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and check a map on -- check them out on facebook. take a peek at the stuff we have cut. to get our -- check out our blog. i will have >> good morning, everyone. my name is jeffery tumlin, and i am the executive director of the sfmta, and welcome to the new van ness avenue. this has been a very long time in coming, but i am so proud of the results that all of my teams have produced. the new van ness avenue is a part of our efforts to
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reimagine san francisco streets, to rethink our streets to allow them to move more people as the city grows, and to prioritize the people with the fewest mobility choices, and that is what we're steadily delivering all over san francisco, so these projects include some obvious components like the bright red new transit only lanes that are built of 2 feet thick of red concrete that's red all the way through. it includes rebuilding everything of the overhead power structure, including 375 new trees and 4,000 drought resistant new shrubs, but the best part is the undergroundwork. we dug up and unsnarled 150 years' worth of crazy utilities, including 10,000
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feet of communication fiber optics lines, 18,000 feet of sewer pipes, including 19 century brick sewers, 25,000 feet of water pipes, and 5,000 feet of ductwork to power our buses and power signals. rebuilding all of these utilities and strengthening them for earthquake resistance means we will not have to do that again for another 150 years, and i am so glad for that part of the project. this project was the result of -- okay. we could not have done this without a very, very large team, so i'm going to go through and thank some of our partners, and i will miss some.
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so thankful for the transit commission, to the san francisco county transportation authority who is our funding and planning partner, to mayor london breed and the board of supervisors who have prioritized this project again and again for over a decade. to the planning department, who helped us reimagine the space, to public works department, the public utilities commission, who helped us reimagine the under ground staff. to the arts commission, who helped us choose the art, to the city attorney's office, to the historic preservation commission, particularly here in the civic center area, to the mayor's office on housing
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development, but we also owe a very strong debt of gratitude to the folks who live and work along this corridor. digging up this entire street to replace 150 years of utilities resulted in some major disruption and impacts as a result of the construction, and i really want to extend my gratitude and sincere apologies to all of the business owners and residents along this corridor. thank you for your patience. you put up with years of noisy and disruptive work at all hours of day and night. we have learned a lot of lessons from this project, and we are already applying this lesson to other projects, so i also want to thank, in addition to the residents and business
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owners for their patience, i also want to thank the people who worked on this project. i want to thank everybody for their work along with hundreds and hundreds of people, but particularly those people who have spent the last decade making this happen. from the san francisco transportation authority, i want to thank tilly chang and bob masis, and then, i want to particularly want to thank walsh construction and all of their technical subcontractors for being out here delivering this work, including the ballet dance of rebuilding the mission and south van ness intersection. so thank you to all of those people for really making this happen. so it's very, very exciting to
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finally be here. this is a very big year for the sfmta. we completed the first phase of the geary rapid project earlier this year. we completed the first phase of rebuilding taraval and the el taraval this year, and indeed, we're going to open the central subway later this year, in the fall, and i'm so happy to be here, finally opening the van ness area bus rapid transit. so without further adieu, may i introduce the mayor of san francisco, london breed. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: wow. what a big deal in san francisco today. thank you so much, jeff, and thank you -- let's give another round of applause to the great san francisco symphony for that beautiful rendition of "i left
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my heart in san francisco." yes, our hearts are in san francisco today, and today, because of that, we are rolling out the red carpet. no, this is not an april fool's joke, this is finally done, because it has been a long time coming. the people of san francisco, the voters of san francisco approved this back in 2003, and the work began to look at how we were going to reimagine what van ness boulevard would be in order to provide efficient transit and safety and all the things that we need. when i think back to the history of van ness boulevard and what it represented after the 1906 earthquake, when i used to walk up and down these streets and catch the 49 to the 47 to galileo high school, not
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too long ago, it was auto row. this city was built mostly to accommodate vehicles, and over the years, we've seen a significant shift, people using various modes of transportation. but also, because we are a city who pride ourselves on making sure we are good stewards of the environment, we noticed something. 47% of greenhouse gas emissions happen in this city because of vehicles, and we need to make changes. we need to make our public transportation system more efficient. we need to make sure that we improve our infrastructure so that different modes of transportation be moved around san francisco in a safe and efficient manner and at the same time having positive
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effects on the environment. yes, this project took a very long time, starting when i was on the board of supervisors in 2016, but you know how that is. even scott wiener was on the board of supervisors. bureaucratic years take forever in this city, but guess what? i feel like we're opening it right on time after dealing with two years of a global pandemic, so please forgive me if i don't recognize you anymore. as we begin to reemerge, i can't believe how strong and resilient this city is. we've endured so many challenges in our city's history, but when we're able to complete challenges like this, we celebrate, but we also
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understand the value of what this will mean for people to get around this city, for the commuters that come all over the bay area -- golden gate regional, and the folks who catch muni, and the kids who try to pretend to get to school on time at galileo -- this is going to be a meaningful change, reducing the travel time by 30%, making public transportation more attract attract -- attractive to people. that's our goal in these various transportation projects, so as we reopen, we have to make sure we can get people around efficiently and safely, and i am so happy that this is finally getting done because now i can catch the 49 to the house of prime rib and get there in a timely manner.
