Mayor Newsom Unveils Better Streets Plan
Mayor Gavin Newsom today unveiled the final draft of the Better Streets Plan (BSP), a plan that provides for the first time, a unified set of standards and guidelines governing the design of all city streets. The BSP calls for a fundamental rethinking of how the City designs, builds and maintains city streets, while emphasizing transit, cycling and walking.
“The Better Streets Plan incorporates sustainable design to make our streets safer and more welcoming, and seeks to transform our streetscapes and enhance our neighborhood quality of life,” said Mayor Newsom. “We need only look to Valencia Street, Divisadero Street and other projects to see the profound positive impact these streetscape improvements can have on our neighborhoods. I commend all those involved in the drafting of this plan for their work.” Read more.