The solutions are better street engineering and changing the SFMTA's priority from moving vehicles through our neighborhoods to keeping pedestrians safe. While filming my home's deadly pedestrian intersection of Main and Harrison Street yesterday (see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... ), both a DPT vehicle and an unmarked SFPD vehicle came through the intersection with little reaction to the chaos that you see in the video (filmed between 6:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. yesterday). The most reaction was the unmarked police cruiser turned on his flashers and used his P.A. to say "STOP BLOCKING THE INTERSECTION," to which drivers with their windows down just laughed ... because they know enforcement is a joke in this City and fuck the pedestrians.
Why are we inviting another 250,000 - 500,000 folks into San Francisco without FIXING THE PEDESTRIAN ISSUES IN SOUTH OF MARKET WHERE THEY COME IN AND GET BACK ON THE FREEWAYS TO GO HOME AFTER EVENTS?
Why are we talking about upzoning commercial buildings to 1,000 feet (Transit Tower at 1st & Mission, beside the new Transbay Transit Center) as part of the Transit Center District Plan while they're building the most densely populated "TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT" neighborhood in the City of San Francisco - Rincon Hill - sandwiched between what they estimate to be another 85,000 downtown workers and the Bay Bridge entry ramps? PURE NEGLIGENCE, AND INTOLERABLE.
This is our experience almost every day Monday thru Friday - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
Here's an earlier video I made of the same thing (compiled from video recording from 6 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. about a month ago): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
What the does the SFMTA say? "WE DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS TO MAKE IT SAFER" Meanwhile, they have all sorts of projects from SFPark to Central Subway to traffic calming in the outer Mission and so on ... WHY THE FUCK AREN'T THOSE FUNDS BEING SPENT WHERE THE MOST DEATHS AND ACCIDENTS OCCUR EVERY FUCKING YEAR?!? 240 of the 800 accidents last year occured in Supervisorial District 6. While the City is all to happy to push all of its problems into District 6 quite literally while also benefitting from all of the economic engines in District 6 (Giants baseball, Moscone Convention Center and nearby hotels, Technology/Biotech firms, high-rise residences/construction), they could give a damn about people being murdered and injured because they have not updated the street designs in 60 some odd years to account for the fact that the residential population in SoMa has increased from about 11,000 in 1990 to over 40,000 in 2010 ... and at least another 10,000 folks are coming to my Rincon Hill neighborhood's future developments over the next decade alone!
MAD AS HELL, YES I AM.