Category: Streets

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After project delays, concrete pours start on Castro Street

Construction on the Castro Streetscape Improvement Project, specifically the phase two concrete pours for the portion of the sidewalks nearest the buildings, was stalled the past couple of weeks due to unforeseen subsurface basements and work PG&E needed to complete to make their utility boxes meet the new grade elevations...

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No more Pink Saturday?

The future of Pink Saturday is uncertain, according to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the non-profit group that has hosted the event for nearly 20 years. The event was started back in 1991 in the Castro (where many people were already starting to gather in years past) as a permit-free...

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2nd phase of Castro Street construction starts Monday

Update (07/11/14 @ 12:00PM): The Department of Public Works let us know that the contractor has obtained a Night Noise Authorization Permit for nighttime construction. The permit stipulates that there will be no work allowed with high impact tools after 10:00 PM in addition to any avoidable noise such as shouting or...

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Car crashes into Cliff’s Variety

Well Pride weekend went off without major incidents in the Castro this year, that is, until this morning around 5AM. A driver of a black Mercedes Benz heading southbound on Castro crossed the lanes, smashed into a stationary concrete trash can and slammed into the side of Cliff’s Variety Store...

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Fences coming down around new Castro Street

An email update went out this morning from the CastroStreet.org website letting people know that crews are starting to remove the chain link fence in the 400-block of Castro Street (between Market and 18th). Crews have begun removing the chain link fence surrounding the newly poured sidewalks on the 400...

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Look at these photos of the repaved Castro Street

With a little over two weeks left to wrap up Castro’s sidewalks and streets before a hard stop for Pride, construction crews finished laying down new pavement up and down Castro Street between Market Street and 19th. The sidewalks also appear to be nearly completed, however, the sidewalk curb area...

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EVENT: Community forum: “Bikes, buses, & budgets”

The San Francisco Bay Guardian is hosting a community forum on transportation tomorrow evening, June 12th, from 6-8PM at the San Francisco LGBT Center (1800 Market Street). The forum is called, “Bikes, Buses, & Budgets: How to create the transportation system San Franciscans needs.” If you’re keen on learning more about...

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PHOTOS: Concrete pours start on Castro sidewalks

UPDATE (1:40PM): Crews are moving fast! Checkout the tweet below these first four photos for more progress shots. ————- The East-side sidewalk of the 400 block of Castro Street is getting poured! Yay! All sidewalks are set to be poured and cured by the 18th of June, according to Supervisor Scott Wiener and the...

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Castro sidewalk pours start this week

The Castro Streetscape Improvement Project is trucking along with a goal to have the sidewalk portion of the improvements completed in time for Pink Saturday (June 28) and Pride in June (this includes the Rainbow Honor Walk). If you’ve been down in the Castro in the past few days you might...