Last month, we asked you all to submit reports of your peskiest potholes in the neighborhood as part of the #FewerPotholes campaign. The project was created by District 1 Supervisor Sandra Fewer who convinced DPW to commit a dedicated crew to the Richmond District to repair potholes reported by residents.
Despite some unhelpful submissions (“the whole block needs repaving!” “crossover drive is a mess!” “Repave ALL of Geary now, dammit!”), we did receive over 60 helpful and specific reports of potholes that DPW will work to fix during the month of June. Thanks to everyone who submitted their reports.
The #FewerPotholes repair effort kicked off last Friday with Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Fewer and Public Works Deputy Director Larry Stringer donning hard hats and picking up shovels to fill in the first pothole on 27th Avenue between Geary and Clement.
“I’ve heard for months that the state of our roads and the number of potholes were of concern to residents in my neighborhood,” said Supervisor Fewer.
“And as I am often on the back of my husband’s motorcycle, I have experienced every pothole firsthand. I am so appreciative for the partnership with Public Works and the support of Mayor Lee in addressing the state of our roads in District 1 and across the city. This is not only about smoother rides for drivers and those on public transit, but these repairs will also make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.”
Pothole repairs will continue throughout June in the neighborhood. In addition to his support for #FewerPotholes, Mayor Lee recently announced the city’s commitment to road repaving, highlighting the repaving of Fulton Street and Crossover Drive, both in the Richmond District.
Have more potholes to report? Be sure to use 311 to let the city know. You can call 311 or use their handy mobile app which lets you mark the location accurately and even upload a photo.