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make sure we're serious today is another effort here anothers e.r. by a street has been a tragic we hoped not to have happened but also in you ride along the sunset boulevard you can feel that some individuals that are not going to pay attention will view and use this as a freeway it's not a freeway a major pedestrian and traffic thoroughfare that must be right handed for all the modes of transportation and consider people kwhor walking and riding as well as the speedometer so today, we're here on the establishment of a traffic signal but we know that no traffic signal in and of itself nor stop sign will ever create the level of safety we all want to have happy. so it is to be complimented by
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other things we do including the reduction of speed here on the sunset boulevard that's been at 35 mile-per-hour historically and is now we are reducing it to thirty mile-per-hour and at the same time, we have two additional streets where is it will be merry rag and marion by the end of next year. those combined with the reduction of speed here but with a constant education from not only our supervisors and sfmta our walk sf first and police department but also the entire city has to pay attention to this whether it's a street if district 6, in selma or downtown in the tenderloin or in the sunset we're committed to get this done and make sure that everyone that used our street particularly those who are
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walking their dogs and families are feeling safe in the street we have to educate everyone who goes and utilizes the author fair and sunset boulevard to cyclone not only because there are multiple schools ever other block but people using it more and more and as we invite people to live in san francisco to increase our population we must take care of streets like this this is not the only street or boulevard we have plans that include a major transportation bond to november i'll ask you all to peengs to that bond because it requires 2/3rd's vote it will not raise our takes but consistent with the general obligation bonds we've passed with the leadership of all our supervisors we've passed bonds for libraries and parks for
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other institutions including the latest one this past june where we increased our general obligation bonds to cover earthquake preparedness and emergency responses with all our sfrootz infrastructures this is the first time transportation infrastructure bond that has taken into consideration this in city since 1966 its important it's important investment in the crippled programs that improve mini and 3 hundred of the $500 million is visited towards safety programs focused on our streets whether it's concession or improvements in the way that mini or streets that are able to be designed and handled or the operations of maintaining the speed that leaders have to have in order to get their 2 hundred
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and 80 thousand commuters we've experienced a saving of an hour with the mini in the programs but an important part i want to emphasize i know that supervisor tang is focused on this along with many of the frifrz is is that vision zero must be accomplished and a part of the 5 hundred you million dollars bond we're not stopping at the traffic signal or the two others we'll have in place we want to expensive approach that was worked on very seriously by groups like walk sf and the bicycle coalition along with the police departments and having the input in a $500.01 day that again will not raise our property takes it will be implemented and that's in a
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responsible way it carries forward real visions that were reflected in the 2030 task force we put together that we worked very hard to make sure we had the funds we will not use the fund as a reason why we can't get things done safer in the city and moor our streets and road are safe thank you to the county transportation authority and sfmta for being part of this along with the community advocacy groups that i encourage more and more to be vocational who else is going to do help educate the public if we don't have the community-based and working closely with our sfmta and mta commission working closely with our police department in every accident making sure we study this carefully and make sure we
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teacher of the aspects and making sure everyone is safe in the city this nominate is more than a traffic signal but an expression we want to be competitive in our approach for a higher level even if safety vision zero for the city interest thank you for joining us and being here soon, we'll take the switch i signing the bond for the $500 million of obligation bonds we want to have before the voters in november of this year thank you very much (clapping) >> thank you mr. mayor and our leadership in supporting the bond and vision zero and the water work of making our streets safer. one of the things the mire said is sunset boulevard colloquy wasn't we're doing here is not the end but emblematic of what we need to do people treat it
