Voters Approve Two Transportation Measures, Reject Third

Two out of three transportation measures on Tuesday’s ballot in San Francisco appear to have been approved, according to complete unofficial election results.

The first of the three propositions, Proposition A, is a strategy to construct, redesign and rebuild San Francisco streets and sidewalks.

Seventy-one percent of voters approved Proposition A, which will put $500 million toward infrastructure repairs and improvements that increase Municipal Railway service reliability, ease traffic congestion, reduce vehicle travel times, enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety, and improve access for disabled individuals.

The measure needed two-thirds approval to pass.

The second proposition that appears to be winning with 61 percent of the vote is Proposition B, a measure adjusting transportation funding based on the city’s population growth.

Proposition B will increase the amount of funding the city provides to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency based on increases in the size of the city’s population, with those funds being used to improve Muni as well as street safety.

Proposition L, which proposed altering city policy regarding parking and transportation priorities, appears to have been rejected by more than 62 percent of voters, according to the complete unofficial results.

The proposition aimed to ensure that any proposed re-engineering of traffic flows by the city eased congestion.

Proposition L would also have frozen parking fees for city-owned parking garages, meters, parking tickets and neighborhood parking permits for five years.

Additionally, it would also have required the SFMTA to construct and operate neighborhood parking garages using funds from parking fees and the sale of SFMTA bonds.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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  • Joël Ramos

    The language in this article reveals the same limited logic of Prop L proponents.

    Clearly people working for more balanced streets have some learning to do about communication.

    “Congestion” is also “eased” by re-enginering streets for better transit service and safer bike-riding.

    Congestion is also eased when parking is made more available, reducing the amount of time people spend circling, looking for spaces.

    In fact, the engineering of streets to put cars first has resulted in the congestion we have.

    When we say “free flow” we really should talk about people, and not just the cars they may or may not be in.

    • withak30

      Look how much this guy loves cars and traffic.