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Safer Slow Noe

18 May 2024 11:05 AM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

Good Afternoon Duboce Triangle, Upate

I am happy to report that safety measures are coming to our community Slow Street; Slow Noe. MTA has been conducting traffic and safety studies of all San Francisco Slow Streets. Slow Noe has had an abundance of traffic, above the mandated numbers needed for the Slow Streets safety measures so they've developed plans to help address the safety concerns.

Background: Over the past several months, MTA has been looking at the traffic flow on Slow Noe with the majority coming straight across Market from Noe Valley, not coming off of Market. Approx 90% of the traffic flow is in the morning hours with majority using our Slow Street as a cut through. MTA has been working with DTNA, Friends of Slow Noe, Slow Streets Stewarts, Merchants and neighbors regarding safety and traffic concerns on Slow Noe.

Friends of Slow Noe lead, Pavan Yadavalli (slownoe@googlegroups.com) called a meeting of the group members and I sent an email to all DTNA members about two months ago  The meet with nearly 30 neighbors participating, discussed MTA's need to create safer conditions on Slow Noe - and discussed a couple of the options being considered to address high traffic.

The conversation continued: Following that meeting, MTA, Pavan and I took on calls and emails from neighbors, merchants and members of both DTNA and Slow Street, including several DTNA Board Members. to address questions about two of the three possible proposals. MTS posted fliers to encourage input, feedback and an understanding of the latest iteration of traffic calming for Slow Noe.

MTA's Proposal: MTA final proposal comes about after gathering of input from a broad range of folks; neighbors on and around Noe Street, Friends of Slow Noe, Slow Streets Stewarts, DNTA members and board members, merchants, neighbors at large. According to MTA's representative, the newest proposal has taken into account many of the concerns of the community and groups he's been engaged.

Updated Proposal: A partial diverter adjacent to the current Parklet at Noe and 15th where Quest is currently (see attached picture). The diverter would be where the current Slow Street signs are now and run parallel to the Parklet. The proposed Painted Safety Zone would be where the State required daylighting will be placed, creating a safety zone 20ft from every corner. 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. We would like to continue the dialog and collect feedback. MTA also has an email in the flier to help collect feedback and has taken in a lot of input for the latest iteration of traffic calming.

Thank you,




2261 Market Street, PMB #301, San Francisco,CA 94114

email: info@dtna.org

Phone: 628-246-2256



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