642-646 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94110, USA - Mission
Why is it that people have the right to break the law, just because they're "going to church?" Every Sunday, my family, which includes three school aged children, takes a bike ride through the city. We specifically choose paths with good bike lanes so we can maintain the highest safety possible. But when ever we near a church, the bike lanes suddenly disappear, due to double parking and parking in the meridian by folks attending church services. This puts us in direct danger, having to ride in the "car lane" to go around the parked cars. There are plenty of city lots within walking distance of their houses of worship. Why is it OK to disregard the law on Sunday mornings? Why aren't they getting tickets left and right? If nothing else, it would raise additional revenue for the city. And it might just make people think again about more eco-friendly modes of transportation, like public transit, bikes, or their own two feet.
1364 Oak St San Francisco, CA 94117 - Haight-Ashbury
There is always a large puddle on the footpath that goes through the Pandhandle at Lyon Street. It's there even when it hasn't rained for a long time and sometimes covers the entire path. The exact spot is near the light that's just north of the southern path through the Panhandle.
1188 Fell St San Francisco, CA 94117 - Alamo Square
We who live in the western half of SF are forced to rely heavily on Fell & Oak Streets. Any blockage on those streets is both inconvenient and a safety hazard.
It seems that at least half the times I'm on Fell at Divis., there is a backup of stopped cars in the left lane, waiting to pull into the Arco gas station here. This is inappropriate anywhere, and dangerous on such a major artery.
I see two possible solutions:
1) Require the Arco station to redesign its layout so cars can wait on premises, not on the public street;
2) eliminate 3-5 parking spaces on the left side just before this station, to accommodate waiting traffic.
Enforcement would probably help too.
2850 22nd St San Francisco, CA 94110, USA - Mission
Greenish mixed-use building 998 Alabama St./2850 22nd St., on the corner of 22nd St. and Alabama street formerly with three driveways, one on 22nd St. and two on Alabama St.
One driveway is for a legitimate 2-car garage on Alabama St., but the other two driveways are bogus. The occupants of the building aggressively enforce the other two former driveways as their own private curbside parking, ticketing and towing cars even though the driveways are no longer in use.
The former driveway on 22nd St. is now an entrance to a hair salon, and the former driveway on Alabama St. leads to a former loading dock which has been converted on the inside of the building to a normal wall and is no longer in use. Neither driveway is used by vehicles entering or exiting the building, although the owners keep an old picture of a car sticking out of the entrance on 22nd St while the building was being renovated over five years ago.
Both former driveways have signs up indicating the owners will ticket and tow cars, however neither are legitimate driveways. The owner should be required to remove these signs and convert the curbs to normal curbs in order to return the space for public parking.
3118 18th St San Francisco, CA 94110, USA - Mission
There is an entire group of homeless living out of their cars on 17th from Treat to Potrero, littering, urinating and more on the street. They park their car for days - with no effort by DPT to move them for street cleaning etc.
469 Bryant Street San Francisco, CA - South Of Market
There are no streetlamps on Bryant Street in between 2nd and 3rd Streets. This block is home to the Lamplighters Music Theatre company, start-ups and other small businesses, as well as frequent car vandalism. Having insufficient lighting is dangerous to person and property. It is outrageous that the city is planning on extending the parking meters in this area to 10pm and yet has not provided sufficient lighting. Please address this problem. Thank you.
3125-3149 25th St San Francisco, CA 94110, USA - Mission
Large groups gather to gamble next to a kids park of all things - passing around fairly significant amounts of money. When they need to relive themselves they just pee against the nearest parked vehicle - I WISH this was a one off. What message is this sending out?
Greenwich & Polk Sts San Francisco, CA 94109, USA - Russian Hill
Currently, stop signs only exist on Greenwich St (2-way), not on Polk. This intersection is in a string (while traveling down Polk) of 4-way intersections. This leads to confusion by drivers and pedestrians and many near misses. It is also very difficult to exit from driveways in the vicinity directly onto Polk St given the high number of parked cars and poor visibility of intersection. If cars on Polk were required to stop, the speed of vehicles traveling through intersection would be reduced.
69-71 29th St San Francisco, CA 94110, USA - Bernal Heights
This is a dangerous intersection for pedestrians, bicyclists and cars alike. Tiffany meets 29th at an angle making for difficult sightlines for proceeding onto 29th Street. In addition there is an entry drive to the Safeway parking lot across the street and is a popular pedestrian crossing spot (no crosswalks). Lastly Tiffany is a popular bike route and joins Valencia to San Jose so had heavy bike traffic. This intersection should have a 4-way stop (including the Safeway driveway).
Lake Street And 8th Avenue - Inner Richmond
This is a heavily trafficked intersection (Lake St & 8th Ave.) of automobiles and pedestrians. It's popular to cross due to it's destination. It provides direct access to the dog park. Everyone, mostly adults with children and/or dogs, struggle to cross this intersection. Daily, it is especially worse during commute hours, cars speed and rarely make the effort to stop or slow down for pedestrians. Please, I/we request 2 additional stop signs to make this a 4-way stop and an easier and safer intersection to cross.