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Call for Transportation Improvement Ideas

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Zabe Bent from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority was kind enough to join the South Beach | Rincon | Mission Bay Neighborhood Association yesterday to let us know about the opportunity to provide the SFCTA with ideas for transportation projects that would help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and otherwise help improve the safety and efficiency of our multiple modes of transportation in a manner that does not favor any single mode (hello pedestrian safety!).

The only bummer is that you have just over a week to come up with and submit your idea(s) because the deadline is March 24th. Please throw anything and everything that you believe might stick to help improve transportation into their idea submission form that can be found at the bottom of the page here: www.sfcta.org/rtp

One of the ideas that I’ll be submitting (or more so supporting) is weekday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., outbound only (not affecting folks driving back home from their Silly Valley jobs) congestion pricing in downtown San Francisco. Yeah, if I’m in a situation where I have no choice but to drive somewhere outside of downtown San Francisco, I’ll be paying the fee … but how often does that happen where I can’t simply leave earlier?

Anyway … I highly recommend that you suggest as many pedestrian safety improvement ideas for the Rincon Hill neighborhood that you can think of at www.sfcta.org/rtp – and do it soon because March 24th is the deadline!

While congestion pricing may still seem a mystery, check out this video that was posted today to SF.Streetsblog.org that may help you understand it better.

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