Plans downsized for message signs on Fell and Oak streets

Panhandle residents can relax a little — The City isn’t going to try and turn Fell and Oak streets into a mini version of Interstate Highway 280.

After receiving strong backlash from neighborhood residents and talking it over with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Muni has agreed to considerably downsize their plans to install highway-like computerized message boards on Fell and Oak streets.

Initially, Muni was planning to place two variable-message signs as part of its SFgo program, a series of pilot projects aimed at improving traffic management throughout The City.

However, locals said the electronic boards would incite faster driving behavior on the already speedy thoroughfares as well as counteracting traffic calming measures currently ongoing at Divisadero Street, which intersects the two arteries.

As a compromise, Muni will put a much smaller message board on Fell Street, and abandon its plans altogether to install signage on Oak Street, the department’s executive director Nat Ford said Tuesday.

Bay Area NewsGovernment & PoliticsPoliticsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Advocates want more public notice before SF euthanizes an animal

Animal control officials say web posting proposal would eat up resources, change few outcomes

Republicans sue Newsom over vote-by-mail order for November election

By Laura Newberry Los Angeles Times Three Republican groups have sued Gov.… Continue reading

Krip-Hop Nation’s Leroy F. Moore Jr. is a born fighter

Pandemic won’t slow this artist, disability rights educator and activist

When should bars reopen?

San Francisco residents weigh in

Pier 45 warehouse goes up in flames

Four-alarm fire causes walls to collapse, threatens nearby historic ship

Most Read