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now we can make sure that we support all of these businesses. yes, the city came together and provided millions of dollars for grants for small businesses, but it clearly was not enough, and so now, the real work began -- begins. using this system, enjoying the public art, commuting back and forth to wherever we need to go and supporting the businesses along van ness, but i want to say to the kids of galileo, don't get off before it's time because we don't want this transit system to be a way to let you do what you're not supposed to be doing. i want to thank the county transportation union, the
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people who live along this area, work along this area and have businesses along this area. we owe you a debt of gratitude for what you've endured during this time, and i think this is a shining example of san francisco and our resilience of what we've had to endure the last couple of years. we are going to continue to host the cleanest and the greenest fleet and move san francisco in a direction where we meet our climate goals, and we make sure that we provide transportation that makes this the priority in san francisco, using public transportation as the priority in san francisco to get around because it is more efficient than any other mode. thank you all so much for being here. we appreciate everyone that's participated in this project. [applause] >> thank you, mayor london
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breed. fun fact: in 2001, i was quoted by san francisco columnist john king in a newspaper story in the chronicle talking about san francisco bus rapid transit, and the mayor, at the time, i don't know -- at the time, upon reading this article, tried to fire me over the radio. thank you, mayor breed, for your support strong of transit in san francisco. meanwhile, the author of this recent legislation would have saved -- shaved significant time off of transit in a year. senator scott wiener. scott? >> i am so excited. as a 25-year muni rider, i've
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seen the good, the bad, occasionally the ugly. i love the subway, i love trains, but in my heart, i am a bus person. and buses, you know, get really neglected a lot of times. it's the large majority of transit here in san francisco, is buses. we need to find ways to make buses faster, more efficient for people. they shouldn't have to live by a subway line to be able to use transit. they should be able to use transit everywhere, and buses are the way to do that, and rapid area transit is the way that we do that. this is just incredibly exciting. when you look at the future of san francisco, we need a lot more housing.
