Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

It's been an eventful year for walkers in SF.  Some great moments and some frustrating, some exciting new projects and some aggravating heel-dragging by the windshield set.

Here's to more and greater success in the new year, and a more walkable city for years to come.

A festive agent booth at the Castro Muni Station

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bus Stop Derby

This is definitely worth a repost, since I haven't heard much at all about it!  Yahoo! has added a bunch of touch screen games to the ad space in some of the new bus shelters that have been going in.  Hurry to find one near you before they come down on January 26th!

Almost makes up for the bait and switch over solar panels in the new shelters.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Soon Enough

But that's not soon enough!

You mean we have to wait until April?!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Powell Street Sidewalk Widening

This.  Looks. AWESOME
Powell street is so thick with pedestrians, this space is badly needed.  Hopefully, bringing the level of the new space up to sidewalk height will lead to it being more well-used than the brief trial the city ran a year ago.

Streetsblog reports that the project will be finished and open in April.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ped Improvements on the Horizon for Haight and Fillmore

Haighteration brings us news of an upcoming redesign of the intersection at Haight and Fillmore Streets.  Elements of the redesign include bulb-outs at the corners, parklets, and "ergonomic crosswalks," which increase visibility and the safe crossing space.

There's a community meeting to discuss the project tonight (December 7th) at 600 Haight Street starting at 6:30 PM.