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like a freeway it's not a freeway but one of the 6 percent of city streets responsible for 60 percent of the fatality in our city. what we're doing here is a step it's adding up to more than $3 million investment we made along sunset boulevard to make it safe as the mayor said we've been working with the police department and the department of public health to really understand where and judge our collisions happening in order to address the other 6 percent responsible for the 60 percent of fatality collisions and bring the improvements out to the city sewe need the investments in order to do so we're lucky to have as representative of the people felt sunset district as a member of the county of the
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transportation authority and a member of the board of supervisors someone that understands the importance of making the investments focused on transportation and pedestrian safety and works on the board and the blue print for the district and emerged for the board of supervisors to get this 5 hundred general obligation measure into the ballot so, please join me in welcoming district 4 supervisor tang >> thank you a special recognition to the mta and to tilly changing and accident police department and walk sf and, of course, all the community members and resident who have been so patient serving as an advocate and working to
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make sure our city vice president hears us loud and clear we need those along sunset boulevard so all our intersection have signals and so in the past evidently years we've worked to slowly being able to install the traffic signals by the end of the 2015 we'll have the safer in place and several years ago when i was work as a protective stiff aid i worked the volunteers as we plant and installed those mediums you see along yorba we've tried other things approaches and couldn't have done that with the police department command over there
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thank you for stepping up the enforcement and i also want to give a special recognition to people who worked on installing those i see them in the back thank you for all your response time for the injuries and the fatalities that was mentioned and i want to reiterate it is important in november successfully pass our general obligation bonds that's an important infrastructure bond to make sure that all our residents can safely carols the streets whether our walking or biking or driving i want to i'm going to turn it over to and thank you all for your patience i look forward to seeing this new signal in action and people being safe along the boulevard. >> thank you supervisor tang
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and to reinforce the bond legislation it was passed by all 11 members of the board of supervisors i want to credit the mayor and supervisor tang in pulling together the community to support this legislation that is critically important to move forward the efforts we're going to make-do involve a lot of the city families i want to acknowledge the public works who helped to deliver those o and the signal shop and the sign shop who configure and manage the traffic signals in the city i bay area light work the contractor and a lot of folks coming together to make sure their delivered on time and on budget. another part of the city first name family that's part of the
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family is the police department and as much as we do to dry to 69 design out bad behavior so to have that enforcement to making the streets safer we rely entirely on our partners at the police department you'll hear from the chief they've stepped up their efforts to make sure we're sending a clear signal for people who are driving or walking in san francisco you've got to follow the laws so everyone is safe please join me in welcoming our chief greg suhr >> would we could design out bad behavior (laughter) it's a pleasure to be here i want to thank the mayor and supervisor tang and the other 10 members of the board for their commitment to devotional to
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having zero traffic fatalities in san francisco. this is literally what is happening when a plan comes together there's 3 pieces to vision zero enforcement that is the responsibility of the police department and i want to give a shout out to the captain for their officers of the san francisco police department have issued 15 hundred sized since the pedestrian fatalities h that occurred back in february and the last injury in march. since then there hadn't been one and the awareness piece took over we have not had that and having had the mayor to find the money to get this thing in place to control it by a traffic signal the officers from the carville station could go about doing other things we're being
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smarter by controlling it there mechanisms we continue to do the enforcement and awareness piece we need the city to demonstrate it's priority by affording the monies to mta and dpw we couldn't do that without our partners of walk sf or the bike coalition to make san francisco a quickly changing city all the time that much of a safer place we're excited to be a part of it and can't wait for the lights to go and a on and please if this seems like a good idea we can go forward okay. whatever you can do in the meantime the enforcement w will be there but pits pennies on the dollars for 15 hundred folks.
