FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
CONTACT: Alex Murillo (415) 437-7009, Alex.M.Murillo@sfdpw.org
PUBLIC WORKS TO HOST PLANNING MEETING FOR SECOND STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
San Francisco, CA – In preparation for the Second Street Improvement Project, the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) is hosting a planning meeting to inform the design of the 2nd Street corridor. The 2nd Street Improvement Project extends from Market Street to King Street, stretching from downtown San Francisco to the SOMA district. The community, through the recently adopted East SOMA Area Plan, identified 2nd Street as a primary pedestrian, bicycle and transit thoroughfare and a ‘green connector’ for the neighborhood. This project aims to implement that vision by transforming 2nd Street into a pleasant multi-modal corridor that improves safety and access for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
In accordance with the San Francisco Bicycle Plan, the project goals include space for bicycles along the entire length of 2nd Street, from Market to King Streets. Other key elements of the project are pedestrian improvements, streetscape improvements (trees and plantings), roadway resurfacing, concrete curb reconstruction, the installation of ADA-compliant curb-ramps, and upgrades to the traffic signal system.
What: Community meeting to inform the design and transformation of 2nd Street, Market to King Streets
When: Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 6pm
Where: CBS Interactive Studios, 235 Second Street at Clementina
Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting are encouraged to RSVP in advance at www.secondstreetproject.eventbrite.com to minimize any possible delays at check-in.
DPW is responsible for the care and maintenance of San Francisco’s streets and much of its infrastructure. The department cleans and resurfaces streets; plants and maintains City street trees; designs, constructs and maintains city-owned facilities; inspects streets and sidewalks; constructs curb ramps; removes graffiti from public property; and partners with the diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco to provide stellar cleaning and greening services. For more information, visit www.sfdpw.org.