muni_old.jpgAccording to a press release sent by the SF MTA last night, today at 1:30 at the N Judah turnaround at Judah and La Playa, Supervisor Carmen Chu, SFMTA and SFPD to Announce Effort to Improve Pedestrian Safety near Muni Light Rail Vehicles.

Well, this certainly sounds exciting! I know that last night when I was getting off the N Judah and IT STARTED FUCKING MOVING I certainly did not feel safe — but perhaps I did not count as a pedestrian since I WAS STILL HALF IN THE TRAIN. (And, yes, I called 311 and filed a report. I eagerly anticipate great satisfaction from the resolution of my complaint.)

Sadly, the Appeal won’t be attending the presser so we won’t be able to immediately update you with what attendees Supervisor Carmen Chu, Samuel W. Lau (Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the MTA), and SFPD Captain Paul Chignell of the Taraval Police Station have to say at this “joint press conference to announce a new effort to improve pedestrian safety near Muni light rail vehicles.”

But, hey, if you go, tell us what went down. Just be careful, between the car drivers and turning Ns in the area, pedestrian safety is going to be put to the test at this little shindig. Or maybe they’ll close the area to traffic. That would certainly be one way to improve pedestrian safety. Maybe that’s the “new plan”?

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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