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Slow Triangle Initiative

UPDATE: Join us for a First Implementation Meeting on October 6, 2022 at 7 PM in the Costume Room at the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts.

The purpose of the meeting is to

  • group areas highlighted in the Slow Triangle summer workshops and the FINAL PRESENTATION produced by our UC Berkeley interns,
  • prioritize their implementation, and 
  • identify members of the neighborhood to champion their implementation.

We have chosen this as an in-person meeting because of its interactive nature. If you cannot attend at the proposed time or given the in-person nature, please email slowtriangle@dtna.org so that we can take note of your interest in being involved in the implementation stage.

If you'd simply like to stay in the know about Slow Triangle activities, please attend the DTNA General Meetings, review this page and its blog section, or email us at slowtriangle@dtna.org.

What is Slow Triangle?

Slow Triangle is a study of all the ways people move to and through Duboce Triangle. It started with evaluating the pros and cons of Noe Slow Street and has grown to an overall survey of the neighborhood's public space. With feedback from neighbors, the study seeks to generate ideas and solutions that balance vehicular, pedestrian, and cyclist access. The goal of the study is to make Duboce Triangle a safer, more equitable, and more beautiful place for all. 

Between June and August 2022, DTNA lead a series of community workshops to determine what our neighborhood wants. With the help of 2 interns from UC Berekeley's urban design program and funding from SFCTA and private donors, DTNA has now a set of recommendations on how to implement the community's Vision Slow Triangle.  

The FINAL PRESENTATION is available on the Slow Triangle Blog on this website. If you are running a community organization and are interested in our process, and the learnings we derived from it, please review the SLOW TRIANGLE PLAYBOOK.

How does it work?

Slow Triangle is an open-to-all, community-led effort. Our activities include community surveys, interviews, workshops, case study research, and design workshops to crystallize problem areas, develop real solutions, and produce outcomes. We need diversity of opinions and debates. We seek input from people who are not or cannot be at the table. 

Over the last two years of community work, we have learned that our community cares most about:

  • Traffic Safety: Pedestrian, bike, vehicular

  • Access: Equitable access for all members of the community

  • Greening: Tree canopy, bulbouts, neighborhood gardens, guerilla gardening 

  • Neighborhood identity: Signage, culture, activation, community building

What is Slow Triangle NOT?

  • An effort to ban all cars from the Duboce Triangle

  • A policy effort or a ballot measure

  • A plan developed by city departments or companies to be rolled out in the neighborhood

Who is behind this effort?

  • The Community: residents and businesses located inside and outside the Duboce Triangle. 
  • Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association to facilitate conversations, process and coordination with city departments.
  • UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design to provide research, thought-leadership and conceptual designs.
  • City Departments & Supervisor Mandelmann's office to provide support and help implementation.

I disagree. What should I do?

Be part of the conversation and join us in incorporating your perspective into a solution. 

I am not a resident of the Duboce Triangle. Can I be part of it?

Yes, please! Many of the decisions in the Triangle have consequences for other parts of the City. Please provide us with your input.

How can I be involved & make my voice heard?

Image: #2 Design Charette Workshop - Summarizing Areas We All Care About

and  Developing Design Solutions and Interventions.

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