Updated: Feb 7, 2021
Sutro Stewards applied for District 7 Participatory Budget funds for a crosswalk on Clarendon Ave where the Bay Area Ridge Trail crosses from the Clarendon Trail on Mount Sutro to the Interior Greenbelt towards Twin Peaks. Mid- to late- March, District 7 residents can vote for the crosswalk to improve pedestrian safety around Mount Sutro. Voting is open April 1-14. Help us get the word out; the project needs votes to get approved!
Clarendon Crosswalk: Safe Access for Recreational Users, Neighbors & Walkers
Vote for a crosswalk on Clarendon Ave at Dellbrook Ave for safe pedestrian access to open spaces that provide invaluable recreational opportunities for residents throughout the City to exercise and experience nature without leaving town. This crosswalk will aid neighbors and hikers at an important junction for citywide trails including Bay Area Ridge Trail and Crosstown Trail routes, creating access between four miles of trails on Mount Sutro and trails to Twin Peaks and beyond. Pedestrian safety for neighbors, families, hikers, and cyclists will improve from a crosswalk with bold striping and pedestrian-activated flashing lights, and other features for pedestrian safety (no stop sign/speed bumps).
Voting is open NOW! April 1-14.
Vote online at sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote or in person at West Portal Library, Ingleside Library, or Norman Yee's office (City Hall, room 273).
Project supporters: Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, UC San Francisco, Walk SF, Park Station Police Department, SF Urban Riders, Cole Valley Improvement Association, Forest Knolls Neighborhood Association, Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP), San Francisco Parks Alliance.
Who can vote? / Am I a resident of District 7?
District 7 contains neighborhoods in the Sunset from 19th & Judah towards Mt. Sutro and down 19th to Lake Merced. Included are parts or all of Twin Peaks, Mt. Davidson, Ingleside, and more.
When can I vote?
Voting will be open April 1-14.
Where can I vote?
Vote online here: sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote or in person at West Portal Library, Ingleside Library, or Norman Yee's office (City Hall, room 273).
Why is a crosswalk needed?
There are currently no crosswalks between Twin Peaks Blvd & Panorama Dr., so pedestrians must walk approximately eight minutes to the nearest crosswalk (and even then, there is no sidewalk). Instead, many pedestrians cross this unsafe, blind corner, across multiple wide lanes of traffic. We have observed close calls and one pedestrian accident at this unsafe section. A crosswalk is vitally needed across Clarendon Ave at Dellbrook Ave to allow safe and responsible pedestrian movement.
Who supports this project?
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, UC San Francisco, Walk SF, Park Station Police Department, SF Urban Riders, Cole Valley Improvement Association, Forest Knolls Neighborhood Association, Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP), San Francisco Parks Alliance, and more.
Will there be a stop sign or speed bumps?
No, the project does not include a stop sign or speed bumps.
What is participatory budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives citizens the power to set budgeting priorities and make decisions on what community projects should be funded. The process involves: the brainstorming of project ideas, the development of initial proposals, and the selection of winning projects through voting.
This year, District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee set aside $300,000 to be used for the Participatory Budget General Projects. An additional $250,000 has been set aside for Pedestrian Safety Vision Zero Projects.
Vote for safe pedestrian access! sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote