Safety Gets Top Priority in San Francisco Street Reconfiguration

Pedestrian safety and transit performance won out over parking concerns on San Francisco's Taraval Street.
September 24, 2016, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The L-Taraval line at work.
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"Taraval Street will be transformed in the name of pedestrian safety and speeding up the L-Taraval Muni light rail line by about three minutes in each direction," reports Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez from San Francisco.

The decision to reconfigure the street came after a heated debate—opposing the proposal were neighbors concerned about parking and business along the street. In the end, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Board of Directors cited safety as the top concern in approving the change.

Rodriguez has been corering the proposed change throughout September. An earlier post detailed the proposal and the compromises that evolved the approved plan along the way. 

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Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in San Francisco Examiner
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