Despite its deceptively low-key title, Muni Contract 1300 will cover construction of the vast majority of the agency’s Central Subway project, including three stations, the trackway and a train-control system.
It’s also about $100 million more expensive than originally anticipated.
That overrun will eat up about half of the contingency funds available for the project, which will extend the T-Third Street light-rail line 1.7 miles from South of Market to Chinatown. Read More
The ban on overnight parking for recreational vehicles on city streets was approved months ago, but now the exact streets for the prohibition have been decided.
The ban targets vehicles that are more than 22 feet long or 7 feet tall, and it includes the hours between midnight and 6 a.m. The Board of Supervisors approved the restrictions in late September, but the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking, is now moving forward with the exact streets. Read More
Residents of the Alamo Square neighborhood could be required to spend more than $100 each year to park near their houses — an idea that could open up spaces in the heavily visited area.
An online petition is asking the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages on-street parking, to add a new residential parking permit zone to the neighborhood. Read More
San Francisco is a walker’s city. When compared to places like New York or Chicago, the temperate climate and compactness of the neighborhoods and downtown make perambulation pleasant and necessary here. Even people who rely on other transit options, including driving and Muni, often begin or end their trips on foot. Read More
A small but vocal group of San Francisco residents and merchants is vehemently opposed to removing parking on Polk Street to make way for a bike lane. Members have organized well enough to persuade The City’s transit agency to rethink its approach to the proposal, after admittedly not being fully prepared to sell the idea during a March community meeting.
Several of Muni’s historic streetcars are in line for a much-needed rehabilitation.
Sixteen of the vehicles, which make up Muni’s popular F-Market line, have been in service since 1993 and are nearing the end of their useful life. These particular vehicles are called Presidents Conference Committee streetcars and are in use 21 hours a day, 365 days a year, according to the agency. Read More
A revised plan for the Northeast Mission neighborhood makes acquiring a residential parking permit easier, but business groups and community members say the proposal, which would also add meters, does not address their needs. Read More