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we need to put a lot more housing here in san francisco so that people can be paired to live here. but we have to have more and more trouble transportation to support it because if it's just a bunch more cars, the geometry doesn't work. we need to put it all together to make this the most amazing and sustainable city in the world. this has been a real team effort. when you look at the work that's being done here on van ness and other amazing transit projects in the city, i had the honor of chairing our county transportation authority, and we worked really hard with the mayor, with then-supervisor breed to move this forward, but
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we also worked at the state level, and i want to really thank and acknowledge our entire current and former state legislative delegation, our city attorney, david chiu, who we really miss in the legislature. let's hear it for mr. chiu. when he was on the board of supervisors, his district was right along van ness, and he helped guide this along, and working with phil ting, the chair of the assembly budget committee, we've worked hard to get more funding in san francisco. we're getting more and more momentum to have the state be a better partner to counties and cities to make sure that we're adding more transit. so this is amazing. congratulations to everyone. we learned a lot from this project. it can -- it will not take this long in the future. we're working, as jeff
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mentioned, on legislation to dramatically streamline bus and rapid transportation. let's get more of it, let's get it done faster, and congratulations, everyone. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, senator wiener. one of the places that the bus will take you to is the san francisco opera, and so i am very pleased to introduce elisa sunshine and andrew king from the san francisco opera. [applause]
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[applause] >> over 40% of california's greenhouse gas emissions come from the transport sector, and of that, the vast majority of personal driving. and in addition, here in california, we're no longer demolishing low-income neighborhoods in order to widen highways, and yet, the state is growing. we are growing jobs, we're adding people. california is still a land of opportunity, and so i am utterly delighted to watch new leadership at the state department of transportation who's working to reimagine the state highway system in order to move more people rather than just moving more cars and to help the state achieve its greenhouse gas emissions goals.
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so i am very honored to introduce the california secretary of transportation. >> thanks for the set up, director tumlin, to have me come after that performance. how in the world do you top that? so when you schedule an event on april 1, and and it has the history that this event has, immediately, the thought is, is this real? is it actually going to happen? everybody can see today what the fortitude of mayor breed, director tumlin, it is real, so
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kudos to everyone for making this happen. i'm the secretary for transportation for the state, here on behalf of governor newsom. he would have loved to be here because he loves transportation, but he was busy this morning. we know what this is going to mean as far as reduction in travel time throughout downtown san francisco and the region, so efficiency is a big part of what we're going to gain from this. number two, the environmental benefits. environmental benefits are
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going to be huge. environment impact, nearly 50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. transportation is the largest, the biggest culprit of our environmental challenges in this state, and projects like this will improve that. it definitely will improve that. it will address it. and finally, thirdly, equitable. we know how much senator wiener mentioned it before -- how much of a challenge it is to afford to live in this state, but we are coming up with solutions to make it less costly, more equitable for people to be able to move about is exactly the direction that we need to go. so kudos for people moving in the right direction but to
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actually be able to deliver this project today. i city -- see ray from caltrans team. our district director, thank you for your leadership. city and county staff, mayor breed, congratulations on an amazing day like today. thank you again for having me here. thank you very much. [applause] >> completing a project of this magnitude also requires strong
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managerial support, so i am proud to introduce supervisor raphael mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: director tumlin, you actually got it done. congratulations. but you know what got it done? the union workers who show that sustainable projects and union jobs go hand in hand. there were lessons to be learned, mistakes not to be repeated, but this project will make a difference in the lives of san francisco every day as transit riders whiz past cars stuck in traffic carrying students, construction workers,
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seniors, tourists, and anyone wise enough to choose transit first, this project will make a difference for our quality of life. the transportation authority is proud to have helped lay the groundwork for this day by leading the planning and environmental review phases of the project as well as providing nearly $45 million to support every phase of the project from planning to construction. these funds were from the transportation authority's half cent sales tax, proposition k, which included $500 million for muni and other projects when it passed in 2003.
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as we look forward to another critical transportation funding source in november, i want to thank san francisco voters for their consistent support of transit first investments like this one. yeah, give it up for the voters. [applause] >> supervisor mandelman: in the case of the van ness improvement project, this investment paid off multifold. local city and sales tax leveraged $120 million in state and local funds to support this project. so we want to thank our friends at the f.t.a.s and at caltrans for their partnership over the years of this project. finally, i do want to recognize our transit authority staff who are instrumental to the
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development phase of the project. tilly chang and our deputy director of planning, rachel hyatt, and our deputy for policy and programming, anna la forte, whose staff supported each phase of the project. and i want to thank michael short who was the manager of the e.i.r. under rachel and flew in from north carolina to be here with us today. now that is love. i would be remiss if i did not acknowledge my colleagues on the transportation authority board who made it out here this morning, commissioner stefani, commissioner melgar, commissioner safai, and commissioner haney. so with that, congratulations, everyone.
