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I'm feeling frustrated that taking a bikeride in the late afternoon in SF Westside leaves me more stressed. And sad that we're talking about taking away rather than adding #SlowStreets.
We have @JFKPromenade and @GreatWalkway -- for now -- but that still requires me to bike through the gauntlet of angry cars in OMI, Sunset, and Forest Hill to get there.
I go out of my way to pick the least trafficked streets possible -- 8th instead of 7th, Holloway instead of east Ocean, western Ocean & Vicente instead of Sloat -- but that didn't prevent me from being punish-passed on 6th Ave for trying to bike outside of the door zone.
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Wow. #SlowStreets:
-36% fewer injury crashes
-65% more walking
-27% more biking
-Little or no more congestion on parallel sts
-71% liked by neighbors…
What if we made a network of #SlowStreets, serving every neighborhood and welcoming all San Franciscans?
What if we invested in real #SlowStreets infrastructure that slowed traffic, beautified neighborhoods and maintained emergency response time?
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Today's adventure before tomorrow's rain:
Page #SlowStreet
Great Highway
Lake Merced
Park Merced
City College
Mission Terrace
Glen Park
The @deyoungmuseum is open and @calacademy opens this week. I just renewed my membership. Support these extraordinary institutions. We're helping them expand access for staff and visitors
And @ParkwideBikes will rent your family bikes or a surrey
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Dear #SlowStreets people of SF,
Yes, impatient motorists move our signs. No, you don't need to wait for me to visit and put them back
Arkansas St for a full workout #SlowStreet
Simple effective joyous @SharedSpacesSF #Dogpatch
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Fresno's Slow Streets petition is continuing to circulate, it needs about 44 more signatures for the next milestone!

Mayor Lee Brand and the Fresno City Council: Bring Slow Streets to Fresno for Covid-19 Response and Recovery - Sign the Petition!
Update: We need just 12 more people now for the first milestone!! Let’s see how many we can get before midnight! Image
Update: The first milestone of 100 people has been reached!! Keep signing and sharing!!!

A map (by me) has been added to show some segments BPAC recommends should be slow streets. It is by no means final...

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Today’s SF #slowstreets walk: Shotwell cut over to Sanchez to 30th and back. A highlight
Sound on
In this transect of the Mission and Noe Valley—very different neighborhoods— I’d say 85% of people in each were wearing masks.
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When you do a lengthy thread replete w/ stories on how/where gang issues fit into the safe/open/slow streets discussion and someone immediately tells you there's no need to read it because the real problem is cars, did you really happen
For those that didn't see the #carsplaining in response to a question raised in the thread. It was real and it was not spectacular. ImageImageImage
I've been writing for a transportation outlet for the past 8.5 years. I promise you I've heard about cars before. But all those years in this field have taught me that it doesn't know much about the other barriers to accessing the public space (& which also push people to drive).
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Today’s walk: #SlowStreets on 41st ave to GGP then down to Ocean Beach and back
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Escribí esta nota para @ladiaria en el marco del @grupoJueves

Ciudades en la nueva normalidad: la pandemia como oportunidad para repensar el uso del espacio público…

Abro hilo 👇 1/n
📆A partir de mañana 24/5, la rambla de Montevideo funcionará como un espacio recreativo sin motores los domingos, como forma de incentivar el esparcimiento con distancia social 😷

📆Desde el próximo sábado 30/5, 18 de julio (desde la Intendencia hasta la Plaza del Entrevero) será un paseo de compras peatonal al aire libre, como forma de revitalizar el centro respetando la distancia social 😷

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Proud of @OakDOT today. I personally struggled with what our approach should be, but Oakland's Slow Streets program hits the exact right notes: don't #bancars but do #slowstreets by discouraging thru traffic on residential streets.…
@OakDOT With this approach, we can be also realistic about limited staff resources during #COVID19 by lifting up existing adopted plans and by "installing" with some dropped off cones & A-frames.
A lot of folks were interested in full shutdowns, much like our beloved Oaklavia events. But that takes *days* staff time pre- and during, disrupts bus lines, and requires traffic safety enforcement. It also creates a destination!
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#mobilizeminds #coronavirus
👉Watch this @APTA_Transit webinar for public transportation industry leaders on: Transit’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
📽️ // more material here:… #wearetransport

👉👉👉 Please share your measures as PT operator to stop the spread of corona

The @APTA_Transit A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response includes additional information on potential measures:… #coronavirus #wearetransport
cont'd: Beijing plans to experiment with a “subway by appointment” system to prevent crowding amid the coronavirus outbreak #coronavirus #wearetransport…
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