Reminder: Parking restrictions for Fauntleroy work start today

Thanks to Sue for that photo of the no-parking signs up along the northernmost stretch of the Fauntleroy Way repaving zone, where the city had planned to start work today (we’re heading back out shortly to check what is or isn’t going on). While the entirety of the project will run from roughly SW Edmunds to SW Holly, the first round of restrictions is posted for Edmunds to SW Findlay, today through June 15th. Here’s our report from last week with details of the plan for the start of construction (with more details on the repaving and “rechannelization” that will happen as part of the project, as first announced by the city late last year).

7 Replies to "Reminder: Parking restrictions for Fauntleroy work start today"

  • SeattleJoe May 26, 2009 (11:49 am)

    “rechannelling” the name Seattle gives to attempt to turn all streets into a parking lot. After ignoring any concerns to the contrary

    No matter how many streets the bikers take away, I will not be commuting to work by bike.

  • 56bricks May 26, 2009 (1:17 pm)

    Aaaah, signs of the impending other “Fauntleroy Park”!

  • Al May 26, 2009 (1:40 pm)

    This plan has been in the works for over a year with plenty of opportunity for community comment and input. While community input may not always change SDOTs mind, from what I can tell, the majority of input supported this change.

    This change is not only due to improving a route for bicyclists. Rather, it’s main focus is on improving the roadway due to bad surface structure and the need to reduce speed and collisions (auto-related BTW). The bicycle and pedestrian improvements are only icing on the cake.

  • James Roche May 26, 2009 (4:12 pm)

    Al, what you’re saying isn’t true.
    The city’s bike plan has been in place for a number of years, and, as I was told by Eric Widstrand that nothing raised in the recent community interaction would have impact on the plan. After an indication of serious oversight regarding the width of no-parking zones surrounding bus stops, there was a relatively miniscule change made to remedy the mistake.
    That said, the mayor’s decision was made nearly a decade ago and the latest phase includes the stretch of Faunlteroy. When I pointed out to Mr. Widstrand on a phone call that the community outreach campaign was incorrectly being sloganed as a 2-way conversation and not an education blitz, he acknowledged their PR error and they changed their campign.
    Please don’t diminish the impact of the restriping by claiming that people weren’t active enough when the recent PR mission was commenced. Regardless of anyone’s stance on the matter, there was no recent opportunity for feedback that amounts to anything but proverbial dust in the wind.

  • Multi-Modal guy May 26, 2009 (4:33 pm)


    The City manipulates a phony-baloney meeting with a pre-ordained outcome and does all of the logging of community comments, and you arrive at the conclusion that there was majority public support for this scheme.

    Do you believe in the Easter Bunny, too?

  • vincent May 26, 2009 (4:54 pm)


  • Al May 26, 2009 (5:59 pm)

    Thanks James – sometimes one is NOT aware of all the workings behind everything. I appreciate the info. I am aware of the Bike Master Plan that has been in place for a long time. However, that doesn’t mandate the change. The BMP comes into play when roads are re-paved, usually due to other issues like the need for Fauntleroy resurfacing. Then the BMP is reviewed to see if the BMP can play a role.

    As for diminishing people’s feedback, that was not my intent. I have previously read posts regarding those who are surprised by the upcoming changes – should have referenced that, which is not the case here.

    I have my reservations about the changes as well, but by saying it’s the “bicyclists fault” in so many words is plainly incorrect.

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