Clarendon Crosswalk: Safe Access for Recreational Users, Neighbors & Walkers

March 28, 2019

VOTE APRIL 1 - 14: sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote

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. April 1 - 14 District 7 residents can vote for the crosswalk to improve pedestrian safety around Mount Sutro. Help us get the word out; the project needs votes to get approved!

 

Clarendon Crosswalk: Safe Access for Recreational Users, Neighbors & Walkers

This project funds safe pedestrian access to parks and open spaces that provide invaluable recreational opportunities for residents throughout the City. A crosswalk with a pedestrian-activated beacon on Clarendon Avenue at Dellbrook Avenue will improve pedestrian, cyclist, and traffic safety, while helping neighbors and hikers at a currently unmarked and uncontrolled crossing that connects citywide trails between Mount Sutro to Twin Peaks and beyond, including the Bay Area Ridge Trail route. (No stop signs or speed bumps.)

 

Vote April 1 - 14, 2019 

District 7 residents 16+ may vote. Voting will take place online at sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote or in person at West Portal Library, Ingleside Library, or Norman Yee's office.

 

Project supporters: Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, San Francisco Parks Alliance, 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).

 

FAQs

Who can vote? / Am I a resident of District 7?
Residents of District 7 age 16+ may vote. Find out if you are a resident of District 7 (Supervisor Norman Yee) by checking the map to the right or entering your address here: propertymap.sfplanning.org/  

 

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.

 

Click here for a high resolution map.

 

When can I vote?

April 1 - 14, 2019

 

Where can I vote?

Vote online at sfpbd.sfgov.org/district/7/vote or in person at West Portal Library, Ingleside Library, or at City Hall.

 

Why is a crosswalk needed?

There are currently no crosswalks across Clarendon Ave between Twin Peaks Blvd & Panorama Dr, a 0.6 mile stretch of street. Even if pedestrians chose to walk at least eight minutes to the nearest crosswalk, there is not a sidewalk on the southeast side of Clarendon Ave in the area around Dellbrook Ave (approx. 0.3 mi without sidewalk), meaning the alternative crosswalks do not offer a safe option of travel. 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. 

 

District 7 residents are able to help decide how best to spend $650,000 for general projects and pedestrian safety improvements in District 7. All District 7 residents 16 and older are eligible to apply and vote!

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