Saturday, August 18, 10 am – 4 pm, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove, one block from Civic Center BART station).
The Sierra Club San Francisco Group, together with SaveMuni, the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods, and San Francisco Tomorrow, is sponsoring a community forum on “The Future of Public Transportation in San Francisco”.
Speakers will include transportation experts, community activists, and environmentalists. Breakout sessions will provide ample opportunity for dialogue on the future of public transportation in San Francisco. Our aim is to open a discussion, in parallel with the Muni’s ongoing Transit Effectiveness Project, driven by public input rather than typical top-down planning.
Muni average speeds have declined 12% from 1975 – 2005, a trend which started earlier and still continues. A small increase in speed in 1983 was probably due to the start up of the Metro subway, but we can’t afford to spend $1.5 billion for more subways. Therefore we will focus on finding cost-effective ways to increase the system’s average speed.
A 12% increase in speed can reduce Muni’s operating costs by $100 million a year. By applying these savings to other service improvements, we can further increase ridership and income from fares, while further reducing congestion due to auto traffic.
There is no charge for attendance, but donations will be accepted gladly.
For further information contact Bob Feinbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510)534-7008.