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san francisco's coming back on transit. [applause] >> as we've already mentioned, this project took way too long, and it also required digging up the entire street curb to curb to unsnarl a mess of utilities completely down the street. i am therefore very pleased to introduce our final speaker, one of the -- one of our favorite business owners in the corridor, joseph betts, who is the owner and manager of the house of prime rib. mr. betts, please join us. [applause] >> thank you very much. i'd like to just is you, commissioners, for inviting me. you know, there's not much to
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say that's not already been said, however, i'd like to tell you my point of view. yes, it was difficult, but there are two people that i'd like to thank. katie mccarthy from the city. she informed me what was going on. we had a meeting before things started, and during construction, she always informed me when i called. the answer was right away, and this way, we could plan. we were not blindsided. another one who i really appreciated to work with is david costello. he was the best. again, a lot of things have been said already that i don't want to repeat, but there's one thing i want to say, an old saying. you forget the price, but you
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don't forget the result, and the result is beautiful. when you look at van ness, the trees in the middle, the bright striping in the middle, it looks great what you have accomplished. thank you. [applause] >> so thank you all, and i also want to thank a few additional people for their strong support throughout this project. city attorney david chiu, jose cisneros, treasurer, ralph remington from the arts commission, and our entire m.t.a. board, almost all of whom are here, manny yekutiel,
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fiona hinze, sharon lai, chair borden. thank you to all of you. now, who wants to cut a ribbon so that we can actually start service on this corridor and get on a bus and ride to galileo high school with us? one thing that i do want to remind everyone if you are going to get on a bus, which is going to start running in about five minutes, please do wear your masks. we'll be going to galileo high school where there will be some additional activities. get on the bus. >> the hon. london breed: well, we've waited long enough. everybody join us. five, four, three, two, one. [cheers and applause]
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[♪♪♪] >> van ness avenue runs from market street to bay street in san francisco. south vanness runs from south of market to cesar chavez street. originally residential after the 1906 earthquake it was used as a fire break. many car dealerships and businesses exist on vanness today with expansion of bus lanes. originally marlet street was named after james vanness,
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seventh mayor of san francisco from 1855 to 1856. vanness heavy are streets in santa cruz, los angeles and fresno in his honor. in 1915 streetcars started the opening of the expo. in 1950s it was removed and replaced by a tree-lined median. it was part of the central freeway from bayshore to hayes valley. it is part of uses 101. it was damaged during the 1989 earthquake. in 1992 the elevator part of the roadway was removed. it was developed into a surface boulevard. today the vanness bus rapid transit project is to have designated bus lanes service from mission.
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it will display the history of the city. van ness avenue. good morning everyone. i'm cheryl chambers, deputy of external affairs for caltrans and i'm here to welcome you to today's event. happy to be many my hometown and looking forward to our program. starting off today, i want to introduce our district director of caltrans bay area ms. deena eltuansi. >> thank you. i'm caltrans bay area district director. and i can't tell you how
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thrilled i am to be here today. it's really a special day for us. before i start anything, i would like to congratulate the city of san francisco, sfmta yerba buena conservency for the south of market transit project. congratulations. governor gavin newsome's clean california initiative is part of the california comeback plan to remove litter and to engage communities in butte if i indication efforts through job creation and education. clean california is truly a statewide effort and one third of the funding that's coming to us is coming to cities, counties, tribal authorities, and transit agencies to clean
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and provide beautification. san francisco is a beautiful city. often people will remark that homes in san francisco are built right next to each other. what people don't see from street view are the extensive backyards, gardens, and patios. as here, there are beautiful gardens and so much to enjoy beyond what you see from the streets. this project will serve to highlight and restore the yerba buena gardens and invite the public to all the site has to offer. the children's human, i see them coming out here parts of the celebration, thank you for being here and this playground and more. the bay hills are beautified with plants and through an artist imagination to follow
