Richmond district traffic calming plans taking shape

Muni has just started long-planned traffic calming measures in the central Richmond district.

The plan, which underwent vetting meetings in 2007 and 2008, is meant to slow down car traffic and “cutting through” the neighborhood to avoid the busier boulevards. Muni planners said it would improve pedestrian and bike safety while spiffing up the neighborhood.

To do this, the transit agency planned to scatter, medians, speed humps, pedestrian islands, bus bulbs, traffic circles and gateway islands – hard dividers intended to slow cars down as they make turns – on several streets between 12th and 25th avenues and between Park Presidio and Lake Street.

In its first move to make the calm dreams a reality, Muni has installed a new gateway island at Balboa and Funston. However, the Richmond SF blog reports that the neighborhood is abuzz about whether the islands will be effective, or even maintained.

Park Presidio Neighbors are apparently worried that they will wind up shouldering the burden of maintaining any landscaping in the islands, and Muni officials admit they don’t have the resources to properly maintain the islands themselves.

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