Petition to SFMTA, SFMTA Board of Directors, Charlie Ream, Sandra Lee Fewer
Support the 8th Avenue Neighborway!
SFMTA is proposing a first-of-its-kind in San Francisco traffic calming and safety project called the 8th Avenue Neighborway. Neighborways accomplish this by lowering speeds, reducing traffic volumes, and improving the visibility of people on the sidewalk. The idea is to keep people safe by making the design of the street itself encourage calm behavior, so that everyone can get to their destinations comfortably. This is why the project includes a number of design elements aimed at improving the streetscape. We were unfortunately just reminded of the need to make streets safer in our neighborhood when someone driving hit and killed a 78-year person walking in Inner Richmond. This is a sad and unacceptable loss of life. We cannot be complacent and we have an opportunity to make our streets safer with this project. One of the main criticisms is that it will make it harder for people who drive to get around. While we empathize, it’s imperative that we continue to move forward with plans that prioritize safety of individuals on our city streets over convenience. In addition, this makes the route more convenient for those who don’t rely on cars to navigate San Francisco. We need to start building a city that makes that a reality. Projects much like this have been implemented in Berkeley in the past, so we have models of what success looks like. The Richmond has great resources that bound it, Golden Gate Park on the south and Lands End and the Presidio to the north, and it’s imperative we starting connecting them with each other with projects like this. For the future of our city and our world, we need to start implementing greener solutions for getting around our city. For the future of our friends and neighbors, we need to start implementing safer solutions for getting around our city. This is a step in the right direction. Sign this petition and show your support today!
Petition to East Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors
Access to Chester Valley Trail
In November 2015 a proposed trail network was drafted by Thomas Comitta Associates for East Whiteland Township. The residential area of Spring Mill Farms, the Great Valley M.S. and H.S., and the Saint Gobain property were marked on the draft as priority to gain access to the trail. Nearly two years later, there have been no improvements to trail access made. What exists currently is a short paved path along Mill Road that has dangerous entry and exit points in blind spots on the road. No shoulder exists along this wooded, hill section of Mill Road. There is a poorly maintained mulch path on the Saint Gobain property, but it is private property. As well, there is a no crossing sign at Mill Road and Rt. 401. Many students, residents, cyclists, runners, and dog walkers use Mill Road daily to access the trail despite the obvious danger. It's an accident waiting to happen. We are asking the Board of Supervisors for East Whiteland Township to move forward with the proposed trail network and budget for the priority access areas, such as Spring Mill Farms, in 2018. Thank you for you consideration!
Petition to Todd Spitzer (County supervisor 3rd District)
Save the Irvine Mesa and Silverado truck trail
The Wildlands Conservancy is selling their land holdings including parcels along the Silverado Truck Trail including the Irvine Mesa. The mesa borders the Irvine ranch conservancy that is held by OC Parks. Sale to any Private owner will block all recreational access to the Silverado Truck Trail. These parcels need to be acquired by the county to preserve access to the public. We urge the County and The Wildlands Conservancy to negotiate a purchase / sale. This trail has been historically been used by the public since the truck trail was created in the early 1930's. Wilderness access is cherished by all and should remain in place for Orange County's citizens.
Petition to Governor Larry Hogan, Roger Berliner
Respect The Law, No Tree Cutting/Irreversible Harm Until The Court Rules
Governor Larry Hogan DO NOT CUT ANY TREES, close the Capital Crescent Trail or allow any other irreversible environmental harm until the court makes its final ruling on the Purple Line. The haste with which MTA and its Purple Line contractor announced that they are closing the Trail next Tuesday September 5th for 5 years is shocking and unwarranted. Students will return on their first day of school only to find their access cut off without a safe alternative, as will commuters, walkers, wounded warriors and other users of the Trail. The 48 acres of forest marked for immediate clear-cutting harbor owls, woodpeckers and migratory songbirds and protect our streams and water quality. The story is the same all along the path of the Purple Line, affecting residents, students, commuters, small businesses, and our environment. We know MTA can do better for the communities affected. A brief pause on the closure will allow for the legal process to come to conclusion, and for MTA to fulfill its commitments to plan safe alternatives for Trail users and for all communities along the Purple Line.