More Promising Words

First, we’d like to welcome Leah Shahum of the SFBC back to San Francisco. We are happy to have her back in the leadership position at the SFBC and look forward to working with her.

Secondly, we’d like to point out a very exciting piece from Streetsblog. Here are the two most exciting quotes:

“Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who for the past 24 hours has served as Acting Mayor of San Francisco, said expanding the city’s bike network will be his number one transportation priority in the coming year, along with pedestrian safety and improving Muni’s reliability and performance.”

“City Hall leaders have the opportunity to make the city easier to move around with relatively low-cost, quick improvements, such as more physically separated bikeways on key routes like Market Street and Fell Street along the popular Wiggle route.”

Those are very nice words to hear. But we all know that we need action, not words. We all saw how much more pleasant and safer Fell Street was during the A20 event as well as on Park(ing) Day. That is the kind of action we need, but it needs to be permanent. We’ve had some trouble recently getting words spoken from City Hall to turn into action. So we hope that David Chiu is a bit better at follow-up.

In any case, thank you, David Chiu, for taking the first step towards a much-improved Fell Street.

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