Chenery Street from Brompton to Elk will be closed to outside traffic starting as soon as this week, though the true timeline is still unknown. The partial closure is part of a second wave of Slow Streets, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s effort to give pedestrians and bicyclists more room at the expense of non-resident vehicles.
According to the agency website, temporary signs and cones will be used to divert through traffic and slow it down. Locals will be allowed to access their own streets.
“The California Vehicle Code states that motor vehicles still have right-of-way in the street, but these simple strategies are designed to improve safety for people who are walking or jogging,” according to the agency’s website about the initiative.
“We will continue to monitor the use of Slow Streets to minimize impacts on surrounding streets and welcome feedback from the community,” it says. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback to by way of a questionnaire. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The closure could begin as early as this week, said Jacob Bintliff, a legislative aide to District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. Bintliff helped gather feedback from the Glen Park Association and the Glen Park Merchants Association to give to the SFMTA to inform its decision.
On the other end of the neighborhood, Sanchez Street has also been made a Slow Street. The rest of the city’s slow streets can be seen here: