A Van Ness Avenue gas station attendant was reportedly attacked Friday by a transient who has apparently refused to bug off despite a court order to stay away from the area.
Just before 10 a.m., police said, 31-year-old Zachary Moreno was allegedly panhandling — like usual, according to the 29-year-old station attendant — at the Chevron near Van Ness Avenue and Pine Street. Read More
Update: As of 5:20pm Muni was running again as scheduled.
Muni Metro service between West Portal and Van Ness stations is unlikely to return in time for the start of the evening commute, as crews continue to work on restoring power in the underground tunnel. Read More
A plan to run swift-moving buses down the center of Van Ness Avenue was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday.
Known as bus rapid transit, the vehicles will travel on grade-separated lanes and benefit from traffic lights timed to speed up service in both directions. The bus rapid transit lines will replace Muni’s existing service on Van Ness Avenue, which is frequently mired in traffic. Read More
Its lumbering pace is legendary, its ridership sometimes sketchier than an old haggis. But despite the twin menaces of double-parked trucks and maliciously timed traffic lights, the 47 bus still managed to eke out a win. There is a reason that San Francisco wants to invest $180 million (!) to install bus-rapid transit vehicles on Van Ness Avenue. Read More
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that changes a number of planning codes for District 3, which includes Chinatown, North Beach and the waterfront. Read More
A Muni light rail vehicle with mechanical problems caused delays early in Monday evening commute, but trains are now running on schedule according to San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority officials.Around 5:10 p.m. an L-Taraval train heading toward the San Francisco Zoo started experiencing mechanical problems at the Montgomery Street Station, Paul Rose, spokesman for the SFMTA said. Read More
Despite the recent introduction of double fines for traffic citations — a deterrent that has proven effective elsewhere — pedestrian accidents on Van Ness Avenue have skyrocketed in the past two years, increasing the calls for more traffic-calming measures there.In 2008, there were nine such incidents on Van Ness, which doubles as U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco. In 2009, that total increased to 27 — a 300 percent hike — and last year rose to 30. Read More
An inbound Van Ness Muni bus plowed into a bus shelter Sunday morning, avoiding injuries but causing major damage.The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at the corner of 24th Street and Mission Street, according to San Francisco MTA spokesman Paul Rose. Read More
Police are searching for a black 4-door Volkswagen Golf who’s occupants may have been involved in a sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman early morning Aug. 7.
The incident took place around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 when the victim, standing at the corner of Van Ness and California streets, was approached by three Hispanic males in their car. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom isn’t the only one attempting to crack down on the nightlife violence in San Francisco. Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is pushing legislation that would make it much harder for clubs and entertainment venues, including restaurants with DJs, to open up along Van Ness Avenue between Golden Gate and Broadway, a stretch known for drug deals and shootings. Read More