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thank you (clapping.) thank you, chief another part of the city family is our partner the transportation improvements throughout the city is the county transportation authority i want to welcome up the executive director tilly chang >> good afternoon. i'm tilly chang with the transportation authority we work for the 11 members of the board of supervisors to administer the half hour penny call prop k we want to extend our congratulations to director reiskin and his team and acknowledge mayor lee's leadership and supervisor tang's in improving the pedestrian safety and transportation authority san francisco has spoken loud and clear are maintaining safety is our priority with the help of our partners across the city family i want to congratulate the community and neighborhood for about advocating for those
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improvements at yorba but along the crossroad is a high injury corridor we really need to focus in terms of the xevenlgs be not only for the enforcement the traffic signals but also to be supported by enforcement and countdowns and other feevenz we provide to be part of the effort and thank to the community for you're planning support today as well as in the fall thank you. >> (clapping) >> director chang mentioned the community and neighborhoods it's at&t the voices of the people of san francisco that make sure they can get around the city safely city of working with our communities and neighborhoods and our strrlz and advocates that we're going to be able to get this bond passed in november
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and be able to make our streets safer. one of our london breed partners our goal to eliminate traffic fatalities we're pleased to be joined by it's executive director nicole sxhigd >> thank you all for being here and a special thanks to mayor ed lee in vision zero and supervisor tang for pedestrian safety along sunset boulevard and director reiskin and director chang and chief suhr for helping to implement vision zero. walk san francisco is a pedestrian organization we work to advocate for safer better streets in san francisco we worked with the city and our community partners to announce
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the goal of vision zero earlier this year and since then it's been incredible to see the city agencies that have come together and that's really important and inspiring symbol that our city staff and agencies and elected officials are dedicated to what is best for the community in this case eliminating traffic facilities in 10 years. everyday there is about one million trips taken in san francisco whether you're driving, biking over and over transit all of our trips start and end with walking unfortunately 3 people are hit by cars a day while walking in san francisco. as director reiskin mentioned are profitableable we're at the
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corner where one appreciable accidents happened it's incredible to see the city put in a signal to help prevent collisions and lower the speedometer on this boulevard and have signals on all intersections those are the sort of projects that community members want to see more of you know that engineering piece of vision zero. i also wanted to highlight as many others did that campaign xab that and chief suhr have been incredible they've been here on sunset to make sure the enforcement is happening. as we head to november walk san francisco we support of the geobonds and this is the central
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piece to achieving vision zero. i want to thank personally the mayor and supervisor tang for this bond it couldn't come soon enough and encourage all san franciscans to support sfm this bond going forward and no families and no families and citizens have to endure another accident in san francisco we know their prosperityable we we can prevent them through this bond and coordinate the actions across the city departments i look forward to mayor ed lee turning on the signal >> (clapping) and you notice commissioner tang wasn't walking fast yesterday she completed the marathon to
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raise san francisco a safer place great credit to her for that we have a role in making san francisco safer you don't have to run a marathon but don't get distracted by a text message while you're walking or biking and be mindful had you go to the pole about the opportunities you have not to raise our taxes and make the investment to keep the city safe in order for that measure to get on the ballot we need the mayor to sign that was approved by the board of supervisors. at this point, we're going to ask the mayor to sign the ordinance and flip the switch >> i want to thank dpw for this
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beautiful desk (laughter) all right. there it is (clapping.) yeah. are you ready for the flipping of the switch? okay >> (laughter). >> how about a count down. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. >> happy new yearyou.
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to access contract >> access to the plans spiefkz and a data place basis ease contracting opportunity and funding or capital training. this is and other documents that needs to be submitted. to compete is a technical skill that it takes to win a scheduling for a popular to you can win a professional services job or how to put together a quote it's all those technical pieces. looking at the contracting assistance center is our touch point with we get the people to come and see the planning specks and later than about projects earlier is he get training so you're ready to go arrest hello engineering it has all the tools
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that a contractor small or large can come here. i can't say enough about the center it's a blessing. we do business all over the country and world and a place like the contractor center to identify the business in san francisco >> the reality is you need training and that's what the center is here to train and make you better qualified to go work with the city and county and to be successful at the end. >> that will give people the competitive edge e edge at receiving contracts with the city. >> we have krafshth services here that help you find out
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where you need to get the skills forbidding. >> i mean local businesses participation in city projects is a winning factor it helms help the business their local businesses they're paying savings and a property tax and payroll tax and normally adhere san franciscans so their bowing goods and services in san francisco it really helps the economy of san francisco grow so its not only a benefit to the project but to the city. the contractors center is 5 thomas melon circle in the bayview area open 8:30 to 5 welcom
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>> so what brought you out here for the bike ride today? >> i grew up in san francisco but i have been living in new york. i wanted to see what san francisco is doing with
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infrastructure. >> cities are where people are living these days. the bay area is doing a lot with construction and the way to change the world starts here. >> we are about to take a bike ride. we have 30 cyclist. i'm really excited to hit the road and see what the city has in store. >> i definitely recommend it to people. it's a fun afternoon
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and you learn so many things. >> this is so much fun. i go to parts of the city that i don't come to. this will make the city a more susta francisco recreation & park commission. would the secretary of state well call roll p commissioner president buell. commissioner low. commissioner bonilla. commissioner harrison p sxhgd. councilmember zaph hearsay been excused absent. before we get starting bio today just a few reminder we ask you turn out of our electronic sounding devices and ask you take my secondary confidence


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