Next Wednesday, January 31, the SFMTA will hold the next public meeting about the proposed 8th Avenue Neighborway Project.
As we detailed in a story back in November, the project proposes to add traffic calming measures to 8th Avenue including 10 speed humps and two “speed cushions” to slow down traffic or divert it to other streets in the nearby area. The calming measures would extend on 8th Avenue from Lake Street to Fulton Street, and on a few adjoining blocks of 7th and 9th Avenues.
The most radical part of the plan includes limiting vehicle access to a block of 8th Avenue. 8th Avenue between Anza and Balboa would be closed off to car traffic from certain directions.
Wednesday night’s meeting will include the SFMTA and Supervisor Sandra Fewer presenting updated proposals for the project.
“Based on community feedback, the SFMTA is proposing to install new speed humps, painted markings and stop signs to calm traffic in the neighborhood and near schools. The SFMTA is also proposing a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed traffic calming measures and determine if additional safety measures, including traffic diversion, would be warranted in the future,” Supervisor Fewer wrote in a recent newsletter.
The meeting will be help from 6pm until 8pm at Zion Lutheran Church and School, 495 9th Avenue. For more information on the project, visit the SFMTA website.