S.F. wants to make 15 of the city’s Slow Streets permanent. Here’s where they’re located
The proposed network of Slow Streets, meant to deter car traffic on residential streets, would remove all but one of the Slow Street segments in the Sunset District, as well as all the Slow Streets in South of Market. • 12th Avenue between Lawton...
They say the prospect of Lake St has "divided its residents" but the article it points to says "83.5% of Lake Street residents wanted a Slow Street"
I find slow streets to be only moderately effective at their goal of providing safe places:
The 1 lane entrance forces cars onto the wrong side of the street to enter the block. Usually drivers don’t yield to bikes, and instead just try to squeeze through at the same time
Sometimes they serve as low traffic shortcuts for impatient drivers, so even though there are fewer cars, there are occasional very fast ones.
All in all I do like them, but some additional traffic calming would be nice now that that they’ll be permanent
I would like to understand how it was decided to create a slow street on Pacific, for example, resulting in driving incremental traffic down Jackson. It stinks of connected residents creating more value for their own property at the expense of the city residents (paid for and maintain the street) while simultaneously destroying value at neighboring streets.
Still don’t have an answer to why Cayuga Ave never happened. There are still posters up on light poles for it
I cannot understand why 12th Avenue is a slow street. It creates congestion, doesn’t really go anywhere effective, and is kinda steep.
22nd Street? Wow, that seems an odd choice. I live near there and walk along 22nd St often. Around Dolores through S. Van Ness it is very busy. If they make that a slow street, 21st and 23rd are going to be impacted, might become a problem. I've seen 22nd backed up from Mission to Capp fairly often. If they split the slow street somehow and left the part from about S. Van Ness to Dolores as is it might work.