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and to invite residents, visitors, and transit riders emerging from the new transit station into this space to enjoy the yerba buena gardens. we look forward to watching this project transform the site into a cleaner, more attractive and inviting place that we can all be very proud of. with that said, please help me welcome ms. carmen chiu our city administrator. [ applause ] >> first off, i want to thank the district director for being here. deena, it's an honor to have you here and welcome you to san francisco. we truly appreciate the partnership you are bringing to this project. and, of course, to all the community members and our partners for helping to make the masconi center and this a wonderful place to be. when we think about a project
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like this, we know that the big things we try to accomplish are things we can accomplish together. i want to thank the city and county of san francisco for really coming together to recognize the importance of investing in a place like muskonee expanding the for the many conventions that will come to san francisco. for us, it's more than just a convention center. we know that the convention center is linked to economic growth and to our recovery in san francisco. during covid, we saw a pretty unprecedented situation where restaurants closed down. many of our entertainment venues had to go dark and where conventions completely tops happening and the impact on
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that was devastating not just in san francisco but across the world. and as we come back now, we begin to really make sure that we make the investments for people to know that when they come to san francisco, when they come and visit our moscone center, it's not just the beautiful and wonderful staff at moscone center. it's not just the beautiful center they can be staying at, but when they step right outside into our gardens here, they see why we love san francisco so much. that we care about the outside, the spaces where people gather, where they recreate, where they spend time with their friends and their families, where they welcome guests from across the bay or around the world to enjoy the beautiful city we have here. and we know that when we make investments like this, it's not just about the people who come to visit, but it's also about all the people who live around here. there have been communities, many residents, children, who
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live right around this neighborhood who deserve more than concrete. who deserve spaces to be and to breathe and to relax and be outside. so i, again, want to thank all of the community partners who have made this investment, this project possible. we look forward to coming back when the project is completely done to do a big ribbon cutting. and i know the mayor herself is very disappointed she couldn't be here today. i can't tell you how many times the mayor has talked to me about the moscone center and the importance of investing in it and the people in this area so i want to thank you and i look forward to our continued the partnership. and now i want to bring up something we're very close to in the city. scott is the executive director of the yerba buena conservancy
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but also helps us when we were building this new convention center because he knew exactly what it meant to invest in facilities like this. so thank you, scott. and please, come on up. [ applause ] >> thank you, carmen. i'm the executive director for the yerba buena gardens. we're glad to be here with you all. i want you to imagine 30 years ago, lots of parking lots, s.r.o. hotels. the redevelopment agency in the city went through an amazing time and what happened was an unbelievable gardens that opened in 1993 with the convention center and the surrounding development. it was amazing, it was beautiful. and it really has been such a symbol of hope and create 50 and renewal for this area. and the neighborhood built up
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around it since that time period. this grant that we're receiving today from clean california and the state is an unbelievable positive step in the next direction for this area and we're so proud of it on behalf of the city and the community and really it will revitalize us even further. as we steward public spaces, this is a remarkable public space, but it takes time and investment. this project's going to beautify the outside of our facilities and our gardens. it's going to enhance cleaning throughout the neighborhood on our key transit corners all the way from market street all the way to the highway on 3rd and 4th street and mission street and we're really excited about that. we're going to add new public art that will be over on facing the subway. a large mural on the expansive wall that will be designed through the community process with the amazing artists and then murals guiding you into the public gardens and really welcoming you.
