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SFMTA Works to Make Excelsior District Safer

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is moving forward with plans to calm traffic and improve intersections throughout the Excelsior district. “We’re working on long-term and short-term improvements,” explained Nick Carr, the agency’s project manager for the area, during an ‘office hours’ outreach meeting held at the Excelsior library Tuesday afternoon. “We just got near-term funding of $600,000 to look at quick improvements.”

He was referring to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s decision that same morning to allocate nearly $9 million worth of Prop. K funds for various transit and safety projects around the city, including the Excelsior Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project. Other projects to receive funding include repairs to the cable car pulley system and the 19th Avenue Complete Streets project.

Construction of the near-term safety measures could start during the second half of this year and will include day-lighting of intersections (where bollards and/or paint are

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