Category: Transportation & Ped Safety

Traffic congestion is killing us

An arena at Piers 30-32 would absolutely increase traffic congestion, leading to increased air pollution and premature deaths. Mayor Lee, please stop prioritizing economic development at the costs of public health, safety, and well-being. Keep reading

Embarcadero traffic gridlock delaying ambulances

Just a casual Saturday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. this past November 9, 2013 – no special events scheduled along the waterfront.  Yet, traffic was gridlocked as it often is on Saturday mornings/afternoons. When someone called for emergency medical help, they’re ambulance was delayed and forced to take a questionably safe alternative route of the MUNI […] Keep reading

VIDEO: Importance of a Safe, Walkable Rincon Hill

Please watch this TED Talk. Keep reading

Bike Share Memberships on sale Monday

Screen-Shot-2013-07-13-at-2.35.39-PM For $88 pre-paid … or $99 per year with 12 monthly installments of $8.25 … you can become a member of the Bay Area Bike Share that is being rolled out by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and partner transit agencies like SFMTA in San Francisco. The stations and bikes should be […] Keep reading

Revised AC Transit Bus Staging Proposal – Much Better for Rincon Residents!


Back in March, you may recall the Transbay JPA had a meeting about relocating AC Transit buses during weekday p.m. peak times to the blocks around our residential condos on Main and Beale (which would also take away Residential Permit Parking spots for those 4 hours).  Members of the community attended the meeting and asked […] Keep reading

Bravo for SF Examiner Editors Column for Congestion Pricing!

While the Rincon neighborhood will grow by some 14,000 additional residents to about 20,000 in total by 2020, there is one huge problem that MUST be addressed. The problem is that our residential neighborhood sits between a few hundred thousand office workers’ jobs and the Bay Bridge along with other highway ramps.  Weekday evening traffic […] Keep reading

Walk to Work on Friday – Pedestrian Safety Hearing on Monday

If pedestrian safety is a concern of yours – or you just enjoy walking – consider participating in Walk to Work Day tomorrow April 12th and then showing up for a hearing on Pedestrian Safety in District 6 at City Hall on Monday, April 15th at 1:30pm in Room 263. Details below from Supervisor Jane […] Keep reading

City’s MUNI Bus Plans Discriminate Against and Harm Rincon Residents

Just a couple of notes about me since it appears folks may make gross assumptions without knowing me or my motives.  First, you should know that I primarily walk and take transit to get around the City as it is – having walked nearly 2,000 miles over the past 10 months alone according to my […] Keep reading

Caltrain Electrification begins EIR scoping

Please see the Green Caltrain blog for information about the next step in getting to an electrified Caltrain system that connects up to the new Transbay Transit Center in the future. Keep reading

2010 Census Data on a Map of Rincon Hill


Here’s what Rincon Hill’s 2010 Census data looks like mapped out (with the edge of South Beach included since they don’t have a MUNI bus running east of 2nd Street either.  While I have not put the time in to look at populations along the routes of the 37 Corbett, 36 Teresita, 39 Coit, 76 […] Keep reading

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