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i love the yellow brick road concept that was mentioned earlier. so all this will be really inspirational. the gardens will sore, the gardens will grow, and the community will bloom through this. as we've all talked about, this project really required an unbelievable community input and community process. i want to especially thank sfmta for their support of us as a community and jeff tumlin, joel greenberg who really guided us and supported us through this process as a community. i'd also like to thank the city, our team at the city who's on our board and guiding us so well and we truly appreciate all their support, their leadership, their guidance. i'd also like to thank the yerba buena community benefit district who's a key partner in this process. acknowledge cathy maupin and
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entire team that cleans and beautifies the neighborhood around us. last and certainly not least and the relationship we have and the convention and to recognize this really means a lot. so thank you. and more importantly, we're kind of excited. we want to get started. i think that's important to know. the goal for the project is we'll finalize planning this spring. we've got all the plans done. we've worked with an amazing architecture firm. we will bid and start
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construction this summer on the landscaping. the art process, we'll do a call for entries this summer and the art will be revealed in the january time period just in time for you to get off the subway and see this amazing art and this amazing site. couple other things. it's spring. i think we can all feel it. it's beautiful here. the gardens are blooming. there's flowers everywhere. i think we're really delighted because what we have happening in the gardens today sort of reflects this project and reflects what's going to happen. there's amazing lines outside our restaurants. there's free music and dance festival with the yerba buena festival that's happening. i saw an amazing group of kids going into the bowling alley today. they were so excited. we had the children's creativity museum here with a beautiful x.o.x.o. exhibit about beauty and connection. the carousel right here. so amazing amenities plus our museum and the cultural
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centers. the gardens and this neighborhood are really spectacular. it is all renewal. it is a time for renewal and we're excited about that. downtown is blooming and please join us. i think that is all we want to say to you today on the high level. please enjoy the gardens. our goal is to finish these comments and if you would like to join us, we're going to walk down 3rd street. see the subway and where the art will be and envision the plantings. thank you, caltrans and everybody and the city and everybody involved. [ applause ] valencia has been a constantly
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evolving roadway. the first bike lanes were striped in 1999, and today is the major north and south bike route from the mission neighborhood extending from market to mission street. >> it is difficult to navigate lindsay on a daily basis, and more specifically, during the morning and evening commute hours. >> from 2012 to 2016, there were 260 collisions on valencia and 46 of those were between vehicles and bikes. the mayor shows great leadership and she knew of the long history of collisions and the real necessity for safety improvements on the streets, so she actually directed m.t.a. to put a pilot of protected bike lanes from market to 15th on valencia street within four months time. [♪♪♪] >> valencia is one of the most used north south bike routes in
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san francisco. it has over 2100 cyclists on an average weekday. we promote bicycles for everyday transportation of the coalition. valencia is our mission -- fits our mission perfectly. our members fall 20 years ago to get the first bike lane stripes. whether you are going there for restaurants, nightlife, you know , people are commuting up and down every single day. >> i have been biking down the valencia street corridor for about a decade. during that time, i have seen the emergence of ridesharing companies. >> we have people on bikes, we have people on bike share, scooters, we have people delivering food and we have uber taking folks to concerts at night. one of the main goals of the project was to improve the overall safety of the corridor, will also looking for opportunities to upgrade the bikeway. >> the most common collision that happens on valencia is
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actually due to double parking in the bike lane, specifically during, which is where a driver opens the door unexpectedly. >> we kept all the passengers -- the passenger levels out, which is the white crib that we see, we double the amount of commercial curbs that you see out here. >> most people aren't actually perking on valencia, they just need to get dropped off or pick something up. >> half of the commercial loading zones are actually after 6:00 p.m., so could be used for five-minute loading later into the evening to provide more opportunities or passenger and commercial loading. >> the five minute loading zone may help in this situation, but they are not along the corridor where we need them to be. >> one of the most unique aspects of the valencia pilot is on the block between 14th street. >> we worked with a pretty big mix of people on valencia. >> on this lot, there are a few schools.
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all these different groups had concerns about the safety of students crossing the protected bikeway whether they are being dropped off or picked up in the morning or afternoon. to address those concerns, we installed concrete loading islands with railings -- railings that channel -- channeled a designated crossing plane. >> we had a lot of conversations around how do you load and unload kids in the mornings and the afternoons? >> i do like the visibility of some of the design, the safety aspects of the boarding pilot for the school. >> we have painted continental crosswalks, as well as a yield piece which indicates a cyclist to give the right-of-way so they can cross the roadway. this is probably one of the most unique features. >> during the planning phase, the m.t.a. came out with three alternatives for the long term project. one is parking protected, which we see with the pilot, they also
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imagined a valencia street where we have two bike lanes next to one another against one side of the street. a two-way bikeway. the third option is a center running two-way bikeway, c. would have the two bike lanes running down the center with protection on either side. >> earlier, there weren't any enter lane designs in san francisco, but i think it will be a great opportunity for san francisco to take the lead on that do so the innovative and different, something that doesn't exist already. >> with all three concepts for valencia's long-term improvement , there's a number of trade-offs ranging from parking, or what needs to be done at the intersection for signal infrastructure. when he think about extending this pilot or this still -- this design, there's a lot of different design challenges, as well as challenges when it comes to doing outreach and making sure that you are reaching out to everyone in the community. >> the pilot is great. it is a no-brainer.
