Transbay Park design update on this Thursday’s agenda (2/21/2019)

The planned park on an acre in the middle of the current day’s Transbay Temporary Terminal on Main/Folsom/Beale/Howard Streets is a chance to get a neighborhood serving park. Please attend this Thursday’s Transbay CAC meeting if you are interested in hearing and providing input on the designs for the park.

TRANSBAY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FULL COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Starts at 5:30 P.M.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA 94103

  1. Recognition of a Quorum
  2. Report of the Chair (15 min)
    a. Status Update of Block 8 grocery store
  3. Report of the OCII Staff (10 min)
  4. Presentation by F4 Transbay Partners, LLC, of a draft concept plan for Transbay Block
    4 (discussion item) (15 min)
  5. Presentation by San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFPW) regarding park
    design experience (action item) (15 min)
  6. Presentation by OCII staff and SFPW regarding draft public outreach and peer review
    processes for design of Transbay Park (action item) (15 min)
  7. Agenda Items for Future Meetings (5 min)
  8. Public Comment
  9. Adjournment

Original agenda in PDF format from the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure

Transbay Park Design on Transbay CAC Agenda 1/10/2019

The middle acre of the Temporary Bus Terminal adjacent to Main, Howard, Beale, and Folsom Streets is set to be developed as a neighborhood park.

The update of the design of the park is a topic on Thursday, January 10, 2019’s Transbay CAC meeting agenda.

The CAC meets 5:30pm at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) at 701 Mission Street on the 2nd Floor conference room. Do attend if you wish to hear the update and provide input!

Pop-up meeting about adding 3rd lane to Beale Street

Greetings,

Normally, the SFMTA is proposing to eliminate traffic lanes in order to make the distance crossing the street in front of live traffic for pedestrians (especially elderly or mobility challenged) shorter and safer. However, the SFMTA is on track to ADD a 3rd traffic lane to Beale Street between Harrison Street and Bryant Street by eliminating over 50% of the Area Y Residential Parking Permit spaces. They accomplish that by changing the parking from perpendicular to parallel only.

I guess the goal is to try to give folks who do not want to turn right onto Bryant Street from SE Beale Street another lane starting at the Harrison Street bridge. The reality, in my opinion, is that it will create just another lane for cars who want to take cuts in front of those patiently waiting in the right turn lane like we see all the time around the Bay Bridge – and will create even more conflict and dangerous situations for pedestrians who are vulnerable to 100% inhumane driver behaviors during the evening rush hour.

If you want to introduce your comments/ideas or just ask questions, there are two meetings coming up at the seating area on the NW corner of Beale and Bryant at the Rincon Hill Dog Park. One is at 6pm-7pm this Wednesday, September 26th and the other is Wednesday, October 3rd (also 6pm – 7pm).

If you live at Watermark or Bayside Village, I suggest you take action because you’ll probably be putting up with the bulk of new car conflicts and horn honking as a result of a 3rd lane being added for jerks to try to take cuts in the line.

I’ve posted information flyers here:

Beale St Pop-up Flyer

Beale St Public Hearing Notice

Please share this information with your buildings near Beale and Bryant Streets.