Daniel Sisson

signed I support Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit 2015-09-03 14:50:03 -0700
Please, we need this!!

I support Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit

I Support Van Ness BRT!

Van Ness BRT will be San Francisco’s first true Bus Rapid Transit project, where buses run almost as efficiently as subways in dedicated center bus lanes. Spanning 2 miles of Van Ness Ave, the project also encompasses replacing the sewer system (built after the 1906 Earthquake) and the overhead wires and poles (most poles are 100 years old), as well as streetscape improvements. When finished, transit times on Van Ness will decrease by up to 32% and Muni buses on Van Ness will never be stuck in traffic again.

However, the project is now in peril. Though the project will add over 90 new trees to the area, doubling its current number, opposition has recently surfaced to the removal of certain trees necessary for its completion. Opponents are advocating for a side lane alternative, one that would make buses run essentially in the same conditions as today. It shows no significant improvement in travel time and reliability as trucks and cars will continue to impede buses by making right turns, pulling into the lane to park, double-parking in the bus lane, or making deliveries. This is unacceptable.

We understand and value the importance of trees in the city. This is why we are excited that soon there will be more of them on Van Ness! Taking cars off the road by building an alternative that is more attractive than driving, as well as doubling the amount of replacement trees that will be planted, will be crucial in mitigating carbon pollution rampant in the urban environment and this busy corridor. Many of the trees are also in very poor condition, and allowing the trees to remain would not only be a liability for the city, but can adversely disrupt someone's business, residence, commute, or life. These trees must be removed, and these bus lanes must be built. Please sign this petition to support robust Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness.

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197 signatures

We the undersigned urge the Department of Public Works to approve the removal and replacement of trees necessary for the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit project to be built as currently designed. 


commented on How would you improve Muni? 2015-06-17 19:36:24 -0700
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How would you improve Muni?

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 Our 22-Day Muni Challenge got elected officials #OnBoardSF and riding Muni.

Now that we have the attention of City Hall, we want to use it.

That's why we're asking you, transit rider: what are your ideas?


signed Van Ness Rapid Transit Petition via 2013-09-16 09:31:07 -0700

Van Ness Rapid Transit Petition

147 SIGNATURES
GOAL: 150 signatures

Petition in Support of Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit

To: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco County Transportation Authority

As transit riders, we support the implementation of high-quality Bus Rapid Transit in San Francisco. We want to be sure that the BRT projects in the City - first on Van Ness - are excellent rapid transit projects. We are concerned, however, that there will be efforts to weaken the excellent BRT model. Therefore, we support, and ask that SFMTA pursue, a Van Ness BRT system that promises:

  1. Bus-only lanes in the center of the street for the length of the route, to assure speedy travel time without interruption from private vehicles.
  2. Limited stops, to ensure quick trips along the length of the corridor.
  3. Few left-hand turns, which will slow the bus.
  4. Traffic-light timing to optimize speed and give priority to the BRT buses as they approach an intersection.
  5. Off-board ticketing, to ensure short dwell times at stops.
  6. High quality shelters and buses that entice riders and clearly "brand" this route as BRT - tying it successful BRT projects around the world.
  7. All-door, level boarding.

We urge you to be vigilant as the project moves forward - to assure that San Francisco receives the best BRT on Van Ness Avenue.


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