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it is also a teaser for us. once a pilot ends, we have thrown back into the chaos of valencia street. >> what we're trying to do is incremental improvement along the corridor door. the pilot project is one of our first major improvements. we will do an initial valuation in the spring just to get a glimpse of what is happening out here on the roadway, and to make any adjustments to the pilot as needed. this fall, we will do a more robust evaluation. by spring of 2020, we will have recommendations about long-term improvements. >> i appreciate the pilot and how quickly it went in and was built, especially with the community workshops associated with it, i really appreciated that opportunity to give input. >> we want to see valencia become a really welcoming and comfortable neighborhood street for everyone, all ages and abilities. there's a lot of benefits to protected bike lanes on valencia , it is not just for cyclists. we will see way more people biking, more people walking, we are just going to create a
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really friendly neighborhood street. [♪♪♪] all right. on 5, 5, 4, 3 2, 1 you innovation on or was on over 200 years they went through extensive innovations to the existing green new metal gates were installed our the perimeter
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9 project is funded inform there are no 9 community opportunity and our capital improvement plan to the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood it allows the residents and park advocates like san franciscans to make the matching of the few minutes through the philanthropic dungeons and finished and finally able to pull on play on the number one green a celebration on october 7, 1901, a skoovlt for the st. anthony's formed a club and john then the superintendent the golden gate park laid out the bowling green are here sharing meditates a permanent green now and then was opened in 1902 during the course the 1906 san francisco earthquake that citywide much
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the city the greens were left that with an ellen surface and not readers necessarily 1911 it had the blowing e bowling that was formed in 1912 the parks commission paid laying down down green number 2 the san francisco lawn club was the first opened in the united states and the oldest on the west their registered as san francisco lark one 101 and ti it is not all fierce competition food and good ole friend of mine drive it members les lecturely challenge the stories some may be true some not memories of past winners is reversed presbyterian on the wall of champions. >> make sure you see the one
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in to the corner that's me and. >> no? not bingo or scrabble but the pare of today's competition two doreen and christen and beginninger against robert and others easing our opponents for the stair down is a pregame strategy even in lawn bowling. >> play ball. >> yes. >> almost. >> (clapping). >> the size of tennis ball the
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object of the game our control to so when the players on both sides are bold at any rate the complete ends you do do scoring it is you'll get within point lead for this bonus first of all, a jack can be moved and a or picked up to some other point or move the jack with i have a goal behind the just a second a lot of elements to the game. >> we're about a yard long. >> aim a were not player i'll play any weighed see on the inside in the goal is a minimum the latter side will make that arc in i'm right-hand side i play my for hand and to my left if i wanted to acre my respect i extend so it is arced to the
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right have to be able to pray both hands. >> (clapping.) who one. >> nice try and hi, i'm been play lawn bowling affair 10 years after he retired i needed something to do so i picked up this paper and in this paper i see in there play lawn bowling in san francisco golden gate park ever since then i've been trying to bowl i enjoy bowling a very good support and good experience most of you have of of all love the people's and have a lot of have a lot of few minutes in mr. mayor the san francisco play lawn bowling is in golden gate park we're sharing meadow for more information about the club
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including free lessons log >> okay. good morning. i call the san francisco department of disability and aging services commission meeting of wednesday, april 6, 2022 to order, which is a joint meeting this month with the dignity fund oversight and