Monday, July 29, 2013

A Save Masonic petition

Howard Chabner of Save Masonic sends this petition to save Masonic Avenue from City Hall's anti-car bicycle project. It's addressed to Mayor Ed Lee, London Breed, Eric Mar, Mark Farrell, John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu, Malia Cohen, Katy Tang, Scott Weiner, Norman Yee, the  Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Maria Lombardo, Tilly Chang, the MTA Board, Amy Rein Worth, and Steve Heminger:

SFMTA is planning to remove all parking along Masonic Avenue from Fell to Geary, reduce the travel lanes during rush hour so there will only be two lanes in each direction at all times, install a concrete median strip in the middle of the street, and install bike lanes at both curb lanes (cycle tracks, above the roadway and below sidewalk level). There will be bus bulb-outs, so when buses stop to load and unload passengers, only one travel lane will be moving. In order to cross Masonic and to access the bus stops, pedestrians will have to cross the cycle track. Emergency response time will be slowed down. The project is estimated to cost $18 million; the actual final cost is anyone’s guess. Our tax dollars could be better spent improving public transportation. Many people affected by this project did not receive notice from MTA. Adequate environmental review has not been performed.

Sign the petition here.

The project is based on the lie that Masonic Avenue is unsafe.

SF Citizen joins the fray.

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Islam and women in the real world

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