Work Day)

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm PRO/SF General Mtg @ Bread & Butter Café 1901 Hayes St

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1–2:30 pm Park Branch Library, Park Meeting Room 1833 Page St

This is a joint effort of NOPNA, PRO/SF, and HANC, the surrounding neighborhood associations of the Panhandle Park. See the attached flyer, and feel free to share with other media outlets and organizations. You may contact me, the project manager, with any comments or questions.

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SFMTA’s 5 Fulton bus, an essential bus service that carries 19,000 riders per day, has seen some significant modifications and a new Limited service starting October 28 as part of a pilot study for the systemwide Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP).  The plan goals are to decrease crowding, improve service reliability and transit and pedestrian safety. There are many elements to the revisions, including: eliminating and relocating stops to improve on time performance, increasing bus stop size for safety, and eliminating travel lanes in areas with high collision rates (Fulton from Baker to Stanyan). There is an expected 17% time savings from 6th Avenue to Market which would make the trip for us all more appealing.

NOPA residents see the Divisadero Street stops moved across the street on both sides with dedicated right turn lanes to improve traffic flow, Broderick, Baker, and Central stops removed and one created at Lyon (equidistant from Divisadero and Masonic), peak period parking restrictions on the east side of Central along with the relocation of the stops at the corner, and eastbound Masonic stop will move across from Luckys and have a dedicated right turn lane. Fulton Street has changed from parallel parking to 90 degree parking from Baker to Stanyan in order to increase the travel lane width for safety and reduce the impact from the loss of parking on Central.

An entirely new 5L limited service would make fewer stops and run 7AM-7PM M-F with stops only at Divisadero and Masonic in NOPA. The pilot program would incorporate motor buses along the line to permit passing by the 5L but the final plan when implemented will be restored to all electric buses. Whereas the 5L will terminate at the La Playa stop near Ocean Beach, the local stop 5 Fulton will now be a short line, terminating at 6th Ave.

Planners are working with communities to make sure the concerns are addressed and the improvements are noticeable. There have been three meetings held: in the Richmond, Western Addition, and Civic Center, and the MTA has also attended and presented their plan at the NOPNA general meeting in July.

Details can be found https://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/tep-5-fulton-travel-time-reduction-proposal/detail and detailed  presentation slides from the 8/7 and 8/27 meetings will be available on the NOPNA website. Please note that this is a 12 month pilot program that will be reviewed and a finalized route is scheduled for 2015. Muni is actively seeking feedback on all of the 5/5L changes and can be called in to 311 or emailed to tep@sfmta.com. There has been much buzz regarding the changes with many compliments and some concerns by riders and residents. NOPNA is actively evaluating the topic and receiving input in order to put forward a survey that can help draft a letter addressing NoPa’s needs, concerns, and ideas.

Changes are also planned in the TEP document for other routes: N Judah, J Church, 8X Bayshore, 28 19th Avenue, 71 Haight, 9 San Bruno, 30 Stockton, and the 14 Mission lines. The Van Ness and Geary Bus Rapid Transit lines are not part of the TEP but in progress.

5 Fulton Pilot Project-Item 12_10-15-13

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NOPNA/Grove Street Halloween Block Party

October 28, 2013

Neighborhood Halloween Party! Residents of Nopa are invited to a Halloween Block Party Date: 10/31/13 Time: 5-8pm Location: 1500-1600 Blocks of Grove Street Costume contest for kids & families at 5:30pm Kung Fu Tacos will be set up at Lyon & Grove so bring your appetite! Drop your candy donation in the big tent at […]

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San Francisco Day School Seeks Community Input on their Master Plan

September 25, 2013

Update 3/6/2013 – Notes from the September 18 meeting with neighbors can be found at www.sfds.net/neighborhoodnews.  SFDS would like to emphasize that they would like to discuss any concerns or comments with you individually, as they feel they can address your specific concerns more directly that way. San Francisco Day School is seeking the community’s input […]

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NOPNA General Meeting is moved to Cyprian’s Center this week

September 18, 2013

Due to construction overruns at Oasis Cafe’, we will be holding our NOPNA General Meeting on Thursday, September 19 at CYPRIAN’S CENTER at St. Cyprian’s Church at Turk and Lyon. Agenda: 7:00pm-7:30pm Meet and Greet 7:30pm-9:00pm General Meeting Guests & Topics: Announcements & Calendar Items Sgt Callaway from Park Station AT&T U-Verse Box Installation Update Prop B – […]

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2013 September/October Newsletter is here!

September 6, 2013
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Filing Deadline for appeal of the 2013/2014 Assessed Property Value is September 16, 2013

August 28, 2013

From the Office of the Assessor: Many property owners are not aware of this appeals deadline, so the Office of the Assessor-Recorder wants to make every effort to ensure they are aware of their rights.  We see the appeals process as an opportunity for property owners to bring additional information to the table. 2013.8.27_AAB Filing […]

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CommunityGrows is currently hiring San Francisco teens (aged 15-19) for fall 2013 BEETS session!!!

August 15, 2013

CommunityGrows is currently hiring San Francisco teens (aged 15-19) for fall 2013 BEETS session!!! BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) is a green job training program for 15-19 year olds, primarily living in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. BEETS gain experience: working in community gardens and parks designing, building, and maintaining gardens learning […]

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Residential Parking Permits

August 15, 2013

The North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association has recently submitted over 300 signatures for a petition to establish a new Residential Parking Permit Zone (EE) in the neighborhood.  This petition was the result of a number of drivers (no pun intended): The loss of parking due to the recent safety upgrades on Fell and Oak The […]

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McKinley Monument Preservation

August 5, 2013

The SF Arts Commission will be hosting a discussion tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 6, 6:00pm) at the monument to discuss their plans for preserving the monument. The Arts Commission spends much of its annual operating budget removing graffiti from the monument each year.  Even though a protective coating is used and helps to preserve it. […]

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