New 101 Ramp is a Clear and Present Danger

The undersigned RESIDENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE NORTH MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD have multiple concerns about the new ramp being built at MARKET and McCoppin: (1) Keep Trucks Off the New Ramp. Most of the neighborhood immediately surrounding the ramp is residential, with small streets and tight turns. There isn\'t enough room for trucks to maneuver and the pollution from the diesel fumes and the brake particles are dangerous to those of us who live next to the highway. Please keep trucks off this ramp. Trucks can continue to use the 11th Street ramp. (2) Insure Our Safety Under the Highway. Residents are concerned about unused spaces under the freeway. While these need to be \"activated\" by the creation of public spaces or recreational areas, there is an immediate need for lighting and security measures. Please address pressing safety concerns as we wait for more permanent recreational uses. (3) Keep the North Mission Clean. We are concerned about the lack of on-going trash pick up and graffiti removal. One alternative to removing the graffiti might be to sanction a mural on the overpass. In any event, CalTrans and the City should develop a maintenance plan to keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful. (4) Keep Elgin Park Closed. This narrow, one-block street is entirely residential. Since it closed for the construction of the new ramp, it is much safer and has created a sense of community amongst residents. Residents love having Elgin Park closed to through traffic. Re-opening the street will make it dangerous, with traffic diverted off Market onto our narrow street. It will only be a matter of time before a pedestrian is run over. Residents of Pearl St also like having Elgin Park closed, as cars used to speed down Pearl, and around the corner to Elgin Park as a cut-through back to Duboce Ave. Please keep Elgin Park closed. The construction is ending and the ramp will open very soon. We expect immediate response to our concerns, and on-going attention to these issues. Sincerely, Residents and Friends of the North Mission Neighborhood

Sponsor

North Mission Neighborhood Alliance http://www.northmission.org

Links

http://www.halttheramp.com/ http://www.octaviacentral.org/

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